The Bridge (Bron/Broen) –Season 4, Episode 5 So, for the first time in the series, I actually watched it when it was on BBC2. It really should be on in the winter, when it’s much darker, like the other ones have been. The pre-show announcer advises us that there is some bad language coming up, […] […]

The Bridge (Bron/Broen) –Season 4, Episode 4 After last week ended with the scariest looking clown ever seen, this week was likely to be a calm sedate affair wasn’t it? This week begins with Taariq meeting up with Morgan Sonning, who he had phoned last week saying that they needed to meet as he knew […] […]

Today I was lucky enough to be at the launch of Bloody Scotland. What a great festival they have lined up. Such a variety of panels and experiences. Nordic Noir fans will be glad to know there will be an Icelandic panel on Sunday 23 September and a Swedish panel on Saturday 22 September. More […]

‘Reidar Rongved was around forty with dark-blond hair and stikingly thick glasses. It struck me that that might have been why he had chosen the bass: the instrument was big enough for him to see.’ (Big Sister, Gunnar Staalesen p197) Big Sister is a book which is concerned with a missing person’s case and just […]

The Bridge (Bron/Broen) –Season 4, Episode 3 Were you all sitting comfortably? Don’t worry, The Bridge will soon change all that. In what is becoming an incredibly late review every week (showing it on Friday night is really messing things up) anyone reading this has probably forgotten most of what happened last week. We begin […] […]

Another great review from Andy! Yes! Andy is back with his great blog about series 4 of The Bridge. Back when all the Nordic Noir TV started I used to read the Guardian blog and Andy’s. Andys observations always made me laugh out loud. He has also been a willing candidate for my research interviews and is a big […]

Great post by Sharon on her blog featuring Scottish author Craig Robertson.  Craig is an author who is always great to see live.  He has been supportive of my research and I loved his book set in the Faroe islands. Please click the link below to read more. via #WorldBookNight with Craig Robertson in Bishopbriggs […]

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Rebels sought for 10th anniversary of writing campaign Public asked to submit stories for Scottish Book Trust anthology  Scottish Book Trust has launched a rebellious campaign to get the nation writing. The national charity changing lives through reading and writing is encouraging people of all ages and backgrounds across the…

Barry Forshaw rates Norway’s Karin Fossum highly as a writer and this is the starting point for me picking up this book.  Don’t Look Back is a police procedural set in small town Norway.  First a young child named Ragnhild goes missing then young woman, Annie Holland, is found dead under strange circumstances at a […]