I wondered last week whether Wisting – the 10-part Norwegian series – will spin the Line kidnap storyline out for another 10 episodes, or whether, because there were a full six episodes left, she would shuffle off this mortal coil quite quickly. Just before Christmas, we saw that Sarah Phelps had melded two Tana French […] […]

Originally posted on The Killing Times:
After a dominant decade, the Nordic Noir star has faded somewhat, with the region struggling to come up with something to match the perfection of The Killing and The Bridge. But hopes were high for Wisting, a 10-part Norwegian series reckoned to be one of the most expensive in…

Originally posted on The Killing Times:
The opening two episodes of Norwegian series, Wisting, was a welcome to return to form for the BBC Four, Saturday-night slot, and a very welcome slice of new Nordic Noir on these winter nights. I’ve been busy compiling our end-of-year charts and countdowns, but now it’s back to the…

Thought I would publish this again after Claes starring as Dracula on the BBC over the holidays via Bang! An interview with Danish actor Claes Kaspar …

Jesper Stein is a multiple prize winning author from Denmark and is the third best selling author in his home country as well as a European best seller.  Film rights for the first 3 books in this series have been sold to the producers of The Bridge. In the UK Mirror Books have a 5 […]

The inaugural Capital Crime Festival took place on the last weekend in September 2019. It featured leading crime and thriller authors, encompassing a variety of styles and subjects, providing snapshots of the hugely popular genre.  I volunteered for one day only and had a chance to attend a couple of panels, and of course I […]

There’s something for everyone. via The Killing Times unfeasibly large 2020 crime drama preview — The Killing Times

Finnish author Antti Tuomainen has had 3 brilliant books published (in English) in three consecutive years.  In my eyes this puts him up there as an annual event in my diary like watching The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and The Big Lebowsky.  I look forward to reading his work the same way I […]

As a reader I always find it bittersweet when I get to the end of a series I have enjoyed. The Reykjavik Noir Trilogy by Lilja Sigurdardottir has been an interesting and exciting series and Cage is the final book in it. The book has already won the title of Icelandic Crime Novel of the […]

I was expecting great things when I heard about this book after all Soren Sveistrup was the writer who came up with The Killing which started this whole passion of mine off and in part lead to the creation of this blog.  Given his success in Denmark with film and TV it is not surprising […]