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 Swedish Radio’s Short Novel Prize Sweden||2017|
|Shortlisted for LovelyBooks’ Der Leserpreis (Best Crime & Thriller of 2016) Germany||2016|
|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|
Arne Dahl has been shortlisted for the Swedish Radio’s Short Novel Prize 2017 with About a Tree. The winner will be announced on May 10th. Click on “Read more” to listen to the nominated short novels and cast your vote.
When former detective Sam Berger opens his eyes he has no idea where he is. Everything is white, a world without shape. But then Molly Blom is at his side, and Sam realizes that the two of them are on the run from justice, one that has stopped living up to its name.
In the breath-taking sequel to the international bestseller Watching You, Sam and Molly are given an assignment with ties to a disturbing case from the past. The murderer is long since sentenced and imprisoned, but is he really guilty of the crime? Hinterlands is a spine-chilling journey towards the ice-cold heart of darkness, and Arne Dahl at his best.
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Jan Guillou’s Real American Jeans, the sixth installment in The Great Century series, is the No. 1 best selling book in Denmark in the Literary Fiction category. Guillou is joined by Arne Dahl, who comes in at No. 3 on the Crime Fiction list with his latest novel Watching You.
Fredrik Backman’s non-fiction work Things My Son Needs to Know About the World also joins ranks, claiming the No. 5 position on the Literary Fiction list.
Arne Dahl’s Watching You continues to feature at the top of Der Spiegel’s best seller list in Germany. The novel, the first installment in a new crime fiction series by Dahl, comes in at No. 1 this week.
Arne Dahl’s Watching You has shot to No. 1 on Der Spiegel’s best seller list in Germany. Watching You is the first novel in a new series featuring Detective Inspector Sam Berger and Security Service infiltrator Molly Blom.
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.