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Arne Dahl

Author of The Blinded Man

51+ Works 3,500 Members 143 Reviews 13 Favorited

About the Author

Disambiguation Notice:

(nor) Jan Arnald / Arne Dahl - Som Arne Dahl har vi träffat honom tillsammans med rikskriminalens A-grupp, gruppen som under ledning av Jan-Olov Hultin löser komplicerade våldsbrott av internationell art. Ont blod (1998) är den första i serien av hittills åtta titlar, bland dem Europa blues (2001), Dödsmässa (2004) och Efterskalv (hösten 2006). Som Jan Arnald debuterade han med romanen Chiosmassakern (1990) och är i år aktuell med den biografiska romanen Maria och Artur: en nittonhundratalsroman om Artur Lundkvist och Maria Wine.

Jan Arnald har också arbetat som litteraturkritiker och han disputerade 1995 med avhandlingen Genrernas tyranni: den genreöverskridande linjen i Artur Lundkvists författarskap.

Jan Arnald writes under both his own name and the pseudonym Arne Dahl.

Image credit: http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jan_Arnald Portrait of Jan Arnald (Arne Dahl) by Finn Hensner

Series

Works by Arne Dahl

The Blinded Man (1999) 571 copies, 28 reviews
Bad Blood (1998) 430 copies, 16 reviews
To the Top of the Mountain (2000) 264 copies, 19 reviews
Europa Blues (2001) 264 copies, 11 reviews
Rosenrot (2002) 202 copies, 7 reviews
Ungeschoren (2003) 199 copies, 5 reviews
Watching You (2016) 178 copies, 11 reviews
Dunkelziffer: Kriminalroman (2005) 173 copies, 3 reviews
Viskleken (2011) 158 copies, 4 reviews
Efterskalv : kriminalroman (2006) 152 copies, 7 reviews
Requiem (2004) 149 copies, 6 reviews
Himmelsöga : kriminalroman (2007) 122 copies, 7 reviews
Hela havet stormar (2012) 102 copies, 4 reviews
Hunted (2017) 96 copies, 4 reviews
Blindbock (2013) 75 copies, 3 reviews
You Are Next (2018) 61 copies, 2 reviews
Elva : kriminalroman (2008) 56 copies, 1 review
Sista paret ut : kriminalroman (2014) 51 copies, 1 review
Friheten : kriminalroman (2020) 47 copies, 2 reviews
Islossning : kriminalroman (2021) 24 copies, 1 review
Migrän (2012) 13 copies
Intimus (2010) 12 copies, 1 review
Ghost House 2.0 (2009) 10 copies
Barbarer : roman (2001) 9 copies
Mord i julklapp (2007) 6 copies
I cirkelns mitt (2023) 5 copies
Dødelig alvor (2012) 5 copies
Nalkanden (1992) 4 copies
I cirklens centrum (2024) 3 copies
Chiosmassakern : [roman] (1990) 2 copies
Deckarmix 2 (2003) 2 copies
Arne Dahl 2 copies
I sirkelens sentrum (2024) 1 copy
Klä i ord : noveller (1997) 1 copy
Tre deckare II - Mysterierna (2009) — Author — 1 copy

Associated Works

Murder at the Savoy (1970) — Préface, some editions; Foreword, some editions — 1,133 copies, 28 reviews
The Scent of Almonds [novella] (2007) — Author — 78 copies, 3 reviews
Vintermord (2011) — Contributor — 6 copies, 1 review

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Common Knowledge

Canonical name
Dahl, Arne
Legal name
Arnald, Jan
Birthdate
1963-01-11
Gender
male
Nationality
Sweden
Occupations
literary critic
novelist
Disambiguation notice
Jan Arnald writes under both his own name and the pseudonym Arne Dahl.

