Nordic Noir News #fridayfeeling #SummerReading

Its Friday so lets have some good news…

July sees the release of Dark Branches by Nik Frobenius a Norwegian author and screenwriter (think thriller Insomnia with Al Pacino and Robin Williams). This book is published by Scottish publishers Sandstone Press who are worth keeping an eye on if you like translated crime fiction. They have also published Jorn Lier Horst. A  most perfect combination as far as we are concerned -an independent Scottish publisher and Nordic crime fiction! Sandstone are giving vlogging a try (that’s video blogging in case you don’t know) so if you watch the clip at the bottom of the page you can see and hear more about Dark Branches.

In other news… a series of podcasts have been created relating to the publication of crime thriller The Father: Made in Sweden Part I by Anton Svensson (a pseudonym for author Anders Roslund and screenwriter Stefan Thunberg).  The tale is based on the true story of 3 brothers who committed 10 bank robberies in Sweden over 2 years.  Apparently the podcasts will be released before the book is published on the 6th of August by Sphere (a Little, Brown imprint).   Keep your eyes open for that if you think the book or podcasts sound interesting…


Finally it was nice to hear that  Ragnar Jonasson’s book Snow Blind has recently been rubbing shoulders with the likes of James Ellroy, Stephen King and Ann Cleeves.  The book has made it onto the front table in London’s Waterstones bookstore. The Picadilly branch is Europe’s largest bookshop. Six floors of wonderful books, friendly booksellers & a busy events programme as well as two cafes, a restaurant & a bar! If you get lost, just head to the front table and pick up a copy. Guaranteed book shopping success!

Have a great weekend everyone.

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