Twin Cities Business: The Land of Dreams
Mystery buffs have turned Scandinavian crime novels into big business. The “Nordic crime” genre includes bestselling authors such as Jo Nesbø and the late Stieg Larsson.
Now the scholarly University of Minnesota Press has published its first-ever Nordic crime novel and is finding it to be a hit with readers.
In October, the press published The Land of Dreams, an English translation of the book by Norwegian author Vidar Sundstøl. The thriller is set on the North Shore of Minnesota, where Sundstøl lived for two years.