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November Staff Picks

There’s been some pretty eclectic reading by our staff this month. Find all of these Staff Picks titles on the front page of the catalogor select a category for a specific group.

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Nordic Noir – Featured Fiction for April

Ever since Stieg Larsson brought Lisbeth Salander to international prominence with his Millennium series – better known as the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo –  other Scandinavian authors have been enjoying an international audience as well.

Jussi Adler-Olsen
The Hanging Girl: A Department Q Novel
Jo Nesbo
The Leopard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thompson
Helsinki White
mankell
An Event in Autumn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What defines Nordic Noir? The setting is usually cold, dark, and bleak.  The hero/detective (women and men) are generally very analytical, deep, and brooding.  The murderer or perpetrators are psychopathic, misanthropic, and brutal.  The pace is quick but often the follows the routine and methodical work of the detective.   The general tone is realistic – no sweeping prose or giant metaphors, but the story tends to put a lens on corruption within government and society.

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