Wicked Yankee Girl
Good to know you enjoyed it! I had been hesitant to risk it.
The Stieg Larsson series has been carried on by a Swedish journalist, David Lagercrantz, in a 4th book: The Girl in the Spider's Web. I just finished it and loved it. I was afraid that a new writer was going to destroy this remarkable series but loved the characters so much that I was willing to risk it! Happy result! He isn't Larsson and tends to tie things up more neatly but that's a small complaint. Enjoy and savour!
merrywidow raises an interesting point - humourous mysteries. I tried to see how many I could think of. Janet Evanovich for sure, Christopher Brookmyre's earlier stuff (but black humour). After that, I'm stumped. Anyone else come across other writers? Perhaps a vacuun that needs to be filled!
Some mysteries I am really enjoyed reading this year is the British Library Crime Classics series -- books from the golden age of British crime writing which have been republished for the first time in decades. Murder at the Manor, Death in the Tunnel, and Serpents in Eden are my favorites so far!