For fans of Scandinavian crime, Intrigo is the gripping collection of Håkan Nesser’s best novellas and short stories, three of which have been adapted into major motion pictures.
Set in the fictional city of Maardam, each story is linked by themes of secrets coming to light, lies being exposed, and pasts coming back to haunt the people who thought they had fled them – all told in Håkan Nesser’s signature style of dark, cutting prose that displays a true understanding of human nature.
The collection is the basis for a trilogy of international films - Dear Agnes, Death of an Author and Samaria -directed by Daniel Alfredson and starring Ben Kingsley and Gemma Chan.
About the Author
Håkan Nesser is one of Sweden’s most popular crime writers and has received numerous awards for his novels about Inspector Van Veeteren, including the European Crime Fiction Star Award (Ripper Award), the Swedish Crime Writers’ Academy Prize (three times) and Scandinavia’s Glass Key Award. His Van Veeteren series is published in over twenty-five countries and has sold more than 15 million copies worldwide.
Håkan Nesser lives in Gotland with his wife, and spends part of each year in the UK.
One of the best of the Nordic Noir writers - Guardian
A master of suspense - Sunday Times
The godfather of Swedish crime - Metro
One of Sweden's best crime writers - Mail on Sunday