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Check out this brilliant shortlist for this year’s Petrona Award for the Best Scandinavian Crime Thriller 2017 courtesy of Sarah Ward (author of In Bitter Chill and A Deadly Thaw) at the marvellous Crimepieces…


Today we’re announcing the outstanding crime novels from Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden which have been shortlisted for the 2017 Petrona Award for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year.

I’m attaching details from the press release below which gives further details of these great novels. The winning title will be announced at the Gala Dinner on 20 May during the annual international crime fiction event CrimeFest, held in Bristol 18-21 May 2017. I can’t wait!

The shortlisted books are:

THE EXILED by Kati Hiekkapelto tr. David Hackston (Orenda Books; Finland)

THE DYING DETECTIVE by Leif G.W. Persson tr. Neil Smith (Doubleday; Sweden)

THE BIRD TRIBUNAL by Agnes Ravatn tr. Rosie Hedger (Orenda Books, Norway)

WHY DID YOU LIE? by Yrsa Sigurđardóttir tr. Victoria Cribb (Hodder & Stoughton, Iceland)

WHERE ROSES NEVER DIE by Gunnar Staalesen tr. Don Bartlett (Orenda Books, Norway)

THE WEDNESDAY CLUB by Kjell Westö tr. Neil Smith (MacLehose Press…

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