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The Absent One, Adler-Olsen, Jussi
1 Adler-Olsen, JussiThe Absent One
New York Dutton 2012 0525952896 / 9780525952893 First U.S. Edition Soft Cover Near Fine Advance Uncorrected Proof 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Translated by K.E. Semmel. Originally published in English in the UK in 2012 under the title "Disgrace." Illustrated wraps. 403 pages. ~ In very nearly fine condition, with very slight rubbing at head/tail of spine. ~~ Another gripping thriller by the Glass Key Award-winning author and Denmark's #1 crime writer. ~ This is the second title in Adler-Olsen's 'Department Q' series featuring "flawed but brilliant" Copenhagen detective Carl Mørck, who has been demoted to the investigation of cold cases in Department Q, consisting only of him and his sidekick Assad. In this installment, a third team member, Rose, also flawed, joins them to investigate the brutal murder of a brother and sister twenty years earlier. Though a suspect confessed and is serving time, Carl realizes there is more to the story, involving a mysterious and evasive woman living on the streets, who is guarding some dark secrets. Adler-Olsen has been called the Danish equivalent to Nordic noir writers Steig Larssen and Jo Nesbo, and is being hailed as one of the top international suspense writers. ~ This Advance Reader Copy has the publisher promotional materials laid in. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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The Keeper of Lost Causes, Adler-Olsen, Jussi
2 Adler-Olsen, JussiThe Keeper of Lost Causes
New York Dutton/Penguin 2011 0525952489 / 9780525952480 First U.S. Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
First printing. Translated from the Danish by Lisa Hartman. Black spine and ivory boards with gold spine titling. 395 pages. ~Book is clean, tight, appears unread, no wear, unmarked inside and out. Dust jacket is fine, clean, crisp, no wear, and protected in a clear archival cover. ~~ An exquisitely suspenseful thriller by the Glass Key Award-winning author and Denmark's #1 crime writer. Published in the UK under the title "Mercy" (2011) and translated by Lisa Hartman, a pen name of Tiina Nunnally, who has received acclaim for her masterful translations of Danish, Norwegian and Swedish literature and who is credited with the revival of Sigrid Undset's classic trilogy "Kristin Lavransdatter" because of her superior translation. ~ This international bestseller is the first title in Adler-Olsen's 'Department Q' series featuring Copenhagen detective Carl Mørck, who after a troubling incident has been demoted to the investigation of cold cases in the one-man Department Q. He comes across a case of a female politician missing for five years and assumed dead. But Mørck thinks differently, and the reader is drawn into the harrowing parallel stories of the suffering woman and Mørck's search, which thrills and surprises to the very end. A must for Scandinavian crime fans. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Misterioso, Dahl, Arne
3 Dahl, ArneMisterioso
New York Pantheon Books 2011 0375425357 / 9780375425356 First American Edition Wraps Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
"Uncorrected bound galleys." Translated from the Swedish by Tiina Nunnally. Red paper wraps. 340 numbered pages. First page is a glossy proof sample of the cover. ~ Fine condition, tight, clean, appears unread. Interior pages unmarked. ~~ Originally published in Swedish in 1999, Misterioso is the first in what is now known as the Intercrime series, which includes ten titles in Swedish. This novel is Arne Dahl's (pen name of Jan Arnald) English translation debut, and apparently planned as the first of three to be published by Pantheon, since it is heralded on the back cover as "the first novel in the gripping Intercrime trilogy." In this novel we meet Stockholm detective Paul Hjelm, who becomes a part of an unusual collective of Swedish detectives who have joined forces to combat international crime. Dahl has garnered praise both for this original premise, which reflects Sweden's contemporary problems as a small country dealing with a globalized world, and for what he himself describes as an attempt at "high" literature: "a richly varied style, a nuanced set of characters, a certain intellectual level of comprehension, and, not least, a sense of humour that is quite unique - while still being a true thriller: hardboiled, exciting, surprising, and loaded with action" (author's website). Dahl is the only Scandinavian crime author ever to win both the German Crime Writing Award (2005) and the Danish Crime Writing Award (2004). Dahl is a Scandinavian author to watch. At the time of listing, this is the only uncorrected proof copy available for sale. 
