Helene Tursten
Helene Tursten is a Swedish novelist of Scandinavian crime fiction. Her novels feature the character Detective Inspector Irene Huss. Prior to becoming her writing career, Tursten worked as a nurse and as a dentist before she left due to health reasons. During this illness, she translated medical articles for a living.

Helene Tursten became a published author in her native language of Swedish in 1998 with the novel that became Detective Inspector Huss, which was published in English in 2003. Below is a list of Helene Tursten’s books in order of when they were published in the English language (as well as the differences from the Swedish publication order):

Publication Order of Detective Inspector Huss Books


Detective Inspector Huss(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Torso(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Glass Devil(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Night Rounds(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Golden Calf(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Fire Dance(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Beige Man(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Treacherous Net(2015) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Who Watcheth(2016) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Chronological Order of Detective Inspector Huss Books

The original Swedish order of the Irene Huss series is: Detective Inspector Huss; Night Rounds; The Torso; The Glass Devil; The Golden Calf; The Fire Dance; The Beige Man; The Treacherous Net. There are also multiple books that have yet to see publication in English.

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Helene Tursten Synopsis: In Detective Inspector Huss (the first novel of the Inspector Huss series and also Helene’s first novel), the title character is stationed in Gothenburg, Sweden, and is called to investigate what appears to be a suicide. The deceased male landed on the sidewalk right infront of his apartment. The man was a wealthy financier who had connections with the most powerful families in the country. Upon investigation, it turns out that the death was no suicide at all. More people turn up dead and Inspector Huss must content with gangs, skinheads, immigrants and neo-Nazis on a quest to uncover a killer.

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  • Di Sleeman

    I just love this author and her style of writing. Thank you Helene for such wonderful story lines and your character D.I. Irene Huss. May there be many more