Crime Fiction Is In Demand Thanks To Stieg Larsson

Stieg Larsson’s The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest debuted last month and concluded the author’s insanely popular Millenium trilogy. All three books, including The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo and The Girl Who Played With Fire, are currently among the bestselling books on Amazon.

The series introduced US readers to Swedish crime fiction, and now that it is finished, they are hungry for more. Since Stieg Larsson passed away before his first book even hit bookshelves, publishers are turning to other Swedish authors. According to The New York Times, Pegasus Books is hoping that Camilla Lackberg, a bestselling author in her native Sweden, will attract Larsson fans with her new book The Ice Princess. James Patterson has also teamed up with Swedish novelist Liza Marklund to write The Postcard Killers, which is due this August.

If you are looking for crime fiction that doesn’t involve Sweden, NPR put together a great list of books. They say, “let’s take a brief mental health break from those gloomy Swedes with their hard-to-pronounce-names, and celebrate some fine recently published mysteries a little closer to home.” They have some interesting suggestions for anyone wondering what to read after The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.

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