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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 […]

The Ice Swimmer (with extract) by Norway’s Kjell Ola Dahl #bookreview

In 2016 it was announced that the UK’s Orenda Books had a 2 book deal with Norwegian author Kjell Ola Dahl.  Published  in 14 countries and winner of numerous prizes his books are popular around the world.  The Ice Swimmer (translated by Don Bartlett) is the second of these books and we were lucky to receive an […]

Indridason News

I’m delighted to feature an exclusive extract from Arnaldur Indriðason’s The Shadow Killer on the blog today. Plus: to celebrate the publication of the novel, the good people at Harvill Secker have donated two copies to give away to UK readers! All you need to do is answer one simple question (see the bottom of […]

Killed by Thomas Enger #bookreview

Last weekend at Granite Noir, a crime writing festival in Aberdeen, Norwegian author Thomas Enger officially launched Killed.  I want to share with you the satisfaction of reading the fifth and final book in the Henning Juul series, a Norwegian best seller. Henning Juul, a journalist, is driven to discover why his son died.  He […]

Trapped Series 2 – Trailer!

Trapped series 1 (2015) was amazing.  Series 2 looks like it will be just as good. Trapped 2 will have 10 episodes and is filmed in Siglufjordur in Northern Iceland and Reykjavik.  It will feature the same police team as season 1. The word on the street is it will be aired in the winter […]