Helene Tursten in Seattle

Best-selling Swedish crime writer Helene Tursten, creator of the detective inspector Irene Huus series, will appear in Seattle on Wednesday, April 23. Tursten will talk about her work and read from her newest book to be published in English, The Fire Dance.

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Here Come the “Brides”

Vilhelm Moberg (1898-1973) is perhaps best known for his four-volume “Emigrants” series of novels, filmed by director Jan Troell as The Emigrants and The New Land (starring Max von Sydow and Liv Ullmann). In Sweden he is also known as an historian (A History of the Swedish People) and playwright.

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Swedish Crime with a Twist

A Small Indiscretion by Denise Rudberg, translated by Laura Wideburg, is the first in a series featuring detective inspector Marianne Jidhoff in the “elegant crime” genre. Jidhoff has been on leave from the Stockholm National Police Force to care for her ailing husband, who had been an upper level investigator on the force.

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