Category The Killing

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 […]

Nordic Noir Inspired Festive Wishlist (with discount code!)

If you are looking for gift ideas or want to treat yourself to something special or fun during the holidays this is a good place to start. We have been window shopping for a while and want to let you know what we like. Hopefully you will find something to enjoy over winter.  First up […]

GFT now showing The Absent One #DepartmentQ #NordicNoir

Did you just finish watching Follow The Money? You can see more of Nikolaj Lie Kaas (and Pilou Asbaek)  at The Glasgow Film Theatre  which is currently showing the latest Scandinavian box office hit: The Absent One. The Absent One is the thrilling follow up to The Keeper of Lost Causes and based upon the hugely […]

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 […]

This Is the Tale of a Nordic Soul*

The appearance of the term Nordic Noir is one which was recently constructed by the media and has become a popular catch all term to cover a variety of writing, film and television programmes being produced in the Nordic countries today.    However, at the heart of this term is crime fiction.   The translated literary branch […]

Your next binge watch – Norway’s #Eyewitness #Oyevitne

A few weeks ago I wrote about this soon to be released DVD of Norwegian TV series Øyevitne (Eyewitness) which I was lucky enough to get a preview of.   Now that I have watched all the episodes I can report that I really enjoyed it. I mean REALLY enjoyed it.  I got that excited feeling of anticipation like […]

Upping the Game – A review of Nordicana 2015 by Ewa Sherman (Guest Blogger)

ScandiBingo is my real passion, especially when it comes to books, films and TV shows. But when you also get food, drink, maps, mugs, T-shirts, design, culture and travel at the same place then playing the game is just amazing. And what better opportunity to shout ScandiBingo than at Nordicana which brought together all things […]

Edinburgh Festival 2015

As you know many Nordic Noir fans went to see the third James play at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival starring Sophie Grabol from The Killing.  We thoroughly enjoyed the experience of the topical play in the politically charged pre-referendum capital city on our night out. Sophie was great. Top quality acting to compliment the […]