Tag Archives: Iceland

The Ice Lands by Steinar Bragi

This beautiful hardback , The Ice Lands by Steinar Bragi took me by surprise.  On first glance it is a handsome book with a black cover, Nordic looking cover art and the slightly chilling sentence above the title ‘They thought they were alone…’  The cover promises the story of an ambitious camping trip in Iceland’s […]

A Passion for Food – Exploration #1

‘In the refrigerator, Montalbano found a plate of cold pasta with tomatoes, basil and black passuluna olives that gave off an aroma to wake the dead … Montalbano was in the habit of trusting entirely in the simple but zestful culinary imagination of Adelina, the housekeeper who came once a day to see to his […]

Newcastle Noir in Springtime!

Another year has passed…and this blog is two years old!  The Nordic Noir trend seems to be in its middle ages, new TV shows being made as we patiently wait, filling our time with tv shows from other places with similar elements –  dvds, box sets and books a plenty, not all new but some […]

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, […]