>10 skandinaviske krimihelte, jeg gerne ville møde.

>Se mit første indlæg, britiske og amerikanske favoritter]

1) Susanne Staun, Fanny Fiske – jeg vil frygteligt gerne se, hvordan den fascinerende profiler ser ud efter 117 kosmetiske operationer. Vi skal ikke spise sammen; jeg vil bare sidde og spekulere på, hvornår hendes ansigt revner, eller om hendes næse nu falder af midt i det hele.
2) Elsebeth Egholm, Dicte Svendsen – jeg tror en slentretur sammen med den dygtige journalist I hendes hjemby Århus (min studieby) kunne være en rigtig hyggelig oplevelse. Vi ville slutte af med et cafébesøg ved åen, og nyde en cappucino mens hun fortæller mig om sin første sag, som har forbindelse til Århus Å.
3) Håkan Nesser, Van Veeteren – han har jo trukket sig tilbage, så vi vil slet ikke diskutere kriminalsager. Han kunne vise mig nogle gode bogfund i hans antikvariat, og bagefter ville vi nyde en lærd diskussion om litteratur over en kop te (nej, jeg spiller ikke skak. Måske skulle jeg sende min mand i stedet – de to ville virkelig nyde at lære hinanden at kende).
4) Kim Småge, Annekin Halvorsen – jeg var I Trondheim for nogle få år siden, men det ville være fantastisk at have Annekin, lokalkendt politibetjent, til at vise mig rundt I den gamle bydel, som hun holder så meget af. Og bagefter ville hendes mor nok have en dejlig middag klar til os.
5) Jo Nesbø, Harry Hole – selvfølgelig vil jeg rigtig gerne møde Harry (hvis han altså er ædru). Måske er det bedst ikke at lægge planer på forhånd, men bare vente og se …
6) Anne Holt, Yngvar Stubø – Anne Holts tidligere hovedperson, Hanne Wilhelmsen, er alt for skrap for mig, så jeg vælger Stubø, som ser ud til at være en venlig og rolig type. Men vi inviterer ikke Inger Johanne med; hun vil bare sidde og være bekymret for sine børn hele tiden.
7) Stieg Larsson, Lisbeth Salander – Salander er ikke til at komme uden om, og hvis jeg nu bare kan huske at stille en række interesserede computerspørgsmål og aldrig så meget som nævne Astrid Lindgren eller Pippi (eller Mikael Blomkvist eller noget som helst andet, som er bare den mindste smule provokerende), så overlever jeg det nok endda. Og hvis jeg gør, så vil jeg foreslå at vi bestiller noget kinesisk, og jeg vil huske at rose hendes flotte tatoveringer.
8) Karin Fossum, Konrad Sejer – det er noget siden, jeg har læst Fossum (det må jeg have gjort noget ved), men jeg husker Konrad Sejer som en flink, samvittighedsfuld detektiv, som ikke er nær så skræmmende som Fossums hårrejsende bøger.

Og til sidst, to ´glemte personer´:
9) Maria Lang, Christer Wijk – hendes første bog blev udgivet I Norge I 1949, og Christer Wijk er Sherlock Holmes-typen som ynder at runde sagen af, mens han sidder I en kæmpe lænestol og drikker spandevis af tjæresort kaffe. Så efter en rundtur i Skoga (det kan vel ikke vare så længe) skal vi have kaffe sammen, måske endda med en dejlig hjemmebagt jordbærkage til, i hans mors idylliske, gamle villa.
10) Jørgen Thorgaard, Jonas Ottesen – endnu en trist historie med en hovedperson, som har de samme problemer som Harry Hole, Inspector Morse, Rebus osv, og så er han endda sognepræst. Men Ottesen er et intelligent og forstående menneske, som det burde være en stor fornøjelse at møde.