Price: 125.00 USD
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The Cruel Stars of the Night, Eriksson, Kjell
4 Eriksson, KjellThe Cruel Stars of the Night
New York Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's Minotaur 2007 0312366671 / 9780312366674 First U.S. Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Blue textured paper (simulating cloth) over boards with silver spine titling. 312 pages. Translated from the Swedish by Ebba Segerberg. Book is clean, tight, appears unread. Dust jacket is also fine, now protected in a clear archival cover. ~~ By the acclaimed author of "The Princess of Burundi," winner of the Swedish Crime Academy Award for Best Crime Novel. Eriksson's huge popularity in the Nordic countries is quickly spreading among American fans. This is the second mystery in the Ann Lindell series. When a woman discovers her father, a professor, missing, Inspector Ann Lindell begins an investigation and discovers a diabolical scheme unfolding. "Combining heart-pounding suspense with brilliant psychological insight, [this story] moves like a comet as it approaches the cliffhanging climax." -dust jacket. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Borderliners, Hoeg, Peter
5 Hoeg, PeterBorderliners
New York Farrar Straus & Giroux 1994 0374115540 / 9780374115548 First American Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Black cloth spine and brown boards with metallic orange spine titling. Translated by Barbara Haveland. 277 pages. Book is clean, tight, appears unread. Dust jacket is fine, now in a clear archival cover. ~~ Fourth novel by the acclaimed author of "Smilla's Sense of Snow." A boy attending an elite private academy in Copenhagen discovers that the school is using the students in an experiment in controlling children. Disturbing and full of psychological tension. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Quiet Girl, Hoeg, Peter
6 Hoeg, PeterThe Quiet Girl
New York Farrar Straus & Giroux 2007 0374263698 / 9780374263690 First American Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Textured beige paper binding with red spine titling. Translated from the Danish by Nadia Christensen. 408 pages. Book is clean, tight, with a minor wrinkle at head of spine. Dust jacket is fine, now in a clear archival cover. ~~ Fifth novel by the author of "Smilla's Sense of Snow." A renowned circus clown is deeply in debt from gambling and is wanted by the authorities. He is sought out and taken in by an order of nuns who also harbor children who have the same special mystical abilities that he has. Events lead him to make some startling discoveries about the children. Described as a "philosophical thriller that blends social realism with the literary fantastic." 
Price: 18.00 USD
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A Darker Shade of Sweden: Original Stories By Sweden's Greatest Crime Writers, Holmberg, John-Henri (Ed.)
7 Holmberg, John-Henri (Ed.)A Darker Shade of Sweden: Original Stories By Sweden's Greatest Crime Writers
New York Mysterious Press/Grove/Atlantic 2014 0802122434 / 9780802122438 First Edition Hard Cover As New As New 8vo - 9.25" Tall 
Edited and Translated and Introduction by John-Henri Holmberg. Yellow binding with red spine titling; blue endpapers. 361 pages. Book is new and unread, in fine condition, in a fine dust jacket. Now in a clear archival cover. ~~ Holmberg was a personal friend of Stieg Larsson, and is the Edgar Award-nominated co-author of "The Tatooed Girl," about Larsson and his Millennium novels. Here he offers up 17 stories by Sweden's masters of the mystery genre, never before published in English, including one by Larsson, and several by up-and-coming writers. Another story has Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander meeting Håkan Nesser's Van Veeteren. Other authors: Tove Alsterdal, Rolf and Cilla Börjlind, ÅKe Edwardson, Inger Frimansson, Eva Gabrielsson, Anna Jansson, Åsa Larsson, Magnus Montelius, Dag Öhrlund, Malin Persson Giolito, Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö, Sara Stridsberg, Johan Theorin, Veronica von Schenck, Katarina Wennstam. In all, a great collection of Swedish noir, accompanied by Holmber'gs Introduction in which he traces the evolution of the genre. A lovely first printing copy. 
