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Scandinavian Crime Fiction (21st Century Genre Fiction) by Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen

By Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen

With its bleak city environments, psychologically compelling heroes and socially engaged plots, Scandinavian crime writing has captured the imaginations of an international viewers within the twenty first century. Exploring the genre's key subject matters, overseas effect and socio-political contexts, Scandinavian Crime Fiction publications readers via such key texts as Sjöwall and Wahlöö's Novel of a Crime, Gunnar Staalesen's Varg Veum sequence, Peter Høeg's Miss Smilla's Feeling for Snow, Henning Mankell's Wallander books, Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy and television sequence resembling The Killing. With its specialize in the functionality of crime fiction in either reflecting and shaping the late-modern Scandinavian welfare societies, this e-book is vital for readers, audience and enthusiasts of modern crime writing.

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