So snowy, so icy, so barren, so Fargo – give or take 900 miles across the Laurentian Divide between the town in North Dakota and North Bay, Ontario, where Cardinal takes place. But in terms of dramatic intensity these two crime series are galaxies apart. Are you watching the Canadian show Cardinal on BBC4 currently? You […]

As long-time readers of the site will know, I was a fan of series one of Swedish environmental (or just mental) procedural, Jordskott, when it first hit UK screen in 2015. We’ve known for a while that series two is on its way and that filming had taken place earlier this year. Now we know […] […]

Dear Varg Your lawyer told me that you have been arrested and are being held in prison for something unimaginable.  I hope this letter gets to you eventually. I can’t believe that they would think you have anything to do with a child pornography ring. You are a former social worker. Are they mad? Who […]

This Nordic Noir crime novel could almost be for your ordinary adult crime fan, were it not so short. But it is actually a YA noir, written by Swede Christoffer Carlsson. This is his first YA book, but he’s an award winning author of several adult crime novels. I was attracted to his lovely surname, […]

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On a gorgeous evening in Edinburgh, a plethora of like-minded folks gathered for a meal at Makars ~ The Gourmet Mash Bar. A little warm up to the fantastic evening ahead at The Wash Bar. The food was delicious and the service was top notch. I highly recommend the restaurant and I will definitely be […] […]

This Danish series is a quality melodrama which started off strongly and has now ended with the third season. The Legacy explores an upper middle class, dysfunctional Danish family which has its roots in the artistic community of the 1960s.  It explores family secrets, eccentricities, relationships and human nature. If you enjoy character driven shows, […]

Originally posted on Mrs. Peabody Investigates:
As ever, CrimeFest in Bristol was a four day extravaganza of goodness. Here are a few highlights. First ever Krimi panel at CrimeFest The four German authors on the Krimi panel – Mario Giordano, Merle Kröger, Volker Kutscher and Melanie Raabe – had never met before, but you’d never…

I’ve reviewed all the previous books in this enjoyable series by Barry Forshaw published by Oldcastle Books: Nordic Noir, Euro Noir and Brit Noir. You get a useful overview of the genre in the introduction, individual entries for writers of note, a section on film and TV and a ‘top thirty’ of the best books. […]

Wee puffs is our series of Twitter Reviews done in 140 characters or less. This set were the non-Nordic part of our Spring reads. Mallachy Tallack’s book comes highly recommended for those of you who read this blog and embrace the North as it takes in Shetland, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Greenland, Russia, Alaska and Canada. […]