Sjöwall and Wahlöö – taking crime to the gatan where it belongs

November 5th, 2011 by Zirk van den Berg § 0 comments § permalink

After reading seven Swedish crime novels in a couple of weeks, I’m even beginning to think of street names as Thisgatan and Thatgatan. But even more curious is the fact that Swedish crime books have become so popular in the English-speaking world.

Henning Mankell and Stieg Larsson may have become popular on their own merits anyway, but perhaps neither of them would even have written crime stories if it hadn’t been for » Read the rest of this entry «

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