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  • The Inspector and Silenceby Hakan Nesser; Laurie Thompson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    It?s a sweltering summer in Sweden and Chief Inspector Van Veeteren is long overdue for a holiday when a secretive and dubious religious sect comes under investigation. One of its members, a girl on the cusp of adolescence, is found dead in the forest near their holiday camp, brutally raped and strangled; the discovery of her body has been phoned... more...

  • A Bridge to the Starsby Henning Mankell; Laurie Thompson

    Andersen Press Ltd 2009; US$ 9.86

    12 year old Joel lives with his father in the cold northern part of Sweden. At night he often sneaks out of his father's house to look for a lonely dog he has seen from his window. On the bridge across the icy river he starts a secret society and has adventures. But one night he discovers that his father's bed is also empty and will have to come terms... more...

  • Shadows in the Twilightby Henning Mankell; Laurie Thompson

    Andersen Press Ltd 2009; US$ 9.86

    Joel will soon be twelve, and he thinks nothing's going on in the small community where he lives. But he's wrong there. One day, a Miracle happens to him. He's very nearly run over by a bus, but is miraculously unhurt. Now, what do you do when a Miracle has come your way? Shouldn't you show gratitude somehow? Surely a good deed of some sort is in... more...

  • The Journey to the End of the Worldby Henning Mankell; Laurie Thompson

    Andersen Press Ltd 2011; US$ 9.86

    Joel is fifteen and has left school, wanting to become a merchant sailor and travel far away from his home town in Northern Sweden. But first he must face up to the past and meet his mother who ran off when he was little. After such a long time how will Joel and his dad cope with such a reunion and will Joel ever sail the seas as he dreams. . . ? more...

  • When the Snow Fellby Henning Mankell; Laurie Thompson

    Andersen Press Ltd 2011; US$ 8.45

    Joel is growing up. He is getting interested in girls. Just look at his New Year's resolutions: 1 - to see a naked lady, 2 - to toughen himself up so that he can live to be a hundred, and 3 - to see the sea. They all look pretty impossible for a motherless boy in Northern Sweden. Especially as his sailor dad is keen to drown his sadness in drink, and... more...

  • Popular Music from Vittulaby Mikael Niemi; Laurie Thompson

    Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 14.95

    Popular Music from Vittula tells the fantastical story of a young boy's unordinary existence, peopled by a visiting African priest, a witch in the heart of the forest, cousins from Missouri, an old Nazi, a beautiful girl with a black Volvo, silent men and tough women, a champion-bicyclist music teacher with a thumb in the middle of his hand?and, not... more...

  • Münster's Caseby Hakan Nesser; Laurie Thompson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    For Waldemar Leverkuhn the day could not have begun more auspiciously. He and three of his friends, all retirees, have just won the lottery. It?s a modest sum when split four ways?certainly not enough to lift Waldemar out of the plain apartment he shares with his quiet, weary wife?but it?s enough for the old men to toast their good luck with a blowout... more...

  • Island of the Doomedby Stig Dagerman; Laurie Thompson

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 19.00

    A haunting masterpiece of Scandinavian literature?now published for the first time in the United States more...

  • Stieg Larsson, My Friendby Kurdo Baksi; Laurie Thompson

    Quercus 2010; US$ 9.99

    Five years after his death, Stieg Larsson is best known as the author of the Millennium Trilogy, but during his career as a journalist he was a crucial protagonist in the battle against racism and for democracy in Sweden, and one of the founders of the anti-facist magazine Expo. Kurdo Baksi first met Larsson in 1992; it was the beginning of an intense... more...

  • The Second Deadly Sinby Ċsa Larsson; Laurie Thompson

    Quercus 2013; US$ 9.99

    Dawn breaks in a forest in northern Sweden. Villagers gather to dispatch a rampaging bear. When the beast is brought to ground they are horrified to find the remains of a human hand inside its stomach. In nearby Kiruna a woman is found murdered in her bed, her body a patchwork of vicious wounds, the word WHORE scrawled across the wall. Her grandson... more...