Not translated into English (yet?), but I am sure many of you would enjoy this series.
A Danish police procedural, “Sneglens hus”. A very promising debut, and I liked two aspects especially. First, even though the story deals with a number of brutal murders, the writer never dwells on the nasty details, he focuses on the Danish police officer Carsten Mathiesen who works hard to get under the skin of the crimes and the victims. Second, the series takes place in South Jutland, the border area between Denmark and Germany, where most of the locals speak both languages but still think of ´us´ and ´them´. It is clear that the writer who grew up in Denmark as a member of the German minority but lives in Berlin today knows the area and the feeling of being an outsider very well.