Tag Archives: Oslo

Everything is Mine by Ruth Lillegraven #Norway

Everything Is Mine is set between contemporary urban Oslo and the fjords of rural western Norway. The main characters are Clara and Henrik. Clara works at the Ministry of Justice and Henrik is a doctor. Their relationship is under some strains but is functioning. They have two children, good jobs, a beautiful house. One day […]

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 […]

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 […]

#VALKYRIEN – A review

(Spoilers)  Valkyrien won Best TV Drama, Best Male Actor, Best Female Actor at the Norwegian TV Awards 2017. The show, which is on TV in the UK as part of the Walter Presents showcase, tells the story of a doctor who is forbidden by hospital authorities to continue experimental research to save his terminally ill […]

Faithless by Kjell Ola Dahl

“The sun coming through the window made it difficult to see the writing on the screen. Gunnarstranda drew the curtain. Then his mobile beeped. It was a text from Tove. She wanted to know which version of ‘Come Rain or Come Shine’ he liked best.  What sort of question was that? There were loads of […]

Future Nordic Noir TV Gold – Norway’s Chief Inspector Wisting

When was the last time you photographed a pile of manure? Thought so. But that’s exactly what I do as we arrive outside an anonymous farm. It is July, close enough to June, the month when Jørn Lier Horst’s latest book The Ordeal is set. The international best-selling Norwegian writer doesn’t ignore a good opportunity […]