Category Nordic Noir

#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 […]

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 […]

Newcastle Noir on film!

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!

The Team – EU collaboration in dramatic crime thriller form.

The Team should be your next box set.  Although it has a distinctly Danish feel to it, it is set across Europe (mainly in Denmark, Belgium and Germany).  It is fast paced, well acted and beautifully directed.  The show touches on so many aspects of organised crime it is hard to keep up; prostitution, slavery, […]

Rupture by Ragnar Jonasson

‘There was something sinister about this whole affair, Ari Thor thought, some inexplicable incident  that had been kept secret. He was certain that he was coming closer to a solution, but he would need to dig deeper.’ (Rupture by R. Jonasson) I have a colleague at work who has been to Iceland and has lumps […]

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 […]

Aye Write! Our festival highlights

The Aye Write festival in Glasgow (9-19 March)  always has an interesting programme and some years appeal more than others appeal to crime fans. This year they have 200 authors in 3 venues and it’s a good one for Nordic and Scottish crime fans. In fact there are too many interesting events for us to […]

Granite Noir – A Northern Focus

Some of the most celebrated talent from the Nordic Noir scene will join Scotland’s own crime authors for a new Aberdeen based  crime writing festival Granite Noir. The festival will welcome some of the brightest and best writers from the Nordic Noir genre, including Norway’s Gunnar Staalesen, Finland’s Kati Heikkapelto, Sweden’s Kristina Ohlsson and Thomas Rydahl from […]