detective thrillers
6 Nordic Thrillers for Long Winter Nights

Long winter nights and chilly weather are the perfect setting for a mystery. In fact, many suspenseful stories come to us lately from wintry locales (like Sweden and Norway). There’s no better time than now to plug into one.

These six audiobooks will keep you listening and on the edge of your seat.

The Father

Inspired by the unbelievable true story, a thrilling, unforgettable crime novel about three brothers who became Sweden’s most wanted criminals.
Listen to an excerpt The Father

The Hanging Girl

Carl Mørck, head of Department Q, receives a call from a colleague and has no choice but to lead his department into the tragic cold case of a seventeen-year-old girl who vanished from school and was later found dead.
Listen to an excerpt The Hanging Girl

I'm Traveling Alone
Author: Samuel Bjork
Read By: Laura Paton

A chilling, fast-paced thriller, set in Norway, in which two detectives must hunt down a vengeful killer—and uncover the secret that ties each of them to the crime.
Listen to an excerpt I’m Traveling Alone

Stockholm Delete
Author: Jens Lapidus
Read By: Jon Lindstrom

Emelie Jansson, a lawyer at a top firm, takes on the case of a young man accused of a brutal murder. Teddy, the firm’s fixer, is an ex-con working on the case, too, but worrying about his wayward nephew. As the investigation deepens, all three get caught in a high-stakes game that threatens to undo them.
Listen to an excerpt Stockholm Delete

The Sandman
Author: Lars Kepler
Read By: Saul Reichlin

Mikael Kohler-Frost is found wandering outside Stockholm. Thirteen years earlier, he went missing along with his younger sister. They were long thought to have been victims of Sweden’s most notorious serial killer, Jurek Walter, now serving a life sentence. Now Mikael tells the police that his sister is still alive and being held by someone he knows only as the Sandman.
Listen to an excerpt The Sandman

The Thirst
Author: Jo Nesbo and Neil Smith
Read By: John Lee

Inspector Harry Hole pursues a serial murderer who targets his victims…on Tinder.
Listen to an excerpt The Thirst


For more thrilling listens, take a look at this collection.