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The Woman and the Ape, Høeg, Peter
8 Høeg, PeterThe Woman and the Ape
New York Farrar Straus & Giroux 1996 0374292035 / 9780374292034 First U.S. Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good+ 8vo - 7¾" - 9¾" Tall 
Originally published in Danish in 1996. Translated by Barbara Haveland. Black spine and white papered boards with gold spine titling and author's initials stamped in gold on front cover. 261 pages. ~ Book is clean tight, still falls shut when opened, no wear, and interior pages are unmarked. Dust jacket is bright and crisp with a 1/2 " closed tear on lower edge of back panel with an associated crease. Now in a clear archival cover. ~~ By the Danish author of "Smilla's Sense of Snow." Like "Smilla," this novel also has an underlying theme of the consequences of the progress of civilization. It is the story of Erasmus, an anthropoid ape of high intelligence captured from a remote locale by smugglers and recaptured by an animal researcher. Madelene, the alcoholic young wife of the researcher, takes an intense interest in the ape and thus begins an erotic love affair between the two and they flee to live in the wild. But Erasmus has an ultimate goal. "A fable for our time, [this novel] poses searching questions about the nature of love, freedom, and humanity. It combines the farcical humor of a Marx Brothers movie with the magic of a fairy tale and the pace of a thriller."--DJ. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Invisible Murder, Kaaberbøl, Lene; Friis, Agnete
9 Kaaberbøl, Lene; Friis, AgneteInvisible Murder
New York Soho Press 2012 1616951702 / 9781616951702 First U.S. Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - 9.25" Tall David Shoemaker (jacket design) 
Translated from the Danish by Tara Chace. Mauve spine and black boards with black spine titling. 339 pages. Book is clean, tight, still falls shut when opened, interior pages unmarked. Dust jacket is fine, crisp, with very minor, negligible crinkling at spine and flap folds. Now in a clear archival cover. ~~ From the author duo of the bestselling "The Boy in the Suitcase," this is the second title in the series featuring kindly Red Cross nurse Nina Borg. When she agrees to visit some Hungarian Gypsies who are mysteriously ill, Nina becomes enmeshed in a risky and complicated situation involving a dangerous substance, the Copenhagen counterterrorism unit, and some very desperate people. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Boy in the Suitcase, Kaaberbøl, Lene; Friis, Agnete
10 Kaaberbøl, Lene; Friis, AgneteThe Boy in the Suitcase
New York Soho Press 2011 156947981X / 9781569479810 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - 7¾" - 9¾" Tall 
Originally published in Denmark in 2008. Translated from the Danish by Lene Kaaberøl. Black spine and dark teal boards with silver spine titling. 313 pages. ~ Book is clean, square and appears unread. Dust jacket is fine, crisp, with a tiny wrinkle at top of front flap fold. Now in a clear archival cover. ~~ This award-winning first novel co-authored by this writing team was also a nominee for the Glass Key Crime Fiction Award (losing to Stieg Larsson) and a New York Times Book Review Notable Crime Book of 2011. It introduces Nina Borg, a Red Cross nurse who works with refugees and who tends to over-extend herself in her desire to help others. A friend leaves her with a key to a locker in the train station, in which she finds a suitcase containing a naked and drugged three-year-old boy. When she then learns that her friend has been murdered, she finds herself on a trek through Denmark trying to solve the mystery of the boy's identity and to keep them both from harm. A gripping and fast-paced thriller. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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The Hypnotist, Kepler, Lars
11 Kepler, LarsThe Hypnotist
London Blue Door 2011 0007359101 / 9780007359103 Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed by Author
Second printing of the first UK edition. Originally published in Swedish in 2009. Red binding with gold spine lettering; blue endpapers. 503 pages. ~ Book is clean, tight, still falls shut when opened, top front corner lightly bumped. Dust jacket is bright and criso with a minor wrinkles at top and bottom of front flap fold. Now in a clear archival cover. ~~ This is the debut novel (originally published in Sweden in 2009) from Alexandra and Alexander Ahndoril, written under the pseudonym of Lars Kepler. Described in the Washington Post as "a serious, disturbing, highly readable novel that is finally a meditation on evil," this book has already been a bestseller in several countries. When a young boy is found multiply stabbed but still alive, he is the only witness to his family's brutal murder. Detective Joona Linna seeks the help of Dr. Erik Maria Bark to hypnotize the boy to discover the facts about the crime. Bark consents, despite the risks involved. Thus begins a chain of additional horrific events. A "spellbinding" thriller! ~ This copy is signed three times on the title page: first with the pseudonym Lars Kepler, and then by both authors with their real names. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Easy Money, Lapidus, Jens
