Eye for an Eye: 15 Books for Fans of Lisbeth Salander

Last month, The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye, David Lagercrantz’s continuation of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy, came out to rave reviews and long waiting lists. “The legacy of Lisbeth Salander lives on in the fifth installment of the Millennium series,” wrote Michael Ruzicka in his Booklist review. “Once again, Lagercrantz succeeds in carefully staying true to the framework created by the late Stieg Larsson in his original trilogy, and fans can continue to follow their favorite hacker heroine from obscurity to notoriety to unsought fame and unwanted attention.”

Fans of the dark series will enjoy these other intense crime novels with a strong sense of place and characters they won’t soon forget.


Another Time, Another Life: The Story of a Crime, by Leif GW Persson


Atomic Blonde: The Coldest City, by Antony Johnston


The Blue Place, by Nicola Griffith


Butterfly Skin, by Sergey Kuznetsoy


 The Crow Girl, by Eric Axl Sund


 Helsinki White, by James Thompson


The Hypnotist, by Lars Kepler


The Informationist, by Taylor Stevens


 The Keeper of Lost Causes, by Jussi Adler-Olsen


 Maestra,  by L. S. Hilton


 Midwinter Blood, by Mons Kallentoft


 Nemesis, by Jo Nesbo


 The Stonecutter, by Camilla Läckberg


 Unwanted, by Kristina Ohlsson


Woman of the Dead, by Bernard Aichner

About the Author:

Karen Kleckner Keefe is the director of the Hinsdale (IL) Public Library, a Booklist reviewer, and one of Library Journal's 2009 "Movers and Shakers." Follow her on Twitter at @KarenKleckner.

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  1. pseudodionysius25@gmail.com' James says:

    I’ve found I like Swedish, Danish and Norwegian novelists, especially Lagercrantz and Nesbo and, of course, anything like the Millenium series. Now there are 15? Great and Thanks.

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