Maria Lang, queen of detective novelists, exposed unpleasant murders and acts of violence in the little wooden town idyll of Skoga. It doesn’t require great powers of deduction to draw parallels with the author’s home town, Nora. That Nora is the archetype for whodunnit queen Maria Lang’s fictional town of Skoga is not something Nora residents try to conceal; they’re proud of it. Dagmar Lange, which was the author’s real name, grew up in Nora and used many of her favourite places and friends as elements of her detective novels. You can find her books in several of the town’s shops, and the stories have become popular films. Several places where scenes were filmed can be found in Nora and its environs.