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Lotta Olsson: Deckarens death has been proclaimed a long time – still lives the genre further

There are, of course, never tell in advance which books will be good. You may crave blue for the new book by their favorite authors, only to discover that it wa

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Lotta Olsson: Deckarens death has been proclaimed a long time – still lives the genre further

There are, of course, never tell in advance which books will be good. You may crave blue for the new book by their favorite authors, only to discover that it was a bleknosig mellanbok that you have forgotten before you've even finished reading. Few authors hold a high-level straight through to production. Sometimes, you try to turn a blind eye to the errors (but it is probably when you fall asleep during the reading).

How is developing the detective genre in our? The decreases in importance and scope, have all been predicted ever since the nordic noir-the trend started. Now surely all readers have tired?

the death has been proclaimed ever since the fifties, and it has not prevented the genre from going quite good. It will constantly like many detective stories, with the occasional sales peaks when no author is known.

In the year it looked a bit poor out in the vårutgivningen at first, but when I count it there are still some books that seem interesting.

It comes out more pure thrillers. It will be on the other side also becoming more common with the psychological cruel, which moves the boundary to the relationsromanerna. A great many detective stories set in utkantsmiljöer, which is mostly sparsely populated areas, but also can describe people who are rarely given voice in the public discourse. And so, of course, there are also a whole host of detective story about the hard city life with the police officers who work at the border of the crime.

There are so many opposite trends, that starts to sound like Charles Dickens.

become more common with the stand-alone detective story, but there are also several fairly persistent series (Anna Jansson, Camilla Läckberg and Sofie Sarenbrant comes with new books in the spring).

There is, in short, so many opposite trends, that starts to sound like Charles Dickens introduction to ”the Story of two cities”: ”It was the best of times, and it was the worst. It was the wisdom of time, it was oförnuftets time”, and so on (until he finds that all is much as it tends to be).

Yet it happens a lot. Established writer tries his luck in the genre, like Lisa Jewell, which in the past has been among the relationsromanerna. Danish Søren Sveistrup, who wrote the script for the television series ”the Crime” (”Forbrydelsen”) has written ”Kastanjemannen”, which now comes in English.

Read more: 10 books to look forward to spring 2019

funniest thing is, as usual, the ones where you have not at all expected, and which still pops up now and then: a new voice, a new point of view on the world. Though they can never predict.

Read more texts by Lotta Olsson , among other things, about why we need to ”hansel and Gretel” in the day .

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