Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Danish crime fiction

I'm off to Denmark for five days at the end of May. As per usual, I'm after recommendations for crime fiction set where I'm visiting. So, I'm looking for good crime fiction, in English, set in Denmark. Ideas?


Maxine Clarke said...

The Serbian Dane by Lief Davidsen. The other book of his in print and translated is The Woman from Bratislava but although some of it is set in Denmark a lot of it is not. The Exception by Christian Jungerson is very good. Of course, there is always Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow, though as a geographer you probably don't appreciate the ending. The rest of the book was very good though.

Dorte H said...

If you can get it in time, I strongly recommend Jussi Adler-Olsen´s Mercy (US title: The Keeper of Lost Causes). It is the first in a fine series featuring the somewhat reluctant detective Carl Mørck and his enthusiastic assistant Assad.

I also like Jungersen and Høgh, and some of Leif Davidsen´s.

Bernadette said...

I was going to recommend the books that Maxine mentioned - especially the Davidsen book and dear old Ms Smilla (one of my favourites of all time)