Category Nordic Noir

NORDIC NOIR Danish series Grow snapped up by Walter Presents

Walter Presents has hit the ground running in 2023, and has announced another new series – Danish thriller, Grow. When newly graduated stockbroker Adam learns that his dad has died, he runs from his anxiety-ridden every day back to his childhood neighbourhood. Upon his return, Adam finds himself captivated by the thrills of Danish biker […]

Ten Years Have Got Behind You*

Originally posted on Crime Writer Margot Kinberg:
This post is in memory of Maxine Clarke, generous friend of crime fiction and crime writers, and an integral part of the crime fiction community, who passed on ten years ago today as this is posted. I was proud to call her a friend, even though we never…

Call for Papers: Crime Fiction and Democracy #conference #crime fiction #academic #writing

International conference – Crime Fiction and Democracy Université Paris Nanterre 22-23 June 2023 Organized by the Centre de Recherches Anglophones (Université Paris Nanterre) and Queen’s University Belfast, in partnership with the Centre de recherches pluridisciplinaires multilingues (Université Paris Nanterre). The proposed multidisciplinary conference intends to explore the complex, multifaceted relationship between crime fiction and democracy, […]

Newcastle Noir 2022 (1) #NewcastleNoir2022

I am here at Newcastle Noir a great festival with a fantastic ethos which encourages readers to attend the festival and become involved in the crime fiction community. I am looking forward to it all but especially the ‘Take a Walk on the Dark Side’ panel on Sunday. Icelander Oskar Gudmundsson is appearing with James […]

The Petrona Award winner is…

The winner of the 2022 Petrona Award for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year is:  FATAL ISLES by Maria Adolfsson, translated from the Swedish by Agnes Broomé and published by Zaffre. Maria Adolfsson will receive a trophy, and both the author and translator will receive a cash prize. See below for more info. […]

Bloody Scotland 2022

I’ve been reflecting on book festivals. My experience during the last couple of years has had highs and lows. A high of festivals being conducted online meant that I discovered my teenage son quite enjoyed some of the events and would concentrate on listening/watching them with me in the living room. A surprise as he […]

Outside, by Ragnar Jónasson – book review — Cafethinking

The worst reunion trip ever Outside, by Ragnar Jónasson – book review — Cafethinking

NORDIC NOIR New Beck will premiere in Sweden on Christmas Day — The Killing Times

Swedish crime drama fans are getting a Christmas Day treat this year – a brand new Beck film will premiere on 25th December itself on C More. The Death Trap tells the story of Vilhelm Beck – Martin’s grandson – a police officer and on his first internship in the real world. He and his […] […]

The Last Wild Song of Winter – out tomorrow! — Christoffer Petersen

I have enjoyed the Constable Maratse stories I have read set in Greenland. This sounds like an excellent December read to me! Follow the link below! Ready to begin your advent adventure with Maratse? The Last Wild Song of Winter is out tomorrow! (Shameless Amazon link!) The Last Wild Song of Winter – out tomorrow! — […]

Petrona Award 2022 for exceptional #crimefiction from #Finland, #Iceland, #Norway, #Sweden – Short List 2022

A couple of weeks ago we brought you the long list for the Petrona Award 2022. This has now been whittled down to a short list which is announced today. Six exceptional crime novels from Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden have been shortlisted for the 2022 Petrona Award for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of […]