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Killed by Thomas Enger

Last weekend at Granite Noir, a crime writing festival in Aberdeen, Norwegian author Thomas Enger officially launched Killed.  I want to share with you the satisfaction of reading the fifth and final book in the Henning Juul series, a Norwegian best seller. Henning Juul, a journalist, is driven to discover why his son died.  He […]


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Words and Images by Loo Kin Hong—  Iceland is known for her majestic nature that charms visitors with her beauty and serenity. Her natural beauty offers almost all the natural scenery of the world on one island. Travelling in Iceland is an experience and a journey as English poet William…

Trapped Series 2 – Trailer!

Trapped series 1 (2015) was amazing.  Series 2 looks like it will be just as good. Trapped 2 will have 10 episodes and is filmed in Siglufjordur in Northern Iceland and Reykjavik.  It will feature the same police team as season 1. The word on the street is it will be aired in the winter […]

ITV reveals Marcella trailer for series two

Originally posted on The Killing Times:
One of the big new shows in line to come to us in February is series two of Marcella, Hans Rosenfeldt’s London-based crime series starring Anna Friel. (And, before you ask, no, we don’t know exactly when The Bridge is coming back to British TV screens.) The tale of…

Travels in Moominland – Tove Jansson’s islands

More than three years ago, in 2014 I was on a ‘pilgrimage’ in Finland, following in the footsteps of an incredible writer and fine artist Tove Marika Jansson, a woman who has created a completely new universe inhabited by wise philosophical trolls (Moomins), and who hugely influenced my outlook on life. Tove Jansson’s multi-dimensional works […]

Nordic Noir Round-Up Á nice short round up by Sarah Ward on some new Nordic reads. New year, new reads!

In from the Cold: Northern Noir

Stepping into Europe House in London meant immersing yourself in the world of languages and books. On 18th October 2017 a special event was held under the auspices of European Literature Network and Rosie Goldsmith – In from the Cold: Northern Noir. A symposium on Northern crime writing, crime fiction translation and criticism, looking at […]

In The Spotlight: Anne Holt’s The Blind Goddess

Glasgow Confidential…an evening with James Ellroy

Originally posted on Nordic Noir:
? The dark , wet Glasgow evening started with a well rehearsed foul-mouthed tirade, encouraging gesture and mention of an independent Scotland. Ellroy read from Perfidia, his new book, first in the prequel quartet to his already established LA quartet. The prologue and part of chapter two to be precise.…

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