List

A LIST OF SCANDI-CRIME WRITERS & “grades”

PA = Petrona award winner
ʬ reviewed by Sarah Ward, crimepieces.com
↓ ↑  = recent change in ‘grade’
D F I N S – country of origin
Icelanders listed according to first names

 A++
ʬ DAHL, Alex N ↑ [new grade Jan 2021]
ʬ DAHL, Arne S ↑ [new grade Dec 2020]
ʬ FOSSUM, Karin     ↑↑↑
KAABERBØL, Lene & FRIIS, Agnete D
(who also write individually)
OHLSSON, Kristina S ↑ [new grade Dec 2020]
ʬ  STAALESEN, Gunnar N (PA 2017)
ʬ THEORIN, Johan S
A+
FRIIS, Agnete D    /writing solo/
HJORTH & ROSENFELDT S ↑
ʬ HOLT, Anne N ↑↓
KAABERBØL, Lene  D /writing solo/
KEPLER Lars S ↓↑
LEHTOLAINEN, Leena F ↑↑
MANKELL, Henning S
ʬ NESSER, Håkan S ↑↑↑↑ S [new grade Dec 2020]
ROSLUND, Anders & Börge HELLSTRÖM S
ʬ SJÖWALL & WAHLOO  S
SVENSSON, Anton S
ʬ TUOMAINEN, Antti F ↑
ʬ YRSA SIGUR∂ARDOTTIR I (PA 2015)
A
ʬ ADLER-OLSEN, Jussi D↓↑
ʬ AHNHEM,  Stefan S
BJØRK, Samuel N   ↓↓
BÖRJLIND, Cilla & Rolf S  ↓↓ [new grade Dec 2020]
EKBÄCK, Cecilia S
ENGER, Tomas N
GERHARDSEN, Carin S ↑↑
ʬ  HIEKKAPELTO, Kati F
ʬ LARSSON, Åsa S
ʬ MARKLUND, Liza S ↓ (PA 2013)|
ʬ NESBØ, Jo N  ↑
RAGNAR JÓNASSON, I ↑↓↑
A-
AALSTERDAL  S    
ʬ ARNALDUR INDRIDASON, I ↓
DAHL, Kjell Ola N ↑↑
ʬ HORST, Jørn Lier  N ↓↑↓↓ (PA 2016)
JUNGSTEDT, Mari  S
ʬ LAHLUM, Hans-Olav N    ↓
ʬ LÄCKBERG, Camilla S ↑↑
ÖSTLUNDH, Håkan S
B+
ALVTEGEN, Karin S
ʬ BLAEDEL, Sara  D  ↓↓↓
ʬ CEDER, Camilla S
GREBE, Camilla and Åsa TRÄFF S
PERSSON GIOLITO, Malin S (PA 2018)
B
ʬ EDWARDSON, Ake S ↓↑
EGHOLM, Elsebeth D
ʬ TURSTEN, Helene S
B-
ʬ BREKKE, Jørgen N ↓↓↓
DAMHAUG, Torkil N
C
JOENSUU, Matti F
ʬ  KALLENTOFT, Mons  S↓↓↓
KOPPEL, Hans S ↓↓

EXCLUDED BECAUSE OF POOR TRANSLATION or PRINT:
DAHL, Alex BUT NOW INCLUDED ABOVE AS A+! See ‘Comments’
ʬ  ERIKSSON, Kjell  S
ʬ  HAMMER, Lotte & Søren  D
SCHEPP, Emelie S

EXCLUDED for other reasons:
AXL SUND, Erik S
ʬ DE LA MOTTE, Anders S
MELANDER, Jakob  D (potentially A+)
NATT OCH DAG, Niklas. S (potentially A+)
NYKANEN, Harri F
ʬ PERSSON, Lief  S (PA 2014!!)
RAMQVIST, Karolina S