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Easy Money
A Novel
Written by Jens Lapidus
Translated by Astri von Arbin Ahlander


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39023-3 (0-307-39023-3)

From one of Sweden's most successful criminal defense laywers comes an unflinching look at Stockholm's underworld.

Jorge Barrio is a drug dealer who's in jail again after his accomplices flipped on him to save their own hides. Meticulously, he plots his revenge. Meanwhile, JW, a student working part time as a cab... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
Book 3 of the Millennium Trilogy
Written by Stieg Larsson


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45456-0 (0-307-45456-8)

In the concluding volume of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy, Lisbeth Salander lies in critical condition in a Swedish hospital, a bullet in her head.

But she's fighting for her life in more ways than one: if and when she recovers, she'll stand trial for three murders. With the help of Mikael Blomkvist... Read more >

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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

Written by Stieg Larsson


Format: Hardcover, 576 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 25, 2010
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-26999-7 (0-307-26999-X)

Lisbeth Salander—the heart of Larsson’s two previous novels—is under close supervision in the intensive care unit of a Swedish city hospital. She’s fighting for her life in more ways than one: when she’s well enough, she’ll stand trial for three murders. With the help of her friend, journalist Mikael Blomkvist, she... Read more >

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The Girl Who Played with Fire
Book 2 of the Millennium Trilogy
Written by Stieg Larsson


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 23, 2010
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45455-3 (0-307-45455-X)

Part blistering espionage thriller, part riveting police procedural, and part piercing exposé on social injustice, The Girl Who Played with Fire is a masterful, endlessly satisfying novel.

Mikael Blomkvist, crusading publisher of the magazine Millennium, has decided to run a story that will expose an extensive sex trafficking operation. On the... Read more >

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The Girl Who Played with Fire

Written by Stieg Larsson


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: July 28, 2009
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-26998-0 (0-307-26998-1)

The electrifying follow-up to the phenomenal best seller The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo ("An intelligent, ingeniously plotted, utterly engrossing thriller" –The Washington Post), and this time it is Lisbeth Salander, the troubled, wise-beyond-her-years genius hacker, who is the focus and fierce heart of the story.

Mikael Blomkvist—crusading journalist and publisher of... Read more >

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Book 1 of the Millennium Trilogy
Written by Stieg Larsson


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 23, 2009
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45454-6 (0-307-45454-1)

An international publishing sensation, Stieg Larsson's Girl with the Dragon Tattoo combines murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue into one satisfyingly complex and entertainingly atmospheric novel.

Harriet Vanger, a scion of one of Sweden's wealthiest families disappeared over forty years ago. All these years later, her aged uncle continues... Read more >

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Written by Stieg Larsson
Translated by Reg Keeland


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 16, 2008
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-26975-1 (0-307-26975-2)

A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue.

It’s about the disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden . . . and about her octogenarian uncle, determined to know the truth about what he believes was... Read more >

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The Fish Can Sing

Written by Halldor Laxness
Introduction by Jane Smiley


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 19, 2008
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38605-2 (0-307-38605-8)

The Fish Can Sing is one of Nobel Prize winner Halldór Laxness’s most beloved novels, a poignant coming-of-age tale marked with his peculiar blend of light irony and dark humor.

The orphan Alfgrimur has spent an idyllic childhood sheltered in the simple turf cottage of a generous and eccentric elderly couple. Alfgrimur... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Iceland's Bell

Written by Halldor Laxness
Translated by Philip Roughton


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 14, 2003
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3425-3 (1-4000-3425-6)

Sometimes grim, sometimes uproarious, and always captivating, Iceland’s Bell by Nobel Laureate Halldór Laxness is at once an updating of the traditional Icelandic saga and a caustic social satire. At the close of the 17th century, Iceland is an oppressed Danish colony, suffering under extreme poverty, famine, and plague. A farmer... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Independent People

Written by Halldor Laxness


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 14, 1997
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-76792-3 (0-679-76792-4)

First published in 1946, this humane epic novel is set in rural Iceland in the early twentieth century. Bjartus is a sheep farmer determined to eke a living from a blighted patch of land. Nothing, not merciless weather, nor his family will come between him and his goal of financial independence... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Paradise Reclaimed

Written by Halldor Laxness


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 2, 2002
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72758-0 (0-375-72758-2)

In time for the centenary of Iceland’s Nobel laureate and author of Independent People–his delightful novel of a poor Icelandic farmer’s journey to Mormon Utah and back in search of paradise.

