Historical Mysteries set in Northern European Countries?

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Historical Mysteries set in Northern European Countries?

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1Samantha_kathy
Dez 8, 2010, 5:14 pm

I'm looking for historical mysteries set in Northern European Countries (Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden). Does anybody have any recommendations?

3Samantha_kathy
Dez 9, 2010, 4:06 am

Duh *slaps head* Thanks for unscrambling my brain.... I'll go take a look.

4TheoClarke
Dez 9, 2010, 7:35 am

Unslap that head! Tagmashes are rather blunt instruments so you may still need to ask the audience for recommendations.

5Samantha_kathy
Dez 11, 2010, 11:25 am

You’re right, tagmashes are very rough worktools, but I should’ve at least tried it before asking. I did find some books that could be classed as historical mysteries, or at least come close to it, judging from the reviews and descriptions.

The Cloud Sketcher by Richard Rayner might work for Finland, although it seems to be more of a historical fiction than a historical mystery. (Funnily enough, Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie also popped up in this tagmash. Don’t ask me why, though!)

The King’s Book (Koningsboek for the touchstone)by Arnaldur Indridason looks like a good book with both mystery and historical elements in it when it comes to Iceland.

The Christmas Mystery by Jostein Gaarder is a bit like The King’s Book in that it combines the historical with mystery without actually being a historical mystery. It still sounds very intruiging though, and might work for Norway.

I couldn’t find anything for Sweden though.

So, more recommendations are certainly welcome!

6Marlie5
Editado: Maio 15, 2012, 9:28 pm

I've just started reading The Killing Way An Arthurian Mystery by Tony Hays. Not Norse, but similar times. I've yet to get into it so can't really recommend it at the moment.

7Marlie5
Maio 15, 2012, 9:28 pm

Just completed the trilogy: Viking: Odin's Child, Viking: Sworn Brother and Viking: King's Man by Tim Severin and loved them so much. Don't quite know if they constitute mysteries, but they're page-turningly good!