Meets on Thursdays, from noon to 1pm at Country Bookshelf. Participants must acquire their own books. They are available through Country Bookshelf, other retailers, and possibly your local library.
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In this book discussion series we will return to our armchair travels, this time reading books by authors from the Nordic countries. We'll read some of the premier authors of Nordic crime fiction, those who were earning acclaim in their home countries long before The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo became a runaway bestseller in the U.S. As you read each month, pay attention to plot, language, style, characters, themes, and particularly the differing ways in which these novels critique and illuminate the cultures and societies in which they were written. Come prepared for lively discussions!
Discussion Leader - Ariana Paliobagis, owner of the Country Bookshelf and an avid mystery reader, is a Montana native who received both a BA and an MA in English from MSU.
2017 Meeting Dates:
January 19 - Detective Inspector Huss by Helene Tursten
February 16 - Smilla's Sense of Snow by Peter Hoeg
March 16 - Jar City by Arnaldur Indrioason
April 20 - Don't Look Back by Karin Fossum
May 18 - Borkmann's Point by Hakan Nesser
The incredible fourth novel in the Martin Beck mystery series by the internationally renowned crime writing duo Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, finds Martin Beck heading a major manhunt in pursuit of a mass-murderer. With a new introduction by Jonathan Franzen: "I've read The Laughing Policeman six or eight times. Each time I reach the final twist on the final page, I shiver afresh."
From the dean of Scandinavian noir, the first riveting installment in the internationally bestselling and universally acclaimed Kurt Wallander series, the basis for the PBS series staring Kenneth Branagh.
One of the most prominent citizens of Goteborg, Sweden, plunges to his death off an apartment balcony, but what appears to be a society suicide soon reveals itself to be a carefully plotted murder. Irene Huss finds herself embroiled in a complex and high-stakes investigation.
A "Time" Best Book of the Year . An "Entertainment Weekly" Best Book of the Year . A "People" Best Book of the Year . Winner of the CWA Silver Dagger Award . A Finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Mystery Novel . "Seductive a superbly constructed thriller."---"People" . "Splendid entertainment The suspense novel as exploration of the heart."---"The New York Times Book Review" .
From Gold Dagger Award--winning author Arnaldur Indridason comes a Reykjavik thriller introducing Inspector Erlendur
Meet Inspector Sejer: smart and enigmatic, tough but fair. At the foot of the imposing Kollen Mountain lies a small, idyllic village, where neighbors know neighbors and children play happily in the streets. But when the body of a teenage girl is found by the lake at the mountaintop, the town's tranquility is shattered forever. Annie was strong, intelligent, and loved by everyone.
Internationally bestselling author Hakan Nesser makes his U.S. debut with this riveting tale of murder and suspense that reveals the deep humanity of the characters portrayed even as it sends chills up the spine.