The Millennium Trilogy opened your eyes to a whole world of crime fiction, didn't it? If you are one of the millions of readers looking for life after Stieg Larsson, you’ve come to the right place. In the last five years, the World of Crime has brought together a list of award-winning, bestselling writers from around the world. Now is the time for readers of crime fiction to look beyond their own borders.
If you enjoy your crimes on ice, we have the following on offer:
- Jo Nesbo (Norway) – his most recent book, The Snowman, is his best by far.
- Henning Mankell (Sweden) – famous for his Kurt Wallander series, his most recent novel is a one-off thriller called The Man from Beijing. Stay tuned for the last Kurt Wallander coming in Spring 2011.
- Arnaldur Indridason (Iceland) – Iceland is famous for more than just volcanoes. Indridason is an internationally acclaimed crime writer who portrays his country in an irresistible way - it might even give you Hypothermia.
- Liza Marklund (Sweden) – Liza is new to the list and her book with James Patterson, The Postcard Killers, should have you yearning for more. Her novel Red Wolf, featuring investigative journalist, Annika Bengtzon is coming in October 2010.
If you’re longing for more from the home of this year’s World Cup, you won’t be disappointed by Deon Meyer’s thrillers. Set in post-apartheid South Africa, Blood Safari and Thirteen Hours are breathtaking in their pace and gripping in their plots. From the land down under we have Peter Temple’s Truth, which just won the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the most prestigious literary award in Australia. Chris Knopf’s Short Squeeze is set in the Hamptons and transports you immediately to this vacation paradise with a dark underbelly.
We’re so proud to be the publisher of the Queen of Crime Fiction – P.D. James. She turns 90 years old this year and is still writing! If you’ve enjoyed P.D. James over the years, you will certainly like Susan Hill’s Simon Serrailler series. The Shadows in the Street is the latest and it’s superb. If England is your destination of choice and you want a true taste of its rich past try C. J. Sansom’s Revelation. Set in the reign of Henry VIII, Sansom’s novels are rich in period detail and unique in the world of crime ficion. Heartstone, the next book, is coming in Fall 2010.
If you like your crime closer to home, Canada that is, you can’t get better than Giles Blunt and Howard Shrier. Blunt’s John Cardinal is back this year with the release of Crime Machine and earlier this year Howard Shrier’s High Chicago won the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Novel after winning for Best First Novel just a year earlier for Buffalo Jump.
I hope you’ll go on a bit of an international crime spree with some of these spectacular authors.
Publisher, Vintage Canada