Category Swedish crime

In from the Cold: Northern Noir

Stepping into Europe House in London meant immersing yourself in the world of languages and books. On 18th October 2017 a special event was held under the auspices of European Literature Network and Rosie Goldsmith – In from the Cold: Northern Noir. A symposium on Northern crime writing, crime fiction translation and criticism, looking at […]

BBC confirms transmission date for Black Lake

Series two of Jordskott to premiere in Sweden in October — The Killing Times

As long-time readers of the site will know, I was a fan of series one of Swedish environmental (or just mental) procedural, Jordskott, when it first hit UK screen in 2015. We’ve known for a while that series two is on its way and that filming had taken place earlier this year. Now we know […] […]

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 […]

Good Girls Don’t Tell by Liselotte Roll

When Erik Berggren, a man with  learning disabilities is found mutilated and brutally murdered Inspector Magnus Kalo and his team are mystified.  Other than being an alcoholic, the victim seems to have led a completely normal, if rather lonely, life. Then Erik’s mother is viciously attacked in a similar way.  Investigating family secrets that stretch […]

Beck The Series: Vol 2 #Beck

In the UK we have been enjoying our recent Saturday nights watching Detective Martin Beck (Peter Haber, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo) and his team investigate suspenseful cases that blur the lines between the team’s professional and private lives. Next to a murdered journalist and police officer, Beck has had to deal with personnel […]

Books in Bergen: A Review by Ewa Sherman

    Having followed in Varg Veum’s footsteps previously, while reading Gunnar Staalesen’s   We Shall Inherit the Wind, I wanted to go back to Bergen. Luckily I found the best reason possible: the Literary Festival (De Litterære Festspill) organised by the Godfather of crime fiction himself Gunnar Staalesen between 26th and 28th May 2016. […]

The Petrona Award 2016 Shortlist

Some good reads here…

Is #Murder #Thicker than Water?

Great news. There are two new series starting tonight on TV. Murder starts on BBC2 at 9pm and is a 3 part tale set in the Scottish borders. Some of you may remember the first series of Murder by Birger Larsen (The Killing) from a few years ago.  It stood out to us in the […]

#Nordic News

It was exciting to read that the Gothenburg Film Festival will be highlighting television drama this year. You can read more about this here (Nordic focus) and here (German and Finnish focus).  Recently there has been a lot of talk of TV shows becoming more filmic so it is interesting to see film festivals include a focus […]