The Van Veeteren Mystery Series by Hakan Nesser
If you enjoy Nordic crime fiction, you’ll want to add the Hakan Nesser novels to your must read list.
This excellent series takes place in Maardam, a fictitious city in a made-up country located somewhere in northern Europe. The bookish and slightly grumpy Chief Inspector Van Veeteren – eventually the retired Chief Inspector – and his two crime squad protégés, Münster and Moreno take on the trickiest cases. Less domestic than the Inspector Hess series but not as gruesome as Jo Nesbo’s Harry Hole novels. A worthy addition to the Scandinavian crime cannon.