Tag Archives: Norway

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 […]

Smoke Screen – our latest read! #bookreview #blogtour #norway #nordicnoir

Written by two of Norway’ top crime writers Jorn Lier Horst (of William Wisting series fame) and Thomas Enger (of Henning Juul series) Smoke Screen follows Death Deserved as the second novel featuring police officer Blix and online journalist Emma Ramm. Blix and Ramm collaborate to solve a case which starts with a bomb exploding […]

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 […]

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 […]