Tag Archives: Nordic Noir

New Nordic TV series coming in 2023

With the year coming to an end we take a look at new Nordic tv series coming in 2023. With the likes of Walter Presents and Netflix bringing some exciting new content for us, we now also have Viaplay coming into the mix – and although they haven’t given definitive release dates yet, we tell […]

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 […]

SERIES REVIEW The Chestnut Man — The Killing Times

Chilling Nordic Noir from the creator of The Killing. Søren Sveistrup is a man with a track record. The Danish screenwriter enshrined himself in the crime drama hall of fame when he created epoch-making series The Killing, and in 2018 wrote his debut novel, The Chestnut Man. Now it’s been adapted for the small screen […] […]

The Rabbit Factor plays with readers expectations #TheRabbitFactor #Finnish #Finland #Nordic @OrendaBooks @antti_tuomainen @Waterstones @BloodyScotland

Today is Finnish author Antti Tuomainen’s 50th birthday. It seems only right that this is the day I publish our review of his latest book to be expertly translated into English by David Hackston – The Rabbit Factor. Congratulations on reaching half a century Antti! Published in the UK by Orenda Books, the first installment […]

REVIEW Beck (S8 E4/4) — The Killing Times

With Beck facing up to his mortality, and questions being raised about his conduct of an old case, will this be the last we see of Stockholm’s gloomiest detective?  As this brief season comes to an end, we’re given even more direct suggestions that Martin Beck might not be long for this world – in […] […]

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 […]

#TheBridge repeated on #BBC4 tonight. One of the best TV blogs ever…

When The Bridge was on TV the first time round TV blogs were kind of a newish thing and Andy Watson did a blog along for this show. It is one of the best series of blogs I have ever read. I looked forward to every one he published and I used to howl with […]

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 […]

The Chestnut Man by Soren Sveistrup – #review #nordicnoir

I was expecting great things when I heard about this book after all Soren Sveistrup was the writer who came up with The Killing which started this whole passion of mine off and in part lead to the creation of this blog.  Given his success in Denmark with film and TV it is not surprising […]

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 […]