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NORDIC NOIR New Beck will premiere in Sweden on Christmas Day — The Killing Times

Swedish crime drama fans are getting a Christmas Day treat this year – a brand new Beck film will premiere on 25th December itself on C More. The Death Trap tells the story of Vilhelm Beck – Martin’s grandson – a police officer and on his first internship in the real world. He and his […] […]

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 […]

This Land is No Stranger – A Nordic #Thriller by Sarah Hollister & Gil Reavill #Sweden #readingforpleasure #crimefiction

This Land is No Stranger was something different. An unexpected perspective and interesting contrast is provided by the lead character, an American police detective, Veronika, called back to her ancestral homeland of Sweden. Intrigued by a telephone message and on a break from the police force for trying to nick bent coppers Veronika travels to […]

#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 […]

Inlands by Elin Willows – Already a movie! #Review #Sweden #Nordic

When a friend sends me a book because they think I will enjoy it then read it I must. This book is not nordic noir but it is set in Northern Sweden on the edge of the Arctic circle. The book contains some of the elements I associate with nordic noir and I have tried […]

NN at Bloody Scotland: Some notes on the Arne Dahl session

The auditorium was filled with a lively buzz of expectation which was not disappointed.   Guttridge’s skilful interviewing produced a session to remember, and Dahl wooed the audience by expressing a love of Scotland and mention of a whisky trip. Discussing the first book he wrote, he talked about how he came to choose to write […]