Category Nordic Noir Book Review

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 […]

Faithless by Kjell Ola Dahl

“The sun coming through the window made it difficult to see the writing on the screen. Gunnarstranda drew the curtain. Then his mobile beeped. It was a text from Tove. She wanted to know which version of ‘Come Rain or Come Shine’ he liked best.  What sort of question was that? There were loads of […]

Out On The Ice by Grant Nicol

Grant Nicol is an author who follows the story. Wherever it takes him, and he won’t stop until the story is firmly expressed in words. To start with, after several trips to the land of ice and fire he settled in Reykjavík and produced three books: On A Small Island, The Mistake and A Place […]

Thomas Enger’s Ultimate Terror

Norwegian author Thomas Enger caught my attention in Reykjavik at the Iceland Noir festival with a description of his ultimate terror. The whole room was silent and captivated as he described his. It was a spellbinding moment and I knew I had to read his books. The terror Enger described at Iceland Noir was the […]

The Exiled by Kati Hiekkapelto

‘Many times during the course of his life he had wondered what was ultimately true and what was false. What was reality and what merely illusion, and how much of it was nothing but a web of words and thoughts in our own brains, a tapestry of our own making.’ (The Exiled, p.177) Our protagonist […]

*Giveaway* Where Roses Never Die – An addiction to crime fiction 

Are you the kind of reader who gets addicted to a series of books?  I was addicted to Ian Rankin’s Rebus books.  I so looked forward to the next book coming out, wondered what music Rebus would be listening to,  where his work would take him, if he had changed his SAAB, how much he […]

Stop Press! TV rights for Ragnar Jonasson’s Dark Iceland Series sold to UK production company

Nordic Noir just received this press release. Hopefully we will see more of Iceland on our TV screens: Orenda Books is delighted to announce that On the Corner, the UK production company responsible for the Academy Award-winning Amy, has acquired the TV rights for Ragnar Jónasson’s Dark Iceland series. The deal was negotiated by Luke […]

Book Review: The Defenceless by Kati Hiekkapelto (Trans. by David Hackston)

Sjowall & Wahloo – The Fire Engine that Disappeared

Can you relate to a series of books being like an old friend? You are comfortable with them.  You know what to expect even though they may throw the odd curveball at you.  You enjoy their rhythm, their language, the little details they explain to you, the way they make you laugh and the fact […]

Blog Tour- Ragnar Jonasson- Snowblind (Dark Iceland 1)- Review and Extract

Originally posted on Raven Crime Reads:
Extremely keen to add my voice to the exceptionally positive response to this Scandinavian crime debut from Ragnar Jonasson. Snowblind is the first of his Dark Iceland quintet, with a pitch perfect translation by Jonasson’s fellow Scandibrit crime author, Quentin Bates, for the UK market. Snowblind has given rise to one of…