Author Archives: nordicnoirbuzz

Swedish Skansen Museum — Something to Ponder About

Overlooking Stockholm, Skansen Open Air Museum is a walk back in history that every visitor should make when visiting Sweden. Skansen is the first open-air museum and zoo in Sweden and is located on the island Djurgården in Stockholm, Sweden. It was opened on 11 October 1891 by Artur Hazelius to show the way of […] […]

CAPITAL CRIME BOOK CLUB NEWS! @LizzieCurle @David_Headley @adamhamdy —

Last year saw the first ever Capital Crime Festival, a festival that organisers wanted to be inclusive and with a strong sense of community, held in central London. They largely succeeded in that, I think. We’re all hoping that there will be a second festival in October and there’s a note about that at the […] […]

A 44 day UK and Nordic Itinerary — Your Travel Handbook

Our original travel plans for this year involved a two month trip around the UK, Iceland and Scandinavian countries. We ended up having to cancel about a month before we were going to leave due to the current situation and travel bans in place for Australians. We had spent a good chunk of time pulling […] […]

Gallows Rock by Yrsa Sigurdardottir — Jen Med’s Book Reviews

Today I am delighted to share my thoughts on Gallows Rock, the latest book in the fabulous Children’s House series from Yrsa Sigurdardottir. I’ve missed spending time with Freyja and Huldar. My thanks to publisher Hodder & Stoughton for providing an advance copy of the book for review. Here’s what it’s all about: via Gallows Rock […]

Walter Presents acquires raft of new crime dramas (including shows from Sweden and Northern Canada) — The Killing Times

Never let it be said that All4’s foreign-language drama brand – Walter Presents – is never less than committed. The brand has a slate of new crime dramas coming in the autumn, but has now added to that list with a new acquisitions. In total, Walter has picked up eight new dramas, some of which […] […]

Cover Reveal: Winterkill by Ragnar Jónasson — Bibliophile Book Club

Hi lovelies, God it has been a while since I posted on here. Just as well I’m back this week, with not one but two Orenda Books cover reveals. This first one, Winterkill by Ragnar Jónasson, isn’t a reveal as such. Moreso a shouty appreciation post for the fact that there is another Ari Thór […] […]

Dead Beautiful/Les Dames – Bien! #french #crimedrama #television #review

As a lover of the French show Spiral I went in search of some other French shows during lock down.  Dead Beautiful is a French police detective series, part of the Walter Presents curated list of world television shows on The Channel 4 app. In French the show is called Les Dames, which gives you […]

Menace in Malmö, by Torquil MacLeod – book review

Originally posted on Cafethinking:
I don’t know about you but my reading habit has gone to the dogs in recent days. But I read Menace in Malmö a couple of months ago, and it’s what we need right now, so let me tell you about it. I’m disappointed that the Malmö series featuring Anita Sundström…

Travel Scandinavia Through These Chilly Thrillers

Originally posted on Ludwig's Thrillers:
Now that Fall is here, don’t you just want to cuddle up with an icy murder mystery, a mug of tea, warm socks and maybe a few lit scented candles – or simply what the Danish community likes to call “hygge“? I say we thriller-aholics should immediately go for…

Team Gunnhildur

‘You’re trying to be offensive.’ ‘I don’t have to try. It comes naturally,’ Gunna told him. ‘Especially when people are economical with the truth. Quentin Bates’ latest novel Cold Malice focuses on two strands: suicide of an enigmatic artist Áskell Hafberg, and the apparent drowning of his wife Birna five years earlier, and the under-the-radar […]