About Scandinoir

Scandinoir is the site dedicated to Scandinavian crime novels, where all those who love reading thriller books will find useful information and interesting news from the amazing world of Scandinavian detective novels.

On our site you will find continuous updates on the latest news from the exciting world of Scandinavian crime novels. In the “news” section you will find information about the latest published or translated books, the last award-winning writers and so on.

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Before the Frost 

Written in 2002, Before the frost is another famous and exciting novel written by the Swedish best-selling writer Hennig Mankell, in the series about the famous police inspector Kurt Wallander.


Box 21

Published in 2005, Box 21 is Roslund and Hellström's second novel. This exciting crime novel was written one year after their critically acclaimed literary debut, the now very famous detective story The Beast, loved by both readers and critics in Sweden and abroad.

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The best crime novels of the year according to the Swedish Crime Novel Academy

And here comes the winners for 2010!

Best Swedish Crime novel:

Leif G.W. Persson, Den döende detektiven.


The Swedish Crime Novel Academy has now chosen

The Swedish Svenska Deckarakademin has chosen the books that will fight for the award of ”Årets bästa svenska kriminalroman” (Best Swedish Crime Novel of the Year) and ”Årets bästa till svenska översatta kriminalroman” (Best Translated Crime Novel of the Year).



Stieg Larsson

Where you can start when you are writing about Stieg Larsson? Is there anything that people do not already know about the man who has become a real icon in crime literature?

Roslund & Hellström

The couple Roslund & Hellström is the latest phenomenon in Swedish crime literature. It did not take long before Roslund & Hellström crime novels became a cult in Sweden and since then, their books have sold in several hundred thousand copies and...


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Les polars scandinaves

Depuis 2006 et la parution du premier tome de « Millenium » l'auteur de polar suédois Stieg Larsson caracole au sommet des ventes. Et les deux tomes suivants ont rejoint « Les hommes qui n'aimaient pas les femmes » dans le peloton de tête. Mais la source est tarie, Larsson est mort en 2004...


Very cool cases: Scandinavian novels are exceptionally hot properties

So you know about the insanely popular Scandinavian crime novelist, right, the author who has sold 3 million books in Sweden (pop. 9 million)? The one published in 40 languages? The crime-writing legend with more than 30 million books in print worldwide? If you said the late Stieg Larsson...



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