Category Television

Die For Me by Jesper Stein #bookreview #Denmark #DieForMe #NordicNoir #crimefiction

Jesper Stein is a multiple prize winning author from Denmark and is the third best selling author in his home country as well as a European best seller.  Film rights for the first 3 books in this series have been sold to the producers of The Bridge. In the UK Mirror Books have a 5 […]

The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup – #review #nordicnoir

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 […]

BBC confirms transmission date for Black Lake

Fargo, Series 3

“We see what we believe, not the other way around.” (Varga) I was very excited about this series as I really loved the first two. Set in Minnesota, which along with North Dakota has the highest percentage of Scandinavian Americans per state in the USA, series 3 did not disappoint.  On a basic level this […]

#Dicte – A Danish Crime Drama

Originally posted on Nordic Noir:
Dicte Svendsen (Iben Hjejle) is Nordic Noir’s 21st century Jessica Fletcher in the sense that crime seems to be attracted to her and the show is ever so slightly formulaic.  She may also be the Nordic Noir fan’s version of Carrie Bradshaw. She has a great gang of girlfriends, she…

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, […]

Master and Commander

Where does a ‘crime thriller’ veer off and become ‘horror’? I watched a programme the other night with Andrew Marr, talking about fiction and in particular, crime fiction. He dwelt on the history behind this genre – in the days of Agatha Christie and the Country House murder – a ghastly crime (usually a murder) […]

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 […]

Follow The Money – Premiere of Season 2 #nordictv

Did you enjoy Follow the Money Season 1? Season 2 has now been filmed. Episode one will be shown as a taster at the Copenhagen TV Festival next week and all of Season 2 is going to be aired later in 2016 on DR1 (Denmark).  You can read about Season One in the review below […]

New Scottish TV Murder Mystery – Loch Ness

Nordic Noir fans does this sound like it might rock our boats? Loch Ness will introduce detective Annie Cathro and her family – husband Alan, a tour boat operator on the Loch and their only child Evie, who at 18, is about to leave home for Australia.  The Cathros are an ordinary loving family with […]