12 Lapidus, JensEasy Money
New York Pantheon Books 2011 0307377482 / 9780307377487 First U.S. Edition Softcover Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Uncorrected Proof/ Advance Reader's Edition. Translated from the Swedish by Astri von Arbin Ahlander. Orange pictorial wraps. 457 pages. ~ In fine condition, with light rubbing at head of spine and a small crease at top corner. Clean, tight, interior pages unmarked. ~~ The first in a trilogy of hard-boiled crime novels, and also Lapidus's debut novel (published in Sweden in 2006). Lapidus, a successful criminal defense lawyer, escorts the reader into Stockholm's underworld, telling the story from the point of view of the mob bosses, thugs, and criminals, revealing the internal logic driving their way of life. Writing in the vein of (and lauded by) James Ellroy, Lapidus's work introduces "Stockholm noir," and is described as "intelligent, fast-paced, and raw." In this novel, a drug dealer, a student seeking some easy money, and a mob thug intersect in the dangerous game of coke trafficking. ~~ This copy is an uncorrected proof also serving as an advance reader's copy. The rear cover announces a publication date of November 2011, but the release has been moved back to April 2012. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest, Larsson, Stieg
13 Larsson, StiegThe Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2010 030726999X / 9780307269997 Uncorrected Proof Wraps Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
First edition. Translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland. Red wraps. 557 pages. Example of jacket cover as first page, followed by advertising/publication information, then text. Announces a first printing of 500,000 copies. In fine condition, tight and clean, pristine. ~~The third title in Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy. At the time of this listing there are no other copies of this uncorrected proof available for sale. Quite scarce. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Larsson, Stieg
14 Larsson, StiegThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2008 0307269752 / 9780307269751 First United States Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
First printing. Translated from the Swedish by Reg Keeland. Black spine with yellow boards. 465 rough-cut style pages. Book is very fresh, clean, tight, and straight; interior pages clean and unmarked; crease at head of spine with two associated tiny 2-millimeter tears. Dust jacket is bright and crisp, no markings, and no edge wear save for a tiny 1/8" closed tear at head of spine and a slightly larger closed tear at top of back panel. Now protected in a clear archival cover. ~~ First novel in the international bestselling trio known as the "Millennium trilogy," featuring the singular and unorthodox computer hacker Lisbeth Salander. The trilogy has already been made into three successful Swedish movies, and Columbia Pictures has just produced "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" as the first in its own three-film adaptation. This first novel was published with a smaller first printing run than the following two, which were larger due to the sensation kicked off by this title. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; The Girl Who Played With Fire; The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium Trilogy set), Larsson, Stieg
15 Larsson, StiegThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo; The Girl Who Played With Fire; The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Millennium Trilogy set)
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2008 0307269752 / 9780307269751 First U.S. Editions Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Stated first U.S. editions of all three volumes, 2008, 2009, 2010, respectively. All three volumes are fine and fresh, with no detractions to the books or the dust jackets. Protected in clear archival covers. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Black spine and orange papered boards. 465 pages. The Girl Who Played with Fire: Black spine and deep orange papered boards. 503 pages. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest: Black spine and grey papered boards. 563 pages. All three volumes have rough-cut style paging. ~~ This is a beautiful first edition set of this sensational and internationally bestselling trilogy, featuring the singular, mysterious, and unorthodox young computer hacker Lisbeth Salander. The trilogy has already been made into three successful Swedish movies, and Columbia Pictures has just produced "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" as the first in its own three-film adaptation. A treasured posthumously-published set by this Swedish author who did not live to experience his own legacy. 
