Stockholm Noir joins Copenhagen Noir and Helsinki Noir in powerfully representing the Akashic Noir Series in Scandinavia. The excitement around Scandinavian crime fiction coming in the wake of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has been largely centered on Sweden and for good reason, as revealed here. The chill of the country's northern climate combines with Sweden's rich cultural traditions (and contradictions) to create riveting stories by some of the countries very best contemporary authors.
About the Author
Nathan Larson is an award-winning film composer, musician, producer, the author of the novels "The Dewey Decimal System," "The Nervous System," and "The Immune System." He has made music for many films, including "Boys Don't Cry," "Margin Call," and the Swedish movies "Stockholm Stories" and "Lilya 4-Ever." He and his wife, singer Nina Persson, divide their time between New York City and Sweden. Carl-Michael Edenborg is a publisher, writer, and critic with a PhD in intellectual history.
He has written several short stories and novels. His independent Vertigo publishing company has brought out many nonconformist classics, from Marquis de Sade to Samuel Delany. His latest novel, "The Alchemist's Daughter," was nominated for the prestigious Swedish August Prize in 2014.
"This book is part of the award-winning Akashic Books noir anthologies, each of which highlight one location. In Stockholm Noir, the beautiful and pure city of Stockholm that tourists know is juxtaposed against the dark and gritty noir side of the city. Fans of popular Swedish mystery authors like Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson may be interested in branching out into a different genre with this book."
--Hibbing Daily Tribune
"This one shows you the dark corners of Sweden. My mind pictures white blondes in ski clothes. That's not who you read about in these stories..."
--Journey of a Bookseller
"This high-class anthology set in Sweden's capital city exposes the queasy realities of social inequality, soul-diminishing isolation, bigotry and brutality in thirteen separate stories that offer an unflinchingly grim picture of the Scandinavian urban environment. This is midnight noir indeed--but the editors skilfully balance this collection of previously unpublished, contemporary tales with slices of satire, sardonic observations and even a sprinkling of supernatural whimsy."
--Murder, Mayhem & More
Series: Akashic Noir
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 21st April 2016
Publisher: Akashic Books,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.4
Weight (kg): 0.24