Tag Archives: Crime Fiction

Newcastle Noir 2022 (5) #NewcastleNoir2022

The last panel on Saturday night at Newcastle Noir (and competing with the England/France World Cup quarter final) was ‘Uncovering The Truth’ with Paul Burke and Trevor Wood. It opened with some chat about Trevor’s books; Dead End Street, The Man on the Street and One Way Street. Trevor’s books feature Jimmy a homeless man […]

Petrona Award 2022 for exceptional #crimefiction from #Finland, #Iceland, #Norway, #Sweden – Short List 2022

A couple of weeks ago we brought you the long list for the Petrona Award 2022. This has now been whittled down to a short list which is announced today. Six exceptional crime novels from Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden have been shortlisted for the 2022 Petrona Award for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of […]

I Can See in the Dark by Karin Fossum

Today we have a guest post by Trouble Mandeson, a fan of crime fiction from the USA. She enjoyed this book by Norwegian queen of crime Karin Fossum so much that she messaged me about it and wrote a short review to share on the blog. Karin Fossum’s “I Can See in the Dark” was […]

NORDIC NOIR Darkness: Those Who Kill trailer released ahead of series two transmission

Danish series Darkness: Those Who Kill is back on Viaplay throughout the Nordic territories for its second series at the end of March. And now we have a (Danish-language trailer). The series once again follows profiler Louise Bergstein, played by Natalie Madueño, who this time becomes personally involved in a murder investigation. The story revolves […]

New book The Fox makes us question human nature #Iceland #blogtour #mystery #crimefiction #mythology #TheFox

I met Solveig for the first time when I went to Iceland Noir in 2014. I heard her read in Reykjavik Public Library at the end of a guided walk. Her reading had an impression on me as she read in near perfect English a short excerpt of one her books. It has taken a […]

New Nordic Noir: English-language version of Department Q films in the pipeline

British viewers have had a chance to savour four Department Q films thanks to BBC Four. Now we’re hearing that Jussi Adler-Olsen’s novels are set for an English-language remake. According to BT Denmark, Adler-Olsen’s 10 novels will make up “10 series”. “In the autumn, the Danish crime writer signed a contract with Sony, which collaborates […]

Dead Beautiful/Les Dames – Bien! #french #crimedrama #television #review

As a lover of the French show Spiral I went in search of some other French shows during lock down.  Dead Beautiful is a French police detective series, part of the Walter Presents curated list of world television shows on The Channel 4 app. In French the show is called Les Dames, which gives you […]

Sister by Kjell Ola Dahl #Review #Blogtour #Nordicnoir #Oslo

Policeman turned private investigator Frank Frolich gets in deep with a case involving asylum seekers in Olso. The case, to find the missing sister of an asylum seeker about to be deported, is initially a favour for his new girlfriend but he gets dragged in deeper as things twist and turn. Murders start to happen […]

Crime in the Wee County #BookWeekScot

As winter approaches and it gets darker and darker our minds may turn to curling up with a good book in front of the fire or perhaps what to buy for the crime fiction reader in your life for Christmas.  The wee county is hosting a couple top notch crime events this month that can […]

Bloody Scotland – a volunteer’s perspective

Seeing how a book festival is run and taking part in the organisational side of things can be quite an eye-opener sometimes.  I remember the first time I saw a green room and heard stories about demanding guests.  All little gems of information for a person interested in the world of events, creative processes and […]