Price: 525.00 USD
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Harlot's Ghost, Mailer, Norman
16 Mailer, NormanHarlot's Ghost
NY Random House 1991 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
First printing. Quarter bound in blue cloth with black boards, with silver lettering. 1310 pages. This novel about the inner workings of the CIA, which combines real-life figures with fictional characters, has been hailed as Mailer's masterpiece. In excellent condition. Binding is slightly bowed but in fine shape, remarkable for a book of this size. Has probably been read just once. One tiny area where the corners of a few pages were bumped, else fine in a fine dust jacket, protected in archival cover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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The Man from Beijing, Mankell, Henning
17 Mankell, HenningThe Man from Beijing
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2010 0307271862 / 9780307271860 First American Edition Wraps Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Uncopyedited Proof. Translated from the Swedish by Laurie Thompson. Glossy black wraps. 367 pages + 4 unnumbered pages: Epilog, Afterword, Note on author and Note on typeface. ~ Clean and fresh, appears unread, with a small crease to bottom front corner and a tiny crease to upper front corner. Interior paging clean and unmarked. ~~ A very nice uncorrected proof copy of this "electrifying new thriller from the internationally acclaimed and best-selling writer," announcing a 125,000 first print run, to be released February 2010. Mankell is known for his Kurt Wallander series, but this is one of his independent mysteries. When a mass murder takes place in a small Swedish village, a woman realizes that there is a connection between a red ribbon found near the scene and something mentioned in an ancestor's diary. This is her first step to discovering a longstanding chain of corruption and vengeance. ~~ This uncorrected proof is not to be confused with an advance reader copy. An uncorrected proof often shows the author's writing in an earlier form before additional changes. 
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The Leopard, Nesbo, Jo
18 Nesbo, JoThe Leopard
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2012 0307595870 / 9780307595874 First U.S. Edition Hard Cover As New As New 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett. Black spine and beige papered boards. 517 pages. ~ Book is new and unread, in a fine dust jacket, now in a clear archival cover. ~~ Nesbo is a bestselling Norwegian author who has won the Glass Key Award for best Nordic crime novel. The Leopard is the eighth novel in his mystery series featuring the hardened and world-weary Oslo police detective Harry Hole, and the sixth translated in to English. Described as his "most electrifying novel yet," this story finds Hole seeking refuge in Hong Kong, still reeling from his last case involving the 'snowman' killer. He returns to Norway to the news that women are being murdered by drowning in their own blood. He quickly realizes he is dealing for a psychopath who will put him to the test as never before. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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The Snowman, Nesbo, Jo
19 Nesbo, JoThe Snowman
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2010 0307595862 / 9780307595867 Uncorrected Proof Wraps Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Advance Reader's Edition stated on front cover; Uncorrected Proof stated on back cover. Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett. Glossy illustrated wraps. 383 pages. In fine condition, clean, bright, unread. ~~ Nesbo is a bestselling Norwegian author who has won the Glass Key Award for best Nordic crime novel. The Snowman is the seventh novel in his mystery series featuring the hardened Oslo police detective Harry Hole. First print run of 150,000 copies. ~ In this intricately plotted psychological drama Hole realizes that he is being used as a pawn in the chilling game of a serial killer who trademarks his deeds by leaving a snowman at the site of the crime. A nice fresh hard-to-find proof copy of this fine thriller from a talented author who is also a successful musician and songwriter. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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Police, Nesbø, Jo
20 Nesbø, JoPolice
New York Alfred A. Knopf 2013 0385352530 / 9780385352536 First U.S. Edition Hard Cover As New As New 9 1/2" Tall Signed by Author
Translated from the Norwegian by Don Bartlett. Black spine and tan boards. 435 rough-cut-style pages. In fine, unread condition, and signed by Nesbø on a page tipped in by the publisher. Dust jacket is also fine, now in a clear archival cover. The latest suspense mystery featuring Detective Harry Hole, by this Glass Key award-winning author of "The Bat." Nesbø has been shortlisted for or has won a number of literary awards and distinctions, and his bestselling novels have been translated into forty-seven languages. 
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