10 Scandinavian Crime Fiction Characters I´d Love to Meet.
[See my first post, British and American favourites]
1) Susanne Staun, Fanny Fiske – to see what this fascinating medico-legal expert and profiler looks like after her umpteenth cosmetic operation. We will not share a meal; I would sit worrying all the time that her face would crack up or her nose come off.
2) Elsebeth Egholm, Dicte Svendsen – I think this competent, dedicated Danish journalist will be a pleasant companion for a stroll in her hometown Aarhus (my university town). We would go to a café near the idyllic stream and have a cappucino while she told me about her first case which is related to the stream.
3) Håkan Nesser, Van Veeteren – he is retired now so we would not ´talk shop´. He could show me the treasures of his second-hand bookshop, and afterwards we would have a learned discussion of literature over a cup of tea. (Sorry, no chess for me – perhaps I should send my husband instead. They would really hit it off together).
4) Kim Småge, Annekin Halvorsen – I have been to Trondheim a few years ago, but enjoying the old part of this cosy little town together with a knowledgeable local policewoman would be a real treat. Afterwards I am sure her mother will have a nice dinner ready for us.
5) Jo Nesbø, Harry Hole – of course I would love to meet Harry (if he is sober, that is). Perhaps I should not plan anything beforehand but wait and see…
6) Anne Holt, Yngvar Stubø – Holt´s first protagonist, Hanne Wilhelmsen, is far too tough for me so I would settle for Stubø, who seems to be a kind and calm person. We would not invite Johanne Vik, though, as she would just worry about her children all the time.
7) Stieg Larsson, Lisbeth Salander – Salander is a must, and if I can remember asking interested computer questions and never, ever mention Astrid Lindgren or Pippi, (or Michael Blomkvist or anything remotely provoking) I´d probably even survive. If so, I would suggest Chinese takeaway for the two of us, and remember to praise her tattoos.
8) Karin Fossum, Konrad Sejer – for some reason I have not read any of Fossum´s books recently (must do something about that), but I remember Inspector Konrad Sejer as a nice, conscientious investigator who is not nearly as scary as Fossum´s hair-raising plots.

And finally, two ´forgotten characters´:
9) Maria Lang, Christer Wijk – her debut dates back to 1949, and Norwegian Wijk is a Sherlock Holmes type who likes rounding off his cases in a large armchair while drinking buckets of hot, strong coffee. So after a tour of Skoga, coffee it would be, perhaps accompani­ed by strawberry pie, in his mother´s idyllic old villa.
10) Jørgen Thorgaard, Jonas Ottesen – sadly, this protagonist and local vicar is as troubled by alcohol problems as Harry Hole, Inspector Morse, Rebus, and you name it. Still, he is an intelligent and considerate person whom it should be a pleasure to meet.

About Dorte Hummelshøj Jakobsen

I am a Danish teacher. In my spare time I read, write and review crime fiction.
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4 Responses to >10 skandinaviske krimihelte, jeg gerne ville møde.

  1. bookwitch says:

    >And here I was afraid nobody would remember Christer Wijk! I used to be in love with him when I was (much) younger.

  2. Dorte H says:

    >I certainly remember Christer! I own 20-30 of Maria Lang´s novels, and return to them now and then, but today it is mostly my daughters who read them. I am also really fond of Puck Bure. Though she is much too housewifely sometimes, I think I identified with her on some points when I was young.

  3. Jane says:

    >Interesting – I would pick a lot of the same characters, but Lisbeth Salander would be top of my list. Since I am a single woman, I would also have dinner and drinks with Blomkvist, even though he is not really my type (but everybody seems to be his type, so I might get lucky ;-)) I understand the absence of Erica and Patrick – those two are just too bland and boring! But what about Louise Rick (Sara Blaedel?) I would certainly enjoy a night out in Copenhagen with Louise and Camilla, drinking beer at Svejk and talking about girly stuff😀

  4. Dorte H says:

    >Jane, I am not sure there is much top & bottom to my list🙂 I didn´t think too much about the order of appearance. If I had to focus too much on that aspect also, I would never be able to finish a post of this kind. We agree on Erica and Patrick, I can see, but I have never really taken to Blædel´s books. I read the first two, but was rather tired of her language. She used very few adjectives so I thought she was still too much of a journalist. So it is not that I think her plots or characters were weaker than any others, her writing style just annoyed me.

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