Author Archives: nordicnoirbuzz

Snare by Lilja Sigurdardottir – A risk worth taking

This book is a tense tale of risk, deception, smuggling and love. Sonja has found herself in a situation where she is forced to smuggle cocaine whilst attempting to maintain relationships with the people in her life and slowly developing a plan to escape her situation. Sonja’s lover Agla is currently being prosecuted for her part […]

Sara Blædel’s Louise Rick novels optioned by Canadian production company

Beck – Room 302 (TV/DVD review)

ITV confirms transmission date for Jordskott II — The Killing Times

I was asked to keep schtum about the return of series two of bonkers Swedish crime drama, Jordskott, by ITV when I was putting together our big autumn preview, because the network hadn’t fully dotted the i’s and crossed the t’s. But now the network has announced when the eight-part series coming back, and it’s […] […]

Eurotour Stop 3. Stockholm, Sweden: “So he took a quick detour to the best hotdog kiosk in Sweden” Mrs Peabody’s adventures…

The Man Who Died – Mushrooms, swords and nudity!

“The asphalt seems to puff and shimmer. The wind has forgotten its only function: to create a breeze.” (The Man Who Died, A Tuomainen) This book is earthy.  It is funny. It features mushrooms, swords and nudity. The thrilling tale is set in small town Finland.  The opening of the book describes Jakko’s experience of […]

My Bloody Beautiful Scotland by Thomas Enger

This is the second post in a series where authors are invited to share their experience of book festivals around the world.  In this one Thomas Enger from Norway describes his Bloody Scotland experience.  I was so excited when I heard that I was going to Bloody Scotland. I had heard so many great things […]

Getting to Know You: Ian Skewis

Originally posted on elementaryvwatson:
Today on the blog is Ian Skewis. Having met Ian at Noir at the Bar Edinburgh earlier this year, I can tell you that his writing may be dark but he is an absolute joy to be around. I’m hoping to lure Ian to Newcastle to appear at our Noir at…


BBC confirms transmission date for Black Lake