Steinar of Hlidar is a generous but very poor man, living peacefully on a remote Icelandic farm with his wife and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Under the Glacier

Written by Halldor Laxness
Translated by Magnus Magnusson


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 8, 2005
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3441-3 (1-4000-3441-8)

Nobel laureate Halldór Laxness’s Under the Glacier is a one-of-a-kind masterpiece, a wryly provocative novel at once earthy and otherworldly. At its outset, the Bishop of Iceland dispatches a young emissary to investigate certain charges against the pastor at Snofells Glacier, who, among other things, appears to have given up burying... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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World Light

Written by Halldor Laxness


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 8, 2002
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72757-3 (0-375-72757-4)

As an unloved foster child on a farm in rural Iceland, Olaf Karason has only one consolation: the belief that one day he will be a great poet. The indifference and contempt of most of the people around him only reinforces his sense of destiny, for in Iceland poets are as... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Days in the History of Silence

Written by Merethe Lindstrom


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: August 27, 2013
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-595-2 (1-59051-595-1)

From the acclaimed Nordic Council Literature Prize winner, a story that reveals the devastating effects of mistaking silence for peace and feeling shame for inevitable circumstances.

Eva and Simon have spent most of their adult lives together. He is a physician and she is a teacher, and they have three... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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LoveStar
A Novel
Written by Andri Snaer Magnason
Translated by Victoria Cribb


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-426-8 (1-60980-426-0)

LoveStar, the enigmatic and obsessively driven founder of the LoveStar corporation, has unlocked the key to transmitting data via birdwaves, thus freeing mankind from wires and devices, and allowing consumerism, technology, and science to run rampant over all aspects of daily life. Cordless modern men and women are paid to howl... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Before the Frost

Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 14, 2006
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9581-0 (1-4000-9581-6)

In this latest atmospheric thriller, Kurt Wallander and his daughter Linda join forces to search for a religious fanatic on a murder spree. Just graduated from the police academy, Linda Wallander returns to Skane to join the police force, and she already shows all the hallmarks of her father—the maverick approach... Read more >

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Chronicler of the Winds

Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 12, 2007
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-28044-2 (0-307-28044-6)

A haunting and powerful story about war-torn Africa, a mystical orphan boy, and the power of narrative to give a chaotic world order.

In the hot African night a single gunshot cracks the silence. José Antonio traces the sound to the stage of the local theatre company, where he finds Nelio... Read more >

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Daniel

Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38584-0 (0-307-38584-1)

In 1878, aspiring entomologist Hans Bengler travels to the Kalahari Desert in hopes of making a name for himself by discovering a previously unknown insect or two. There he encounters a boy named Molo, an orphan whose family has been killed by European colonists. Bengler “civilizes” the boy by rechristening him... Read more >

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Depths

Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 15, 2008
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38586-4 (0-307-38586-8)

Internationally bestselling author Henning Mankell delivers a lyrical and evocative novel about a Swedish naval engineer during World War I and his devastating plunge into obsession.

In 1914 Lars Tobiasson-Svartman is covertly measuring the depths of Swedish coastal waters. A man of discipline and obsessed with exactitude, he is more comfortable on... Read more >

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The Dogs of Riga
A Kurt Wallander Mystery (2)
Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 13, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3152-8 (1-4000-3152-4)

A Kurt Wallander Mystery

On the Swedish coastline, two bodies, victims of grisly torture and cold execution, are discovered in a life raft. With no witnesses, no motives, and no crime scene, Detective Kurt Wallander is frustrated and uncertain he has the ability to solve a case as mysterious as it is... Read more >

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The Eye of the Leopard

Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 7, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38585-7 (0-307-38585-X)

Interweaving past and present, Sweden and Zambia, rich and poor, The Eye of the Leopard is a stunning novel from a modern master.

Hans Olofson arrives in Zambia not long after independence, hoping to fulfill the missionary dream of his recently deceased friend Janice. Africa is a complete shock to Olofson, yet... Read more >

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Faceless Killers
The First Kurt Wallander Mystery
Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 14, 2003
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3157-3 (1-4000-3157-5)

It was a senselessly violent crime: on a cold night in a remote Swedish farmhouse an elderly farmer is bludgeoned to death, and his wife is left to die with a noose around her neck. And as if this didn’t present enough problems for the Ystad police Inspector Kurt Wallander, the... Read more >
Also available as a paperback.

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The Fifth Woman
A Kurt Wallander Mystery (6)
Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 13, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3154-2 (1-4000-3154-0)

A Kurt Wallander Mystery

In an African convent, four nuns and a unidentified fifth woman are brutally murdered—the death of the unknown woman covered up by the local police. A year later in Sweden, Inspector Kurt Wallander is baffled and appalled by two murders. Holger Eriksson, a retired car dealer and bird... Read more >

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Firewall
A Kurt Wallander Mystery (8)
Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 9, 2003
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3153-5 (1-4000-3153-2)

A body is found at an ATM the apparent victim of heart attack. Then two teenage girls are arrested for the brutal murder of a cab driver. The girls confess to the crime showing no remorse whatsoever. Two open and shut cases. At first these two incidents seem to have nothing... Read more >

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Italian Shoes

Written by Henning Mankell


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47224-3 (0-307-47224-8)

From the bestselling author of the Kurt Wallander series comes a touching and intimate story about an embattled man’s unexpected chance at redemption.

Many years ago a devastating mistake drove Fredrik Welkin into a life as far as possible from his former position as a surgeon, where he mistakenly amputated the... Read more >
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