Led by Bay Area-based Cara Black, author of the popular Aimee Leduc mystery series set in Paris, three Scandinavian masters of murder and mayhem discuss their work — from popular series to standalone stories — and our ongoing fascination with chilling thrillers set in Iceland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden.
Cara Black is the bestselling author of 15 books in the Private Investigator Aimée Leduc series, which is set in Paris. Black has received numerous nominations for the prestigious Anthony and Macavity Awards, a Washington Post Book World Book of the Year citation, and the Médaille de la Ville de Paris.
Thomas Enger has composed music and written books since the age of 18. He is also working on a musical. Enger’s first book, “Skinndød,” was published in 2010. It is the first book in a series of at least six featuring crime journalist Henning Juul. The second installment, “Fantomsmerte,” was followed by the third, “Blodtåke.” He lives in Oslo.
Yrsa Sigurdardottir's new novel is “Someone to Watch Over Me: A Thriller,” the fifth book in her “Thora Gudmundsdottir “series. She works as a civil engineer and lives in Reykjavik. All her adult novels have been European bestsellers.
Finnish Antti Tuomainen made his literary debut in 2007 as a suspense author. The critically acclaimed “Veljeni vartija” (My Brother’s Keeper), was published two years later. His third novel, “Parantaja” (The Healer), was awarded the Clue Award for “Best Finnish Crime Novel.” The Finnish press labeled “Parantaja,” the story of a writer who is desperately searching for his missing wife in a post-apocalyptic Helsinki, as “unputdownable.”