The Killing Tour

The current craze for Scandi Crime

Words: Lee Tulloch, Photography: Tony Amos
the bridge, from the Malmo side
Asa outside Lisbeth's apt, Lisa Lotte at police h.q.
Lisbeth lingers around Bellmansgaten
detective work, Sodermalm
location of Millennium office
town hall Copenhagen
meatpacking district Copenhagen
springtime in Stockholm
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Ice cold countries are hot. And so is Scandi Crime, now a big industry, with Scandinavian TV series The Killing and The Bridge spawning international copies, and Nordic and Scandinavian crime writers such as Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell, Camilla Lackberg and Jo Nesbo  gaining fans in the millions. Dedicated followers of all things sinister in the frosty north should know that there’s also an industry in Scandi Crime walks, in Stockholm, Copenhagen, and also in  smaller cities such as Ystad, where Mankell sets his Wallander crime series. We went for a walk on the dark side of Stockholm and Copenhagen to discover more about our favourite novelists and TV series.

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