Håkan Nesser

Interviewed 01 November 2013

Håkan Nesser

Håkan Nesser, one of Sweden's most popular writers, divides his time between Gotland and London, but has also spent time living in New York. His first novel was published in 1988, but he worked as a teacher until 1998 when he became a full-time author. He has received numerous awards for his novels featuring Inspector Van Veeteren, including the European Crime Fiction Star Award (Ripper Award) 2010/11, the Swedish Crime Writers’ Academy Prize (three times) and Scandinavia's Glass Key Award. His latest book, The Strangler's Honeymoon, is published by Mantle


Books by Håkan Nesser

A Summer With Kim Novak

Two teenage friends, Erik and Edmund, know that the holidays will be a testing time for them, due to family circumstances. But they don’t realise that when a body is found near the summerhouse where they’re staying, their lives will be changed for ever.

Reviewed on 12 March 2016 by Ewa Sherman

The Living and the Dead in Winsford

Maria Holinek takes advantage of an unforeseen opportunity to rid herself of her husband. Can she hope to escape punishment and carve out a new life?

Reviewed on 15 August 2015 by Chris Roberts