Kalle, Master Detective

Kalle, Master Detective

Astrid Lindgren: A Kalle Blomkvist Mystery: Master Detective

Astrid Lindgren: A Kalle Blomkvist Mystery: Living Dangerously

Astrid Lindgren: A Kalle Blomkvist Mystery: The White Rose Rescue

Oxford University Press

The popularity of the world-famous Swedish writer was based on the story of Pippi Longstocking, which became a huge success immediately after its publishing. Several sequels followed, and with the Kalle trilogy, Astrid Lindgren created the middle grade version of the Nordic Noir (Scandinavian crime fiction). It was first published in Sweden in 1946. In earlier English translations of the books, Kalle was called Bill Bergson. However, in the new translations published by Oxford University Press, Kalle received his original Swedish name.

Kalle Blomkvist is a real Master Detective. He may be feared by London bandits and Chicago thugs because he cannot be misled, he will detect all crimes. The only problem is that Kalle does not live in London or Chicago, but in a peaceful small Swedish town, Lillköping. This makes it hard for him to follow in the footsteps of his great predecessors Sherlock Holmes, Poirot or Maigret. However, (bad)luck brings a crime mystery to Kalle, which he immediately throws himself into, accompanied by his friends. A humorous, exciting story that can be read repeatedly to experience adventures during the summer break, which is such a good thing that it’s almost unbelievable having been invented by adults (as our protagonists said).