Archive for November 30, 2009


The winner of the Best Swedish Crime novel of 2009 is Tre Sekunder [Three Seconds] by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom.

The crime writing duo were nominated for this award in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

Borge Hellstrom is an ex -criminal who helps rehabilitate young offenders and drug addicts.

Anders Roslund is the founder and former head of Culture News on Swedish Television, and was a prize winning investigative reporter on Rapport , the Swedish equivalent of CNN and the BBC.

The Martin Beck Award for translated fiction went to Bleeding Heart Square by Andrew Taylor.


Posted: November 30, 2009 in Uncategorized

You can read my review of Stettin Station by David Downing at Euro Crime.

I seem to be reading a large number of Second World War era books lately, but then there are a lot being written. Stettin Station is a fine addition to the wartime spy genre with its frightening evocation of life in Nazi Berlin, and the reminder that not all Germans supported that brutal regime.