Tag Archives: Val McDermid

A terrifyingly realistic human story draws to its conclusion – #Cage by Lilja Sigurdardottir #Iceland #Orentober #blogtour #IcelandNoir #books

As a reader I always find it bittersweet when I get to the end of a series I have enjoyed. The Reykjavik Noir Trilogy by Lilja Sigurdardottir has been an interesting and exciting series and Cage is the final book in it. The book has already won the title of Icelandic Crime Novel of the […]

Newcastle Noir – Friends in the North

  This year at NewcastleNoir2016 there was a good dose of Nordic Noir on offer and the panels with Nordic elements were really well attended.  Iceland, Finland and Norway were represented by a great mix of authors.  It was interesting to hear Nordic Noir mentioned in other panels such as the Brit Noir panel and also […]

This is Carnage! #NordicNoir

Thin Ice is an Icelandic murder mystery written by Quentin Bates featuring Officer Gunnhildur.  I always look forward to meeting a new detective and recently more so if that detective is a woman.  Let’s call it the Sarah Lund Effect.  Gunnhildur takes her job seriously. It narrowly takes first place in her life to her […]

Bloody Brilliant – by Soilikki (Guest Blogger)

I guess everybody has their secret passions in life. Without giving away too much I can probably reveal that two of mine are Scotland and crime fiction. What a welcome  surprise to find both of them combined at Bloody Scotland on a September weekend in Stirling and me being at the right place at the […]