Category Nordic Noir

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 […]

#BlogTour Quentin Bates- Cold Malice “Bates consistently draws on his own experiences of living and working in Iceland, providing a real grounded feel and heightened sense of realism to his books.” @graskeggur

Reykjavík detective Gunnhildur Gísladóttir tries not to believe in ghosts. But when Helgi, one of her team is certain he’s seen a man who had been declared dead more than fifteen years ago, she reluctantly gives him some unofficial leeway to look into it. Has the not-so-dead man returned from the grave to settle old […]

A Year of Orenda – The Creak On The Stairs by Eva Björg Ægisdóttir

Today it is my great pleasure to share my thoughts on The Creak on the Stairs, the debut novel from Icelandic author Eva Björg Ægisdóttir. My thanks to publisher Orenda Books who provided the advance copy of this little gem for me to read and to Anne Cater for inviting me to join the tour. […]

Cold Malice, by Quentin Bates – book review

Sweeping, ambitious and entertaining Cold Malice, by Quentin Bates – book review

The oldest bookshop in the world – or why Indie bookshops need your help. Now.

Originally posted on Vaseem Khan:
? According to the Guinness Book of Records the world’s oldest bookstore is in Portugal. The Livraria Bertrand opened its doors in 1732 in Lisbon, and has never been shut. In the UK, our oldest bookstore is Hatchard’s (now a branch of Waterstones), inhabiting, by and large, the same prestigious Piccadilly…

Sister, by Kjell Ola Dahl – book review — Cafe thinking

Dahl almost pulls the whole thing down via Sister, by Kjell Ola Dahl – book review — Cafe thinking

Kjell Ola Dahl- Sister #BlogTour — Raven Crime Reads

Suspended from duty, Detective Frølich is working as a private investigator, when his girlfriend’s colleague asks for his help with a female asylum seeker, who the authorities are about to deport. She claims to have a sister in Norway, and fears that returning to her home country will mean instant death. Frølich quickly discovers the […] […]

#BlogTour #NN2020 #NewcastleNoir2020 @NewcastleNoir @CollinsJacky @ToonLibraries

Originally posted on chapterinmylife: Scottish Crime Fiction Blogger:
Well COVID19 may have broke the hearts of many book lovers and crime fans across the world as it shut down festival after festival. But true crime fiction fans can not be kept down, we cannot be kept quiet, we are still going to be here shouting…

Spotlight on 10 Newcastle Noir Authors #NN2020

A great top ten of authors discovered at Newcastle Noir. Great place to start if you are looking for a new read…

NordicNoir Atlas #NN2020

A fantastic summary of all the Nordic authors who have appeared at Newcastle Noir.