Mitzi M. Brunsdale is a professor emerita of English from a small North Dakota university, USA an adjunct lecturer in English at North Dakota State University, Fargo.
"Brunsdale's exhaustive resource explores the origins and impact of Nordic crime fiction. Scholars and enthusiasts will find much to enjoy in this unique resource"--Booklist; "Brunsdale has transformed her knowledge and experience into this helpful resource, which endeavors to dig beneath the often shiny Scandinavian surface to uncover issues fueling these books...valuable information not easily found elsewhere. A hefty works cited section is a highlight of this resource. Highly recommended"--Choice; "a serious work of scholarship"--Against the Grain; "in-depth...thoughtful and well-documented...highly recommended"--ARBA; "fills a welcome gap...very detailed overview of an important and popular genre...the work is a masterly contribution to the literary history of the Nordic countries"--Reference Reviews.