Books by Steven T. Murray

THE PHILOSOPHER'S KISS by Peter Prange
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2011

"Published successfully in Germany in 2003, the novel arrives freshly translated by the reliable Steven T. Murray, who did Stieg Larsson's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Despite some soapy bits, it deserves to score with American audiences, too."
Denis Diderot, hero of the Enlightenment, battles dark forces galore, in novelist Prange's U.S. debut. Read full book review >
DANIEL by Henning Mankell
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"An ambitious, flawed but compelling addition to the Mankell canon."
A haunting novel by the Swedish mystery master, one that proceeds from the indelible to the inscrutable. Read full book review >
THE ICE PRINCESS by Camilla Lackberg
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 1, 2010

"Not as well written as Larsson and Mankell's works, and rather formulaic. Still, good reading for the beach, if not the sauna."
A middling mystery by Swedish economist turned novelist Läckberg, a phenom in Europe but hitherto unpublished in the United States. Read full book review >
THE TEMPLAR KNIGHT by Jan Guillou
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2010

"A fine second volume in an original trilogy."
The second installment of the Crusades Trilogy by Swedish author Guillou (The Road to Jerusalem, 2009, etc.). Read full book review >
THE ROAD TO JERUSALEM by Jan Guillou
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2009

A young boy grows to manhood in medieval Sweden in the first volume of The Crusades Trilogy, the second of Guillou's many Swedish novels to be published in the United States (Enemy's Enemy, 1993). Read full book review >
THE EYE OF THE LEOPARD by Henning Mankell
THRILLERS
Released: May 1, 2008

"The tension never relaxes, and most readers will surely persevere through the final blood-soaked, despairing pages, which attain a truly mesmerizing power."
This previously untranslated novel from the Swedish author, best known for his Kurt Wallender mysteries, tells the complex story of a rootless Swede's perilous and disillusioning African experience. Read full book review >
DETECTIVE INSPECTOR HUSS by Helene Tursten
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 1, 2003

"Huss."
A new procedural series introduces Det. Insp. Read full book review >
THE FIFTH WOMAN by Henning Mankell
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Aug. 2, 2000

"Much too long, and paced like a Swedish winter, but Wallander—solidly in the tradition of tough, brilliant, but oh so vulnerable coppers—almost saves the day."
Ystad is not a mean-streets sort of town, so that when three murders materialize in a space of time unsettlingly short, the first thing Swedish police inspector Kurt Wallander must figure out is whether the cases are connected. Read full book review >
SIDETRACKED by Henning Mankell
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: May 1, 1999

"Though the punishing length and glacial pace of glum Wallander's third (The White Lioness, 1998, etc.) may put off casual visitors, connoisseurs of the police procedural will tear into this installment like the seven-course banquet it is."
Under ordinary circumstances, the suicide of an unknown teenager would get Inspector Kurt Wallander's undivided attention, especially because she poured gasoline over her head and set herself aflame right in front of the horrified, helpless Wallander. Read full book review >