Håkan Nesser - Scandinavian noir novelist

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Back in 2003 I spent a summer with Kim Novak.

Håkan Nesser is a Swedish novelist, who, apart from several standalone novels, is famous for his series of novels about the police inspectors Van Veeteren and Barbarotti (in two separate series of novels). In my favourite series about Van Veeteren, a lot of the story circles around the police inspector himself and his personal life, as well as around the seconday characters, which in some of the novels take on a lead role.

However, the first Nesser novel I read was "A summer with Kim Novak", which was a pleasant surprise for me, still being one of my favourite novels and probably my favourite Nesser novel. It is always a joy to read Nesser - he truly masters the Swedish language in a very subtle way.

Books in the Van Veeteren series - original Swedish title (English title), year:

Books in the Barbarotti series - original Swedish title, year:

Other novels - original Swedish title (English title) year:

* The books I have read so far are marked with an asterisk.

You can find other favourite and recommended Scandinavian noir novel(ist)s here.

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