Tag Archives: Iceland Noir

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 […]

IcelandNoir 2021 — Nordic Lighthouse

I absolutely love the cold and cool IcelandNoir crime fiction festival. When I first came to Reykjavik in 2014, I immediately felt at home, as if I arrived at a place that will always be my safe refuge. Yes, it was still dark at ten o’clock in the morning, the brutal wind blew from the […] […]

The Times Crime Club #Giveaway #NordicNoir #Iceland

There is a great giveaway from The Times Crime Club. The giveaway is all the Icelandic books published by Orenda. Lots of them have been reviewed on our blog and I would recommend all of them to you! I am currently reading one of their new books Betrayal by Lilja Sigurdardottir which is included. You […]

Volunteering @BloodyScotland – an inspiration!

In this piece we hear from Tricia Golledge, a well experienced, locally based volunteer at Bloody Scotland, which takes place in the city of Stirling in September every year. A very friendly festival with a massive amount of choice it is always a joy to attend.  They even have a local cocktail in honour of […]

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 […]

Chilled to the Bone – An Icelandic Murder Mystery

Chilled to the Bone is the third book by Quentin Bates to feature Sergeant Gunnhildur Gisladottir.  Set in Iceland the tale starts when an elderly ship owner is found dead, tied to a bed in a fancy Reykjavik hotel.  It is a tale of bondage, blackmail and government secrets.  Underlying it all is a typically […]

Icelandic Noir at Bloody Scotland

Icelandic Noir at Bloody Scotland:   Ragnar, Quentin and Yrsa discussing their novels and their part in the evolution of the crime genre in Iceland.   Bloody Scotland this year turned out to be more than a celebration of the love of reading crime fiction. Stirling Fringe added value; the pleasure of a post session coffee, […]