Tag Archives: police procedural

Swedish read – In Bad Company by Viveca Sten

A terrified young mother. A brilliant prosecutor. Both have an instinct to protect. In Bad Company is the first of Viveca Sten’s books that I have read. Her series The Sandhamn Murders are immensely popular in her native Sweden and and In Bad Company is the 9th in the series. In Bad Company is set […]

Silenced by Icelandic author Solveig Palsdottir #NordicNoir #crimefiction #booktour #Iceland #Silenced

Silenced by Solveig Palsdottir is a best selling, dramatic read with a satisfying ending. The story starts off with a prison suicide but to the officers investigating something seems unusual – there was no suicide note only a cell full of drawings – and they decide to dig further. Concurrently a series of brutal and […]

A great character driven police procedural Winterkill by Ragnar Jonasson

Those of you who have read Ragnar’s Dark Iceland Series will know that these books are really well written. They are not fast paced thrillers but are solid mystery solving stories. Set in the north of Iceland the landscape of the town, Siglufjordur, and surroundings plays its part in Winterkill as in previous stories. In […]

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 […]

Old and New – Van Veeteren

Van Veeteren, Films:Vol.1 – This Swedish series is based on the books by Hakan Nesser, one of Sweden’s best selling crime writers. We saw him being interviewed by Barry Forshaw at Nordicana this year alongside Arne Dahl. There was a great atmosphere at that talk as all three people really know their subjects and had […]