Scandinavian crime fiction has gained increasing mainstream appeal in the United States since the publication of Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy--The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2008), The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009), and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2010)--and the subsequent movie adaptations. Another author to emerge from the pack is Swedish-born Camilla Lackberg, whose first novel The Ice Princess, was published here in 2010. The Ice Princess, first book in the Patrik Hedstrom series, became an instant bestseller, followed by the second installment, The Preacher.
Camilla's fans will be happy to know that local detective Patrik Hedstrom will return in book 3, The Stonecutter, early next year. The Stonecutter goes on sale in the U.S. on February 5, 2013. Other books in the series will also be published here in the future.
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