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Nordic Noir

  • Snowman

    Snowman

    FROM THE No.1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR'Chilling, spectacular stuff' Mark BillinghamA young boy wakes to find his mother missing. Outside, he sees her favourite scarf - wrapped around the neck of a snowman.Detective Harry Hole soon discovers that an alarming number of wives and mothers have gone missing over the years.When a second woman disappears, Harry's worst suspicion is confirmed: a serial killer is operating on his home turf.SOON THE FIRST SNOW WILL COMEAND THEN HE WILL APPEAR AGAINAND WHEN THE SNOW HAS GONEHE WILL HAVE TAKEN SOMEONE ELSE. . .*JO NESBO HAS SOLD OVER 50 MILLION BOOKS WORLDWIDE**Watch out for The Jealousy Man, the dark and twisted new collection of crime stories from Jo Nesbo available now*

    Jo Nesbo ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
    Approx 4 Business Days

    R 255.00

    4 Days Delivery
  • Reykjavík

    Reykjavík

    PRE-ORDER THIS ICE-COLD NEW MYSTERY FROM RAGNAR JÓNASSON AND KATRÍN JAKOBSDÓTTIRWhat happened to Lara?Iceland, 1956. Fifteen-year-old Lára spends the summer working for a couple on the small island of Videy, just off the coast of Reykjavík.In early August, the girl disappears without a trace.The mystery becomes Iceland's greatest unsolved case. What happened to the young girl? Is she still alive? Did she leave the island, or did something happen to her there?Thirty years later in August, 1986, as the city of Reykjavík celebrates its 200th anniversary, journalist Valur Robertsson begins his own investigation into Lara's case. But as he draws closer to discovering the secret, and with the eyes of Reykjavík upon him, it soon becomes clear that Lara's disappearance is a mystery that someone will stop at nothing to keep unsolved . . .

    Ragnar Jónasson ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
    Approx 4 Business Days

    R 385.00

    4 Days Delivery
  • Chestnut Man

    Chestnut Man

    NOW A MAJOR TOP 10 NETFLIX SERIES'A full-throttle thriller in the tradition of classic Stieg Larsson, drenched in atmosphere and charged with adrenaline. I loved this book' A. J. FINN, author of The Woman In The Window'A cracking ending that left me STUNNED' 5***** READER REVIEWTHE CHILLING DEBUT NOVEL FROM THE CREATOR AND WRITER OF HIT TV SHOW THE KILLING, perfect for fans of THE FALL and DESAs the leaves fall, he's coming for you . . .One October morning in a quiet suburb, the police make a terrible discovery.A young woman is found brutally murdered with one of her hands missing.Above her hangs a small doll made of chestnuts.Examining the doll, Forensics are shocked to find a fingerprint belonging to a young girl, kidnapped and murdered a year ago.Can a new killer be the key to an old crime?And will his spree be over before winter arrives - or is he only just getting started? . . .'The Stieg Larsson comparisons seem unfair - on Sveistrup. He is quite simply in another league' Metro'If you're pining for a dose of Jo Nesbo-style Scandi noir, The Chestnut Man should hit the spot' The Times'Has success written all over it' Daily Express'Creepy, clever and packed with tension' Sun'If you are one of the millions who enjoyed The Killing, you'll want to read the first novel by its creator' Guardian **The Times Best Paperbacks of the Month**PRAISE FOR THE CHESTNUT MAN ON NETFLIX:'A chilling psychological thriller that will have you hooked . . . Fans of The Killing will not be disappointed' FORBES'Perfect for fans of Nordic thrillers . . . The next binge-watched success' EXPRESS'Gripping and gruesome - exactly what you want from The Killing creators' iNEWS

    Søren Sveistrup ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
    Approx 5 - 9 Business Days

    R 226.00

  • Spider

    Spider

    Three years ago, Saga Bauer received a postcard with a threatening text about a gun with nine white bullets - one of which is waiting for Detective Joona Linna. But time passed and the threat faded.Until now.A sack with a decomposed body is found tied to a tree in the forest. A milky white bullet casing is found at the murder scene. And soon the police are sent complicated riddles from the killer - a chance to stop further murders.Joona Linna and Saga Bauer must fight side by side to solve the puzzle and save each victim before it's too late. But the violent hunt becomes increasingly desperate. Maybe this serial killer is unstoppable. Maybe they're already caught in the web . . .

