Arne Dahl (b. 1963) is regarded as one of the finest literary crime writers of Scandinavia. An award-winning author, critic and editor, Dahl is the creator of the bestselling Intercrime series and Opcop quartet. His books have sold more than three million copies, and been translated into 32 languages. For his eminent authorship, Dahl has been awarded the premier crime writing awards of Germany, Denmark and Sweden. In 2016 he began his new series about detectives Sam Berger and Molly Blom.
“Arne Dahl is possibly the most thoughtful and playful contemporary Nordic crime writer. He also happens to be one of the most thrilling.”
“Arne Dahl is one of the true greats of Scandinavian crime fiction.”
“Arne Dahl has created a school of his own within the Swedish crime writing tradition. He combines global intrigue with intelligence, suspense, and genuine literary quality.”
|Shortlisted for the European Crime Fiction Star Award Germany||2014|
|Shortlisted for the Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Swedish Crime Novel) Sweden||2013|
|Shortlisted for the International TV Dagger Award UK||2013|
|Shortlisted for the Glass Key (Best Nordic Crime Novel of the Year) The Nordic Countries||2012|
|Shortlisted for the Danish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (The Palle Rosenkrantz Prize) Denmark||2012|
|The Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Swedish Crime Novel) Sweden||2011|
|Radio Bremen’s Crime Award Germany||2010|
|Shortlisted for the European Crime Fiction Star Award Germany||2010|
|The Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Special Honorary Award) Sweden||2007|
|The German Crime Fiction Award (Best International Crime Writer) Germany||2006|
|The German Crime Fiction Award (Best International Crime Writer) Germany||2005|
|The Danish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (The Palle Rosenkrantz Award) Denmark||2003|
Ellen Savinger, 15, has been missing for three weeks. Detective Inspector Sam Berger fears that she has been taken by a serial killer, but few of his colleagues at the Stockholm police are inclined to listen: if there’s no body, there’s no crime.
Sam then comes into contact with Nathalie, a woman who knows more than she lets on about the series of disappearances Sam is sure points to a repeat kidnapper and killer. As he digs deeper into Ellen’s missing person’s case, a story with sinister connections to Sam’s own life and past is unveiled. Soon the hunter becomes the hunted, and in the badlands the truth of a secret many want to keep hidden is awaiting discovery.
The internationally bestselling and award-winning author Arne Dahl’s new crime fiction novel Badlands is the first installment in a new series of thrillers featuring detectives Sam Berger and Molly Blom.