Scandinavian Crime Fiction: a review of recent scholarship


  • John Lingard



ABSTRACT: The last two decades have witnessed an unprecedented outpouring of crime fiction from the Scandinavian countries: Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland. The two books under review address Scandinavian crime fiction from different points of view. The collection of essays edited by Nestingen and Arvas is the more directly ideological and specialized work; whereas Forshaw’s guide concentrates more on crime fiction as a genre, and its translation into English. The two publications, then, complement each other, and it will depend to a great extent on individual taste which one readers will prefer.




How to Cite

Lingard, J. (2013). Scandinavian Crime Fiction: a review of recent scholarship. Scandinavian-Canadian Studies, 21, 164–189.