Nordic Noir, Scandinoir, and Mediterranean Noir. Whodunits, cozy detective fiction, and police procedurals. Spy novels. psychological thrillers, and legal thrillers. Euro TV fans don’t just watch crime stories and other dramas. We read a lot of Euro fiction, too.

To help you get more of your Euro read on, here is a list of European crime fiction authors (organized by native country) that have at least one title translated into English, many of whose works you might recognize as having been adapted for television and/or film.

For new titles, visit the Recently Released Nordic Noir and Euro Fiction Books page.

For Euro fiction resources (books and videos), scroll to the end of the page or click here.

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BELGIUM

  • Georges Simenon — “Inspector Maigret” (French & British “Maigret” TV series) — US | UK
  • Pieter Aspe — “Pieter Van In” — US | UK

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DENMARK

  • Anders Bodelsen — various — US | UK
  • Christian Jungersen — various — US | UK
  • Elsebeth Egholm — various — US | UK
  • Jussi Adler-Olsen — “Department Q” (films) — US | UK
  • Leif Davidsen — various — US | UK
  • Lene Kaaberbøl & Agnete Friis — “Nina Borg” — US | UK
  • Peter Høeg — various — US | UK
  • Sara Blædel — “Louise Rick” — US | UK

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FINLAND

  • Matti Joensuu — various — US | UK

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FRANCE

  • Claude Aveline — various — US | UK
  • Didier Daeninckx — various — US | UK
  • Émile Gaboriau — “Monsieur Lecoq” — US | UK
  • Fred Vargas — “Commissaire Adamsberg” & “Three Evangelists” — US | UK
  • Gaston Leroux — “Adventures of Rouletabille” — US | UK
  • Jean-Claude Izzo — “Marseilles Trilogy” — US | UK
  • Jean-François Parot — “Nicolas Le Floch” (books & French TV series) — US | UK
  • Jean-Patrick Manchette — various titles — US | UK
  • Jean-Pierre Alaux & Noël Balen — “Winemaker Detective” (“Blood of the Vine” TV series) — US | UK
  • Léo Malet — “Nestor Burma” — US | UK
  • Marcel Allain & Pierre Souvestre — “Fantômas” — US | UK
  • Maurice Leblanc — “Arsene Lupin” (films) — US | UK
  • Paul Andréota — various — US | UK
  • Paul Halter — “Chief Inspector Hurst” — US | UK
  • Philippe Claudel — various — US | UK
  • Pierre Magnan — “Commissair Laviolette” — US | UK
  • Sébastien Japrisot — various — US | UK
  • Thierry Jonquet — various — US | UK

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GERMANY

  • Akif Pirinçci — “Felidae” — US | UK
  • Andrea Maria Schenkel — various — US | UK
  • Charlotte Link — various — US | UK
  • Doris Gercke — various — US | UK
  • Ferdinand von Schirach — various (“Crime Stories” TV miniseries) — US | UK
  • Ingrid Noll — various — US | UK
  • Jakob Arjouni — “Kayankaya Thrillers” — US | UK
  • Jan Costin Wagner — “Detective Kimmo Joentaa” — US | UK
  • Nele Neuhaus — “Pia Kirchhoff & Oliver von Bodenstein” — US | UK
  • Petra Hammesfahr — various — US | UK

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ICELAND

  • Arnaldur Indriðason — “Detective Erlendur” — US | UK
  • Árni Þórarinsson — various — US | UK
  • Viktor Arnar Ingólfsson — various — US | UK
  • Yrsa Sigurðardóttir — various — US | UK

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ITALY

  • Alessandro Perissinotto — various — US | UK
  • Andrea Camilleri — “Inspector Montalbano” (TV series) — US | UK
  • Carlo Fruttero & Franco Lucentini — various — US | UK
  • Carlo Lucarelli — “De Luca Trilogy” (“Detective De Luca” TV series) — US | UK
  • Giorgio Scerbanenco — “Duca Lamberti” — US | UK
  • Giuseppe D’Avanzo & Attilio Bolzoni — various — US | UK
  • Marco Malvaldi — various — US | UK
  • Massimo Carlotto — various — US | UK
  • Roberto Saviano — various — US | UK
  • Sandrone Dazieri — various — US | UK
  • Valerio Varesi — “Commisario Soneri” (“Fog and Crimes” TV series) — US | UK