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Reviews

Epäselvää, onko Dahlin tarkoituksena ollut kirjoittaa ruotsalainen dekkari vai elokuvan/minisarjan käsikirjoitus. Dialogin ja ontuvan kuvailun suhde vaihtelee sen mukaan, seuraako juoni Hollywood-rainan vai dekkarin kaarta; osa "yllätyksistä" on haettu niin kaukaa, ettei sinne pääse kuin paikallisbussilla ja patikkapolkua pitkin. Poliisien salamyhkäinen suhmurointi kiinni jäämättä ja henkilöhahmoja yhdistävät tapahtumat haiskahtavat deus ex machinalta.

Kyllähän tämän luki mutta tuskin palaan Dahlin uuteen sarjaan, vaikka ensimmäinen osa jättää monta kysymystä avoimeksi.… (more)
 
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katri_kr | 10 other reviews | Jul 13, 2024 |
Really bad, not even worth one star
 
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astridgrime | 4 other reviews | Dec 29, 2023 |
Paul Hjelm is a cop who achieves notoriety by gunning down a hostage-taker. Internal Affairs are less than impressed with his actions, but public approval saves him. Still, he gets transferred to join a new team in Stockholm called the A Unit.

The A Unit has been asked to investigate the strange murders of some of Sweden's leading industrialists, all despatched with two shots to the head. The method of their killing, along with other evidence, suggests some kind of organised crime connection, and Hjelm and his new colleagues pursue that line vigorously, some employing the carte blanche they have been given to get a result.

Like all good Scandinavian cops, Hjelm is a brooding type with personal problems; in his case his wife is leaving him due to his workaholism. I felt this was a little cliched and a little too unchallenging to put him up there with great brooders like Erlendur, Varg Veum and Wallander.

While Dahl signals early on who the villain is, that does not detract much from the plot. There are plenty of twists and some moments of shock before the denouement, and some of the means by which the A Unit solves the crime are quite original. As the first book in a series, I certainly think Misterioso shows enough promise to give the next book a whirl.
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gjky | 27 other reviews | Apr 9, 2023 |
Dual review with Swedish first and then English!

SWEDISH REVIEW

Jag har sett fram emot att läsa Inland efter att ha läst den suveräna Utland som kom förra året.

I denna bok måste Sam Berger och Molly Blom sätta stopp för en galen mördare. De märker snart att mordet de utreder har likheter med ett annat mord som Sam Berger utredde tillsammans med Deer för flera år sedan. Men mördaren åkte fast, kan det dock vara så att det var fel person som åkte fast för mordet?

Inland är mycket spännade, fallet är komplicerat och inget är det det verkar. Kan Sam verkligen lite helt på Molly? Hon verkar ha sina hemligheter och hemliga kontakter. Och kan de ta mördaren innan någon annan dör? Det verkar som om personen i fråga verka vara ute efter Sam som om det är en personlig vendetta som pågår.

En mycket bra bok, med ett fantastiskt bra slut!

Tack till Albert Bonniers Förlag för recensionsexemplaret!

ENGLISH REVIEW

When the former detective Sam Berger opens his eyes, has he no idea where he is. Everything is white. But, then Molly Blom is at his side, and he realizes that both are on the run from a justice that has stopped being fair.

Sam and Molly get an unexpected mission involving an unpleasant event from the past in the breathtaking sequel to the successful "Outskirts". The killer has long been convicted and imprisoned, but is he really guilty? Inland is a thrilling journey into the dark icy heart, it's Arne Dahl in great form.

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I've been looking forward to reading Inland after reading the superb Outskirts that was released last year.

Sam Berger and Molly Blom must in this book put a stop to a mad killer. They soon notice that the murder they are investigating has similarities to another murder Sam Berger investigated with Deer several years ago. But, the killer was caught, could it be that it was the wrong person that got busted for the murder?

Inland was very thrilling to read, the case is complicated and nothing is at it seems. Can Sam even trust Molly? She seems to have secrets and secret contacts. And can they capture the murderer before anyone else dies? It seems that the person in question is after Sam, that he is targeted by the killer, but why?

A very good book, with a fantastic ending!

Thanks to Albert Bonniers Förlag for the review copy!
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MaraBlaise | 3 other reviews | Jul 23, 2022 |

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