Soon the Easter holidays are here. So then there will be more time for those who want to read books.
In Sweden, Norway and Finland there is a tradition of reading crime novels during Easter, so many libraries and bookstores therefore recommend crime novels during Easter.
Crime novels are counted as popular literature. They can be interesting to read though, because they often portray very well certain times, environments and social criticism. And of course they are exciting.
Below you can find tips on crime novels from different countries, all available in the library right now:
- Uganda (Kibera’s The Devil’s Hill),
- Zimbabwe (Hawkin’s The Girl on the Train)
- Island (Indridason’s Reykjavik Nights)
- USA (Cormier’s After the First Death, Buckley’s The fairy-tale detectives)
- Russia (Dostevsky’s Crime and punishment)
- Sweden (Gerhardson’s Det som göms i snö, Ohlsson’s Silenced, Mankell’s The pyramid, Larsson’s The girl with the dragon tattoo).
- Norway (Nesbö’s Rödhake)
- Denmark (Holt’s Presidentens val)
- Britain (James’ A certain justice)
We have also got part three and four in a crime novels series about Svala, written by Emma Vall (pseudonym for Eva Swedenmark, Maria Herngren and Annica Wennström) as a gift from the School Library Central of Gothenburg. So we are happy to now be able to offer the entire series for loan from the library: Egna spår, Sabotage, Bränd bild och Farligt vatten.
Happy Easter! Wish you all a wonderful and relaxing break!