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Arne Dahl

(Jan Arnald)
Sweden (b.1963)

Arne Dahl is the pen name of Jan Arnald, an internationally known Swedish crime author and literary critic.

His writing can also be seen in the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter. He published Barbarer (2001) and Maria och Artur (2006) under his own name, but under his pseudonym he has written the A-gruppen (Intercrime) series, involving the A-team, a group highly trained in dealing with criminal cases in Sweden.

Genres: Mystery
   1. The Blinded Man (2011)
     aka Misterioso
   2. Bad Blood (2013)
   3. To the Top of the Mountain (2014)
   4. Europa Blues (2015)
Arne Dahl recommends
The Ice Beneath Her (2016)
(Hanne Lagerlind-Schon, book 1)
Camilla Grebe
"Slowly and subtly, Camilla Grebe lets The Ice Beneath Her unfold into a multilayered, psychologically nuanced murder mystery in which the truth, rather than drawing nearer, keeps slipping further and further away—until it strikes with full force."
The Wolf and the Watchman (2019)
(Jean Mickel Cardell, book 1)
Niklas Natt och Dag
"An unexpected masterpiece, a wild and unusual mix of genres that in one fell swoop succeeds in renewing the entire crime fiction genre."
Gallows Rock (2020)
(Freyja and Huldar, book 4)
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
"Yrsa Sigurdardóttir has with her large-scale and genuinely intelligent stories attempted to find the core of Iceland's distinctive society, and thus pushed the Icelandic crime novel tradition many steps forward."

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