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NETHERLANDS

  • A. C. Baantjer — “Inspector DeKok” — US | UK
  • Janwillem van de Wetering — “Grijpstra & de Gier” — US | UK
  • Maarten ‘t Hart — various — US | UK
  • Tim Krabbé — various — US | UK

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NORWAY

  • Anne Holt — “Hanne Wilhelmsen” — US | UK
  • Gunnar Staalesen — “Varg Veum” — US | UK
  • Hans Olav Lahlum — “K2 & Patricia” — US | UK
  • Jo Nesbø — “Harry Hole” — US | UK
  • Jørn Lier Horst — various — US | UK
  • Karin Fossum — “Inspector Sejer” — US | UK
  • Kjell Ola Dahl — “Oslo Detectives” — US | UK
  • Lars Saabye Christensen — various — US | UK
  • Pernille Rygg — various — US | UK
  • Tom Egeland — various — US | UK

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SPAIN

  • Manuel Vázquez Montalbán — “Pepe Carvalho” — US | UK
  • María Dueñas — various (“The Time in Between” miniseries) — US | UK

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SWEDEN

  • Åke Edwardson — “Chief Inspector Erik Winter” — US | UK
  • Anders Roslund & Börge Hellström — various — US | UK
  • Anna Jansson — “Maria Wern” (TV series) — US | UK
  • Arne Dahl — “Intercrime” (“Arne Dahl” TV series) & “Opcop” — US | UK
  • Åsa Larsson — “Rebecka Martinsson” — US | UK
  • Camilla Läckberg — “Patrick Hedstrom & Erica Falck” — US | UK
  • Carin Gerhardsen — “Hammarby” — US | UK
  • David Lagercrantz — “Lisbeth Salander” (Book 4 of Steig Larsson’s Millennium trilogy) — US | UK
  • Håkan Nesser — “Inspector Van Veeteren” (TV series) — US | UK
  • Helene Tursten — “Inspector Huss” (“Irene Huss” TV series) — US | UK
  • Henning Mankell — “Kurt Wallander” (Swedish and British “Wallander” TV series) — US | UK
  • Inger Frimansson — various — US | UK
  • Jan Guillou — “Crusades Trilogy” & “Carl Hamilton” — US | UK
  • Jens Lapidus — “Stockholm Noir Trilogy” — US | UK
  • Johan Theorin — “Öland Quartet” — US | UK
  • Karin Alvtegen — various — US | UK
  • Karin Wahlberg — various — US | UK
  • Kerstin Ekman — “Women and the Town Tetralogy” & “Wolfskin Trilogy” — US | UK
  • Kjell-Olof Bornemark — various — US | UK
  • Leif GW Persson — various — US | UK
  • Liza Marklund — “Annika Bengtzon” (TV series) — US | UK
  • Maj Sjöwall & Per Wahlöö — “Martin Beck” (TV series) — US | UK
  • Mari Jungstedt — “Anders Knutas” (“The Inspector and the Sea” German TV series) & Anita Sundström Mysteries — US | UK
  • Maria Lang — various (“Crimes of Passion” TV series) — US | UK
  • Michael Hjorth & Hans Rosenfeldt — various — US | UK
  • Robert Karjel — various — US | UK
  • Stieg Larsson — “Millennium Trilogy” (Swedish & USA/SWE/NOR films) — US | UK

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UK & US

  • Donna Leon (American) — “Commissario Guido Brunetti” (books and German TV series set in Venice, Italy) — US | UK
  • Graham Hurley (English) — “Faraday & Winter” (“Blood on the Docks” French TV series set in Le Havre, France) — US | UK
  • Nicolas Freeling (English) — “Van der Valk” (British TV series set in Amsterdam, Netherlands) & “Henri Castang” (book series set in Brussels, Belgium) — US | UK

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EURO FICTION RESOURCES

Death in a Cold Climate: A Guide to Scandinavian Crime FictionDeath in a Cold Climate: A Guide to Scandinavian Crime Fiction

Euro Noir: The Pocket Essential Guide to European Crime Fiction, Film and TVEuro Noir: The Pocket Essential Guide to European Crime Fiction, Film and TV

Nordic Noir: The Pocket Essential Guide to Scandinavian Crime Fiction, Film & TVNordic Noir: The Pocket Essential Guide to Scandinavian Crime Fiction, Film & TV

Purchase in the UK via these links: Death in a Cold Climate | Euro Noir | Nordic Noir

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