    Lars Kepler ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
    Approx 4 Business Days

    R 365.00

    4 Days Delivery
  • Axe Woman

    Axe Woman

    'A master of suspense' – Sunday TimesWhen Inspector Gunnar Barbarotti returns to work after a personal tragedy, his boss hands him a cold case to ease him back in. But the case doesn't stay cold for long . . . The Axe Woman is the fifth Inspector Barbarotti novel from bestselling author Håkan Nesser.Five years previously, Morinder simply vanished. His partner claimed he had travelled abroad, never to return. But Arnold’s partner was Ellen Bjarnebo: one of Sweden’s most notorious killers, having served over ten years in prison for killing her first husband and dismembering his body with an axe. And when Barbarotti seeks to re-interview Ellen, she is nowhere to be found . . .With neither a body nor a prime suspect, Barbarotti must use all the ingenuity at his disposal. And as the cold case begins to thaw and he finally begins to make progress, he realises that nothing about Ellen Bjarnebo can be taken for granted . . .

    Håkan Nesser ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
    Approx 4 Business Days

    R 275.00

    4 Days Delivery
  • Night House

    Night House

    In the wake of his parents' tragic deaths in a house fire, fourteen-year-old Richard Elauved has been sent to live with his aunt and uncle in the remote, insular town of Ballantyne. Richard quickly earns a reputation as an outcast, and when a classmate named Tom goes missing, everyone suspects the new, angry boy is responsible for his disappearance. No one believes him when he says the telephone booth out by the edge of the woods sucked Tom into the receiver like something out of a horror movie. No one, that is, except Karen, a beguiling fellow outsider who encourages Richard to pursue clues the police refuse to investigate. He traces the number that Tom prank called from the phone booth to an abandoned house in the Black Mirror Wood. There he catches a glimpse of a terrifying face in the window. And then the voices begin to whisper in his ear . . .You know who I am. She's going to burn. The one you love is going to burn. There's not a thing you can do about it.When another classmate disappears, Richard must find a way to prove his innocence-and preserve his sanity-as he grapples with the dark magic that is possessing Ballantyne and pursuing his destruction.Then again, Richard may not be the most reliable narrator of his own story.

    Jo Nesbo ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
    Approx 4 Business Days

    R 405.00

    4 Days Delivery
  • Shadow Murders

    Shadow Murders

    THE NO. 1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR27 MILLION BOOKS SOLDWINNER OF THE GLASS KEY AWARDIn the penultimate thriller in the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling Department Q series, Copenhagen's cold cases division must hunt for a nefarious criminal who has slipped under the radar for decades.On her 60th birthday, a woman takes her own life. When the case lands on Detective Carl Mørck's desk, he can't imagine what this has to do with Department Q, Copenhagen's cold cases division. It's a tragedy to be sure, but the cause of death seems to be clear. But his superior, Marcus Jacobsen, is convinced that this is not in fact a suicide, but a murder related to an unsolved case that has been plaguing him since 1988.At Marcus' behest, Carl and the Department Q gang-Rose, Assad, and Gordon-reluctantly begin to investigate. However, they quickly discover that Marcus is on to something: Every two years for the past three decades, there have been unusual, impeccably timed deaths with connections between them that cannot be ignored. As they dig deeper, it transpires that these "accidents" are in fact murders by a very cunning and violent criminal.Faced with their toughest case yet, made only more difficult with COVID-19 restrictions and the challenges of their own personal lives, the Department Q team must race to find the culprit before the next murder is committed, as it is becoming increasingly clear that the killer is far from finished.Praise for Jussi Adler-Olsen's Department Q series:'Everything you could possibly want from a thriller and much, much more' Kirkus'Adler-Olsen is the new "it" boy of Nordic Noir' The Times'Engrossing' Sunday Express'Gripping storytelling' Guardian'As impressive as it is unnerving' Independent

