Category Crime Fiction

Cold Malice by Quentin Bates #NordicNoir #ColdMalice #TeamGunnhildur #review #Iceland #IcelandNoir

Quentin Bates is an author whose work you should get to know if you enjoy reading Nordic Noir. Cold Malice continues on the investigations of one of my favourite females detectives Gunnhildur Gisladottir. Gunna as she is more affectionately known is an older, no nonsense, straight talking detective.  Gunna never fails to get to the […]

The Locked Up Festival July 2-4 #crimefiction #festival #lockedup2020

I was so happy to hear about this festival happening.  Most people who have been to Bloody Scotland, Newcastle Noir or other crime writing festivals will probably be familiar with the wit, chat and work of Luca Veste and Steve Cavanagh. I was even happier to hear about the idea behind it and that money […]

Safe hands or something new? Guest Blog by Quentin Bates #NN2020

Thank you for joining us. Today as part of the Newcastle Noir Blog Tour we are joined by author, translator, festival organiser and publisher Quentin Bates. Quentin has written a piece about the role of book festivals like Newcastle Noir in translated crime fiction: What’s your preference, something familiar – or something fresh that takes […]

Sister by Kjell Ola Dahl #Review #Blogtour #Nordicnoir #Oslo

Policeman turned private investigator Frank Frolich gets in deep with a case involving asylum seekers in Olso. The case, to find the missing sister of an asylum seeker about to be deported, is initially a favour for his new girlfriend but he gets dragged in deeper as things twist and turn. Murders start to happen […]

Pandemics and PhDs — patter

Friends, these are interesting times and the article below is a departure from the norm. As some of you may know I am currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Strathclyde in the Business School.  The main context of my research is book blogging. I want to understand more about how book blogging/book bloggers […]

“The police radio crackled…” Read extract of Death Deserved by Enger & Horst here! #blogtour #nordicnoir #crimefiction

Police officer Alexander Blix and celebrity blogger Emma Ramm join forces to track down a serial killer with a thirst for attention and high-profile murders, in the first episode of a gripping new Nordic Noir series… Today we have an extract from Death Deserved,  a co-written thriller by two great Norwegian crime writers (and translated […]

Die For Me by Jesper Stein #bookreview #Denmark #DieForMe #NordicNoir #crimefiction

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 […]

Chilled to the Bone – #NordicNoir at the Capital Crime Festival by guest blogger Ewa Sherman

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 […]

This thriller could make your weekend! #Review #LittleSiberia #Finland

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 […]

A terrifyingly realistic human story draws to its conclusion – #Cage by Lilja Sigurdardottir #Iceland #Orentober #blogtour #IcelandNoir #books

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 […]