I was expecting great things when I heard about this book after all Soren Sveistrup was the writer who came up with The Killing which started this whole passion of mine off and in part lead to the creation of this blog. Given his success in Denmark with film and TV it is not surprising […]
In this article Tricia, a creative writing graduate, crime fiction fan and regular volunteer at Bloody Scotland, shares with us her experience of Iceland Noir. Thank you Tricia! It’s not often in this life that you get to achieve a long-held dream and even rarer when you get to do it in the company of […]
The dust (but not the ash cloud) has settled over the Iceland Noir crime fiction festival which was held between 15th and 18th November 2018 in Reykjavík. We had a couple of willing volunteers there to review it for us. This first piece is by regular guest blogger Ewa Sherman who was Head of Volunteers […]
If you are looking for gift ideas or want to treat yourself to something special or fun during the holidays this is a good place to start. We have been window shopping for a while and want to let you know what we like. Hopefully you will find something to enjoy over winter. First up […]
In this piece we hear from Tricia Golledge, a well experienced, locally based volunteer at Bloody Scotland, which takes place in the city of Stirling in September every year. A very friendly festival with a massive amount of choice it is always a joy to attend. They even have a local cocktail in honour of […]
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 […]
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 […]
The fabulous Newcastle Noir festival has just taken place and some of it was captured on film by Ariane with her GoPro. See how many of your favourite authors you can spot! If you enjoyed that you may enjoy this. Thanks for watching!