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A dark web of deceit, lies, evil crimes and despicable characters – Wolves at the Door by Gunnar Staalesen #blogtour #nordicnoir #Norway #VargVeum #bookreview

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Norway’s Gunnar Staalesen at Newcastle Noir Crime Writing festival.  He is one of my favourite authors and I knew he had a new book coming out soon. I am so happy I got an advance copy to read and review for Orenda Books so here goes. Wolves at […]

Newcastle Noir Sat 4th May 2019 @CollinsJacky @NewcastleNoir #NewcastleNoir

Originally posted on LIVE AND DEADLY:
Saturday Morning : What’s Love Got To Do With It? Moderator: Karen Sullivan Now, I have always thought that there’s a special place in hell for people who put on panels before 10am, but thankfully the rest of Newcastle disagrees with me. The 9.30am panel with Lilja Sigurdardottir, Steph…

Newcastle Noir Day 1, Friday 3rd May 2019 @NewcastleNoir @CollinsJacky #NewcastleNoir

Originally posted on LIVE AND DEADLY:
I am so excited to be at Newcastle Noir. I’ve never been before and this year the programme is exceptional. The North East’s own crime writing festival has moved venues this year and is being held in the very central City Library. The facilities and the access are really…

Fermented Shark Optional – my experience at #IcelandNoir

In this article Tricia, a creative writing graduate, crime fiction fan and regular volunteer at Bloody Scotland,  shares with us her experience of Iceland Noir. Thank you Tricia! It’s not often in this life that you get to achieve a long-held dream and even rarer when you get to do it in the company of […]

REVIEW: Trapped (S2 E7&8/10) — The Killing Times

Last week’s cliff-hanger left us with Pawel dead and a bloody Víkingur trying to flee the scene. Now Andri and Hínrika arrive at the plant to find Ásgeir warding off an angry mob of Polish workers while Víkingur, who has been severely beaten, is held in a locked room inside the plant. He is calm, […] […]

Ragnar Jónasson’s The Darkness to be adapted for TV — The Killing Times

Icelandic crime series, as we all know, is a genre worth watching, and so is the island’s burgeoning crime fiction scene. One of the leading lights from that scene, Ragnar Jónasson, is about to get the TV treatment. According to Deadline, Jónasson’s novel, The Darkness, has been acquired by Stampede production company, who is intent […] […]

Finnish series All The Sins reveals new subtitled trailer — The Killing Times

A little while ago we brought you news of Finnish series, All The Sins (Kaikki synnit), which we described as a classic-looking Nordic Noir. Now we have an English-language trailer. It starts with a body winched upside down in a barn as a shadowy assassin draws a knife seemingly to dispatch the victim. But, diverging […] […]

#IcelandNoir Festival 2018 A review!

The dust (but not the ash cloud) has settled over the Iceland Noir crime fiction festival which was held between 15th and 18th November 2018 in Reykjavík.  We had a couple of willing volunteers there to review it for us. This first piece is by regular guest blogger Ewa Sherman who was Head of Volunteers […]

Nordic Noir Inspired Festive Wishlist (with discount code!)

If you are looking for gift ideas or want to treat yourself to something special or fun during the holidays this is a good place to start. We have been window shopping for a while and want to let you know what we like. Hopefully you will find something to enjoy over winter.  First up […]

Wee Puffs #3 – 140 character reviews of 3 books by Rowe, Anderson and Oswald.

From time to time we do 140 character reviews. This kind of review started on Twitter where characters are limited. The word limit really makes you think about what you write in the review.  These are the latest three:   Goodnight Papa by Simon Rowe – Award winning thriller/suspense story collection with strong sense of […]