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A darker shade of Sweden

Format: Book on CD 2014
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library First Floor - Open Stacks CD Darker
Location  CLP - Main Library
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Ever since Stieg Larsson shone a light on the brilliance of Swedish crime writing with his acclaimed and bestselling Millennium trilogy, readers around the world have sought out and devoured the crime fiction of his countrymen (and women), many of whom have proved to be some of the greatest masters of the genre. In this landmark and unique publication, Sweden's most distinguished and best-loved crime writers have contributed stories to an anthology that promises to thrill even the most jaded mystery reader.

Containing seventeen stories, all never before published in English, A Darker Shade of Sweden illuminates the shadow side of this beguiling country as never before, and promises to be among the most highly anticipated crime fiction of the season.

Introduction / John-Henri Holmberg
Reunion / Tove Alsterdal
He liked his hair / Rolf and Cilla Börjlind
Never in real life / Åke Edwardson
In our darkened house / Inger Frimansson
Paul's last summer / Eva Gabrielsson
The ring / Anna Jansson
The mail run / Åsa Larsson
Brain power / Stieg Larsson
An unlikely meeting / Henning Mankell and Håkan Nesser
An alibi for Señor Banegas / Magnus Montelius
Something in his eyes / Dag Öhrlund
Day and night my keeper be / Malin Persson Giolito
The multi-millionaire / Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö
Diary Braun / Sara Stridsberg
Revenge of the virgin / Johan Theorin
Maitreya / Veronica von Schenck
Too late shall the sinner awaken / Katarina Wennstam.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "These 17 stories, all translated to English for the first time and reaching as far back as the 1970s, offer a veritable who's who of Swedish crime writers. All contributing authors are well represented by the seven talented narrators gathered for this audiobook. Scott Brick's reading of Holmberg's enjoyably informative introduction covering the evolution of Swedish crime fiction is delivered in a smooth, conversational manner that nicely avoids sounding like a class lecture. Delivered with equal aplomb is Erik Bergmann's opening and closing to each story, featuring interesting biographical facts about the featured authors and their writings. "The Mail Run" by Asa Larsson is a dark tale of murder set in rural mining town around the turn of the last century, and narrator Adam Grupper brings just the right melancholy tone to this frontier tale. "Brain Power," written by international bestselling author Stieg Larsson, is set in a far-off dystopian future. Narrator Edoardo Ballerini does an excellent job of bringing a solid sense of realism to Larsson's Orwellian vignette. This collection of Nordic noir is perfect for fans and newcomers alike. A Mysterious hardcover. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Short stories, Swedish -- Translations into English.
Detective and mystery stories.
Noir fiction.
Short stories.
Publisher [Minneapolis, MN] :HighBridge Audio,2014
Edition Unabridged.
Other Titles Darker shade of Sweden :
Contributors Ballerini, Edoardo, 1970- narrator.
Monda, Carol, narrator.
Brick, Scott, narrator.
Grupper, Adam, narrator.
Reed, Maggi-Meg, narrator.
Bergmann, Erik, narrator.
Gilbert, Tavia, narrator.
Holmberg, John-Henri, 1949- editor, translator.
HighBridge Audio (Firm), publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by Edoardo Ballerini, Carol Monda, Scott Brick, Adam Grupper, Maggi-Meg Reed, Erik Bergmann, Tavia Gilbert.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Subtitle from container.
"Mysterious Press"--Container.
Compact disc.
Description 11 audio discs (13 hr.) : digital, stereo. ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781622313273
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