    Jussi Adler-Olsen ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
    Approx. 15 - 20 Business Days

    R 268.00

  • Killing Moon

    Killing Moon

    'Nesbo deserves to be crowned the king of all crime thriller writers' Sunday ExpressThis killer will get inside your head...THE HUNT IS ON AND THE POLICE ARE RUNNING OUT OF TIME.Two women are missing, their only connection being they attended the same party, hosted by a notorious real-estate magnate. When one of the women is found murdered, the police discover an unusual signature left by the killer, giving them reason to suspect he will strike again.THEY'RE FACING A KILLER UNLIKE ANY OTHER.And catching him calls for a detective like no other. But the legendary Harry Hole is gone. Struck off the force, down and out in Los Angeles, it seems that nothing can entice him back to Oslo. Until the woman who saved Harry's life is put in grave danger, and he has no choice but to return to the city that haunts him and hunt for the murderer.TO CATCH HIM WILL PUSH HARRY TO THE LIMIT. He'll need to bring together a misfit team of former operatives to do what he can't do alone: stop an unstoppable killer. But as the evidence mounts, it becomes clear that there is more to this case than meets the eye... AND FOR HARRY, THIS JUST GOT PERSONAL.

    Jo Nesbo ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
    Approx 4 Business Days

    R 365.00

    4 Days Delivery
  • Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    ***********************The phenomenal international bestseller - 100 million copies of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo series sold worldwide.One of the Bookseller's 30 most influential books of the last 30 years."What a cracking novel! I haven't read such a stunning thriller debut for years. Brilliantly written and totally gripping" Minette WaltersWith an Introduction by Val McDermidForty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her uncle is convinced it was murder - and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the tattooed, truculent computer hacker Lisbeth Salander to investigate. When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history. But the Vangers are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves.Stieg Larsson's groundbreaking trilogy is continued in The Girl in the Spider's Web, The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye and The Girl Who Lived Twice by David Lagercrantz

    Stieg Larsson ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
    Approx 4 Business Days

    R 290.00

    4 Days Delivery
  • Faceless Killers

    Faceless Killers

    Discover the first novel in the addictive Wallander series.'Wallander is among the very best fictional crimebusters' Daily TelegraphOne frozen January morning at 5am, Inspector Wallander responds to what he believes is a routine call out. When he reaches the isolated farmhouse he discovers a bloodbath.An old man has been tortured and beaten to death, his wife lies barely alive beside his shattered body, both victims of a violence beyond reason. The woman supplies Wallander with his only clue: the perpetrators may have been foreign. When this is leaked to the press, it unleashes a tide of racism.Wallander's life is a shambles. His wife has left him, his daughter refuses to speak to him, and even his ageing father barely tolerates him. He works tirelessly, eats badly, and drinks his nights away. But now Wallander must forget his troubles and throw himself into a battle against time and against mounting racial hatred.'Mankell is one of the most ingenious crime writers around. Highly recommended' Observer 'Mankell is in the first division of crime writing' The Times

    Henning Mankell ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
    Approx. 15 - 20 Business Days

    R 268.00

  • Cult

    Cult

    A thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat from the first page to the last! A kidnapped boy…A young child is snatched in broad daylight outside his nursery. Nobody in charge sees a thing, but the other children say a woman is the culprit … The police find a link …Detective Mina Dabiri calls on her close friend Vincent to untangle the puzzle that surrounds the kidnapped boy. As he finds a link between the boy and other others who have gone missing, it becomes clear that time is running out for everyone involved …. A looming threat…Meanwhile, Mina’s estranged daughter gets caught up in the secretive world of Epicura, a shadowy organisation that claims to be a centre for leadership development. Can Mina protect her child—a child who doesn’t even know she exists?

    Camilla Lackberg, Henrik Fexeus ESTIMATED DELIVERY:
    Approx 4 Business Days

    R 390.00

    4 Days Delivery

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