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Swedish Crime Fiction: Novel, Film, Television

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  • Steven Peacock
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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherUniversity of Manchester Press
Number of pages176
ISBN (Electronic)978-0719090691
ISBN (Print)978-0-7190-8695-3
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2014


Swedish crime fiction became an international phenomenon in the first decade of the twenty-first century, starting first with novels but then percolating through Swedish language television serials and films into English language BBC productions and Hollywood remakes. This book looks at the rich history of Nordic noir, and examines the appeal of this particular genre and attempts to reveal why it is distinct from a plethora of other crime fictions.

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