When one looks at a list of the winners of the Glasnyckeln here, the Nordic Glass Key award for the Best Nordic Crime Fiction book of the year, the rather capricious choice by publishers of which books and in which order to translate some authors becomes apparent.
The Devil's Star: 5
The Redbreast: 3
The Redeemer: 6
Quite ridiculous when there was a major sub plot running through books 3-5. Why not start with book one especially when that Flaggermusmannen, The Bat Man, won the Galsnyckeln in 1998?
You can read my previous posts about Jo Nesbo here. And a selection of posts about the Stieg Larsson phenomenon here.