Tag Archives: Bergen

A series with very sharp teeth #FallenAngels #blogtour #nordicnoir #Norway

If you have been following this blog for a while you will know that I love this series of books by Norwegian author Gunnar Staalesen featuring private investigator Varg Veum. I declared my love to him a few years ago and wholeheartedly agree with Ian Rankin’s comment that it is ‘a series with very sharp […]

Big Sister by Gunnar Staalesen – A review

‘Reidar Rongved was around forty with dark-blond hair and stikingly thick glasses. It struck me that that might have been why he had chosen the bass: the instrument was big enough for him to see.’ (Big Sister, Gunnar Staalesen p197) Big Sister is a book which is concerned with a missing person’s case and just […]

Wolves in the Dark by Gunnar Staalesen #bookgiveaway #giveaway

Dear Varg Your lawyer told me that you have been arrested and are being held in prison for something unimaginable.  I hope this letter gets to you eventually. I can’t believe that they would think you have anything to do with a child pornography ring. You are a former social worker. Are they mad? Who […]

Books in Bergen: A Review by Ewa Sherman

    Having followed in Varg Veum’s footsteps previously, while reading Gunnar Staalesen’s   We Shall Inherit the Wind, I wanted to go back to Bergen. Luckily I found the best reason possible: the Literary Festival (De Litterære Festspill) organised by the Godfather of crime fiction himself Gunnar Staalesen between 26th and 28th May 2016. […]

The Long and Sad Blues – An interview with Gunnar Staalesen

One of the fathers of Nordic Noir, Gunnar Staalesen was born in Bergen, Norway in 1947.  Gunnar is currently doing a blog tour to promote his newly translated novel ‘We Shall Inherit the Wind’ published by Orenda Books and Nordic Noir were happy to be given the chance to interview Gunnar as part of the We Shall […]