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WEE PUFFS #2 Concise Book Reviews

Wee puffs is our series of Twitter Reviews done in 140 characters or less. This set were the non-Nordic part of our Spring reads. Mallachy Tallack’s book comes highly recommended for those of you who read this blog and embrace the North as it takes in Shetland, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Greenland, Russia, Alaska and Canada. […]

Iceland Noir – a short film about experience 

This film is all about experience at a crime writing festival in Reykjavik, Iceland. It contains interviews with authors, fans and one of the festival organisers as well as images, music and some text. It was made as piece of academic work in 2014 to allow me to explore videography as a tool for research. […]

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 […]

Nina Beta Festival with Nordic Noir sessions, Today!

Today the Nina Beta Festival takes place in Warsaw today.  It is an annual celebration of audiovisual culture. Its first edition will be dedicated to digital storytelling, emerging narrative strategies and archives seen from a different, very personal point of view with some focus on Nordic Noir and TV. Some of the sessions are being streamed. […]

New show #Stag

You may remember last May we were quite excited because we were tweeting with Pilou Asbaek whilst he was filming right near NN HQ in Scotland.  Today we saw a trailer on TV for the new 3 part BBC series called Stag which is starting on February 27th at 9pm (BBC2). Set the recorders! You can […]

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 […]

Noir in the North

Originally posted on icelandnoir:
There’s more to November 2016 than Iceland Noir… The Crime Studies Network, with the Centre for Studies in Memory and Literature at the University of Iceland and with the University of Newcastle, will host Noir in the North in Reykjavik in November 2016. This conference is held in conjunction with the…

Pilou Asbaek filming in Scotland!

@NordicNoirBuzz maybe…a thing called STAG — Pilou Asbaek (@PilouAsbaek) June 3, 2015 We just discovered this morning from the man himself that Pilou Asbaek is over in Scotland to film a new BBC2 series called Stag! {contains spoilers from here on} Apparently it is a 3 part dark comedy thriller about a horrific stag weekend […]


Bouchercon came to our attention recently when speaking to Quentin Bates about Iceland Noir.  It  is a major event in the crime and mystery writing world.  For those who don’t know it is a huge mystery convention in the USA.  We are  just posting some links here in case anyone wants to check it out. […]

Live tweets from Iceland Noir

Originally posted on icelandnoir:
Last year Iceland Noir was a little frantic; a few too many things to do and not quite enough hands on deck, but we’re better organised this time… We did our best last time around to keep Facebook, Twitter and various blogs updated with what was going on, but there just…