Category Crime Fiction

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 […]

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 […]

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…

#VALKYRIEN – A review

(Spoilers)  Valkyrien won Best TV Drama, Best Male Actor, Best Female Actor at the Norwegian TV Awards 2017. The show, which is on TV in the UK as part of the Walter Presents showcase, tells the story of a doctor who is forbidden by hospital authorities to continue experimental research to save his terminally ill […]

Nordic Noir @North Finchley

Save the Date! For those in the North Finchley area, Mark Nagle is putting together a Nordic month which is pretty exciting and I hope some of you can go to the events as it promises to be an excellent meeting of fan minds! These are the plans so far: Tuesday 3rd October, 1800 – […]

Nordic favourites at #Tidelines Book Festival this September

Good News! Both Agnes Ravatn* and Gunnar  Staalesen will be appearing at the Tidelines book festival in Irvine, Scotland on the 21-24 September 2107.  Nordic Noir are definitely big fans of both of these authors from Norway. Agnes is relatively new on the scene in the UK having had one book translated into English and […]

#Dicte – A Danish Crime Drama

Originally posted on Nordic Noir:
Dicte Svendsen (Iben Hjejle) is Nordic Noir’s 21st century Jessica Fletcher in the sense that crime seems to be attracted to her and the show is ever so slightly formulaic.  She may also be the Nordic Noir fan’s version of Carrie Bradshaw. She has a great gang of girlfriends, she…

#Cardinal – Canadian Noir

So snowy, so icy, so barren, so Fargo – give or take 900 miles across the Laurentian Divide between the town in North Dakota and North Bay, Ontario, where Cardinal takes place. But in terms of dramatic intensity these two crime series are galaxies apart. Are you watching the Canadian show Cardinal on BBC4 currently? You […]

Series two of Jordskott to premiere in Sweden in October — The Killing Times

As long-time readers of the site will know, I was a fan of series one of Swedish environmental (or just mental) procedural, Jordskott, when it first hit UK screen in 2015. We’ve known for a while that series two is on its way and that filming had taken place earlier this year. Now we know […] […]

Wolves in the Dark by Gunnar Staalesen #bookgiveaway #giveaway

Dear Varg Your lawyer told me that you have been arrested and are being held in prison for something unimaginable.  I hope this letter gets to you eventually. I can’t believe that they would think you have anything to do with a child pornography ring. You are a former social worker. Are they mad? Who […]