Swedish Crime Fiction: Novel, Film, Television

Steven Peacock

Research output: Book/ReportBook


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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationManchester
PublisherManchester University Press
Number of pages176
ISBN (Electronic)978-0719090691
ISBN (Print)978-0-7190-8695-3
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2014


  • Nordic noir, Swedish crime fiction, adaptation, Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell


Dive into the research topics of 'Swedish Crime Fiction: Novel, Film, Television'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this