It just seems ridiculous to me to slap a label on a Norwegian writer or Swedish writer as “the NEXT Stieg Larsson” just because they’ve enjoyed some moderate success back home. But there are candidates waiting in the wings to take up where the late Stieg Larsson left off. But some readers at Amazon seem to disagree with the heir apparent.
I ignore such labels and hype. I choose to judge the writer on his/her own merits. U.S. publishers are desperate for another Stieg Larsson type of success though. Are they gonna find it? I think not. Success like that happens once in a blue moon. One last thing. I don’t understand why Jo Nesbø isn’t seen as the next big star of international crime fiction. Readers seem to love him here.