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 4 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 ThrillZone Awards (Best Translated Thriller) Netherlands – Utmarker||2017|
|Shortlisted for the Swedish Radio’s Short Novel Prize Sweden||2017|
|Shortlisted for LovelyBooks’ Der Leserpreis (Best Crime & Thriller of 2016) Germany – Utmarker||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 – Blindbock||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 – Viskleken||2012|
|Shortlisted for the Danish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (The Palle Rosenkrantz Prize) Denmark – Viskleken||2012|
|The Swedish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (Best Swedish Crime Novel) Sweden – Viskleken||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 – Europa Blues||2006|
|The German Crime Fiction Award (Best International Crime Writer) Germany – Upp till toppen av berget||2005|
|The Danish Academy of Crime Writers’ Award (The Palle Rosenkrantz Award) Denmark – Europa Blues||2003|
Arne Dahl’s Turmoil debuts on the official Swedish bestseller list for hardcovers at No. 2. The third Berger & Blom novel also claims a spot on the ebook list, where it is No. 3.
Leif GW Persson’s Master Detective Willy: the Story of My Career comes in at No. 2 on the nonfiction list, similarly occupying a second spot on the lists in the form of a No. 3 placement on the audio list.
Lastly there is the paperback list, where Niklas Natt och Dag continues to place among the top authors and titles. His 1793 is No. 3 this week, and No. 2 on the ebook list.
Sam Berger is suspected of a murder he has not committed, and his partner Molly Blom is in a coma. He escapes to the archipelago and waits for an order from the Swedish Security Service’s chief executive. A terrorist attempt is threatening Stockholm and a wanted murderer, who has kidnapped a girl, can go free. Is Berger the solution or part of the problem?
Arne Dahl has been shortlisted for the European Crime Fiction Star Award (Ripper Award). The Ripper Award honours a crime fiction author who has rendered outstanding services to crime literature within Europe. Previous winners include Henning Mankell, Fred Vargas, and Jussi Adler Olsen.
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The official Norwegian bestseller lists for the last week of March have been announced, and Jo Nesbø’s Macbeth hasn’t budged from the No. 1 spot on the hardcover and e-book list. Just behind on the hardcover list is Jørn Lier Horst & Hans Jørgen Sandnes’ long-running bestseller, Operation Shipwreck, at No. 3. Arne Dahl’s Watching You meanwhile comes in at No. 5 on the e-book list. Kristina Ohlsson continues to feature high up on the paperback bestseller list with her Unwanted, No. 3 this week.
Arne Dahl’s thrilling Watching You has been chosen by Aftenposten, Norway’s largest daily newspaper, as one of this year’s top three best crime novels.
Arne Dahl’s suspenseful Watching You has been shortlisted for the Dutch ThrillZone Awards 2017 in the ‘Best Translated Thriller’ category. The winner will be announced on December 20th. To see the list of nominees and to vote, click on “Read more” below.
Arne Dahl’s Hinterlands climbs the German Der Spiegel bestseller list again, coming in at No. 4 in the paperback category. This is Hinterlands’ eighth week on the list.
Jo Nesbø’s The Snowman, the seventh installment in the Harry Hole series, is No. 1 on the paperback bestseller list at Bog & idé. Arne Dahl’s Watching You claims the No. 4 spot on the same list. At Arnold Busck Hinterlands, the second installment in Arne Dahl’s series about Berger and Blom, is No. 4 on the crime fiction list while Watching You climbs to No. 2 on the paperback list. Bog & idé and Arnold Busck are the two biggest book retailers in Denmark.
Arne Dahl’s Watching You and Hinterlands, the first and second installments in the Berger & Blom series, have claimed spots on Danish bestseller lists. At Arnold Busck, Denmark’s biggest book store chain, Hinterlands comes in at No. 5 on the crime fiction list while Watching You is found at No. 7 on the paperback list. At Bog & idé, Denmark’s biggest book retailer, Watching You is No. 1 on the paperback list and Hinterlands takes the No. 6 spot on the fiction list. Hinterlands was published in Denmark just last week.
Jo Nesbø’s The Thirst, the eleventh Harry Hole novel, has gone straight to No. 2 on Der Spiegel’s bestseller list for hardcover fiction after being published in Germany just last Friday.
Arne Dahl’s Hinterlands meanwhile claims the No. 2 spot on Der Spiegel’s paperback list. This marks Hinterlands’ third week on the list.
Hinterlands, the second installment in Arne Dahl’s series about Berger and Blom, is No. 1 on Der Spiegel’s bestseller list.
Jens Lapidus’ Top Dog is No. 2 on the official Swedish hardcover bestseller list for the month of July. The novel also comes in at No. 2 on the e-book list, and No. 3 on the audiobook list.
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.