If you’re waiting for The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, you might want to try these other novels that can be found at MPL.
Faceless Killers: a mystery by Henning Mankell
This Swedish crime novel follows Kurt Wallender, a small-town detective, who is trying to solve the gruesom murder of an elderly couple. Johannes Lovgren is found beaten to death and his wife has time to utter only one word, “foreign,” before she slips away. This sparks off anti-immigrant sentiment that turns deadly. Meanwhile, Wallender is trying to address a number of personal problems, from patching things up with his wife to reconnecting with his senile father.
Smilla’s Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg
Smilla is a member of the Eskimo/Greenlander minority in Denmark and an authority on the properties and classification of ice. She is also the friend of a young boy named Isaiah Christiansen who is afraid of heights. When Isaiah falls from a snow-covered roof in Copenhagen, Smilla becomes obsessed with why he was on that rooftop. As she unravels the questions surrounding Isaiah’s fall, she uncovers information about his father’s mysterious death and a conspiracy leading back to WWII.
The Princess of Burundi by Kjell Eriksson
The Princess of Burundi is a Swedish crime novel made spectacular by its elegant character descriptions. Former small-time crook and family man Little John Jonsson is found murdered with evidence of torture. Ola Haver and Ann Liddell of the Uppsala police force investigate the murder, looking into a high-stakes card game Jonsson played before his disappearance and into an embittered sociopath with whom Jonsson attended school.
If you’re looking for more books like The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, there is a handout available in the library with more ideas.