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Inlands by Elin Willows – Already a movie! #Review #Sweden #Nordic

When a friend sends me a book because they think I will enjoy it then read it I must. This book is not nordic noir but it is set in Northern Sweden on the edge of the Arctic circle. The book contains some of the elements I associate with nordic noir and I have tried […]

Safe hands or something new? Guest Blog by Quentin Bates #NN2020

Thank you for joining us. Today as part of the Newcastle Noir Blog Tour we are joined by author, translator, festival organiser and publisher Quentin Bates. Quentin has written a piece about the role of book festivals like Newcastle Noir in translated crime fiction: What’s your preference, something familiar – or something fresh that takes […]

“The police radio crackled…” Read extract of Death Deserved by Enger & Horst here! #blogtour #nordicnoir #crimefiction

Police officer Alexander Blix and celebrity blogger Emma Ramm join forces to track down a serial killer with a thirst for attention and high-profile murders, in the first episode of a gripping new Nordic Noir series… Today we have an extract from Death Deserved,  a co-written thriller by two great Norwegian crime writers (and translated […]

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 […]

This thriller could make your weekend! #Review #LittleSiberia #Finland

Finnish author Antti Tuomainen has had 3 brilliant books published (in English) in three consecutive years.  In my eyes this puts him up there as an annual event in my diary like watching The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and The Big Lebowsky.  I look forward to reading his work the same way I […]

A terrifyingly realistic human story draws to its conclusion – #Cage by Lilja Sigurdardottir #Iceland #Orentober #blogtour #IcelandNoir #books

As a reader I always find it bittersweet when I get to the end of a series I have enjoyed. The Reykjavik Noir Trilogy by Lilja Sigurdardottir has been an interesting and exciting series and Cage is the final book in it. The book has already won the title of Icelandic Crime Novel of the […]

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 […]

#IcelandNoir Festival 2018 A review!

The dust (but not the ash cloud) has settled over the Iceland Noir crime fiction festival which was held between 15th and 18th November 2018 in Reykjavík.  We had a couple of willing volunteers there to review it for us. This first piece is by regular guest blogger Ewa Sherman who was Head of Volunteers […]

Palm Beach Finland – A Tale of Twists and Turns #Blogtour #NordicNoir #Books

Even more incredible was the notion that a detective could work undercover in a place like Palm Beach Finland. The very idea is utterly inconceivable. Many things happened, had happened and would happen in the future, but that wasn’t one of them. Palm Beach Finland by Antti Tuomainen (p 197), Orenda Books In 2018 I […]

Loner by Hildur Sif Thorarensen #Iceland #Norway #Review

Loner, original title Einfari, is a debut novel by Icelandic author Hildur Sif Thorarensen.  Hildur Sif lives in Oslo where she currently studies medicine (having previously completed Master’s Degree in Software Engineering and Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science). Judging by her desire to learn and to experience more, it’s no surprise that in any spare moment […]