Tag Archives: Ian Rankin

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 […]

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 […]

*Giveaway* Where Roses Never Die – An addiction to crime fiction 

Are you the kind of reader who gets addicted to a series of books?  I was addicted to Ian Rankin’s Rebus books.  I so looked forward to the next book coming out, wondered what music Rebus would be listening to,  where his work would take him, if he had changed his SAAB, how much he […]


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. […]

Maj Sjöwall hosted by Ian Rankin at the Edinburgh International Book Festival by Andy Watson (Guest Blogger)

Maj Sjöwall hosted by Ian Rankin Wednesday 14 August, 13.30 Baillie Gifford Main Theatre, Edinburgh International Book Festival Maj Sjöwall is a Swedish author and translator and is best known for a series of ten novels about Martin Beck, a police detective in Stockholm, which she wrote alongside her partner Per Wahlöö.  In 1971, the […]