Now that you've read Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy, what's next? "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and the two books in the series that followed were worldwide blockbusters that left readers craving more books just like them. These three books, however, are just the tip of the Scandinavian iceberg of suspense and mystery books written by Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian authors unfamiliar to American readers.
K.O. Dahl (Norway): Kjell Ola Dahl has been a bestselling author in his home country for years. With the publication of "The Fourth Man," readers in the United States were able to read this master of the mystery thriller. Merging the suspense of the classical whodunit with the precision of the police procedural, the investigations of Det. Frank Frolich and Det. Chief Inspector Gunnarstranda deal with love and betrayal, and loyalty and guilt.
Peter Hoeg (Denmark): "Smilla's Sense of Snow" was selected as a "Best Book of the Year" by Time Magazine in 1990. With a plot involving a conspiracy, spare prose and an eccentric and strong heroine, one might say this book foreshadowed some elements of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."