The Marco Effect

Written by Jussi Adler-Olsen, translated by Martin Aitken – In this latest book in the Department Q series from Denmark, a gypsy street urchin named…

The Hummingbird

Written by Kati Hiekkapelto, translated by David Hackston — Although Finland is often grouped with Scandinavia, its population, language and sensibility are all quite different.…

Reykjavik Nights

Following the unresolved ending of Strange Shores, the final novel in his Erlendur series, Indridason transports us back in time to the beginning of the…

An Event in Autumn

This really is the last ever Wallander book from Henning Mankell and it’s one to savour. The novella features the Swedish detective in a typically…

Reykjavik Nights

Written by Arnaldur Indridason — Following the teasing, ambiguous and melancholy end to Strange Shores – which is said to be the final novel in…

An Event in Autumn

Written by Henning Mankell, translated by Laurie Thompson — A new Kurt Wallander book by Henning Mankell is a major literary event for fans of…

Alphabet House

Written by Jussi Adler-Olsen, translated by Steve Schein – Published for the first time in English, Alphabet House was Danish author Jussi Adler-Olsen’s first book…

The Sandman

Written by Lars Kepler — If your perception of Nordic noir is of troubled detectives who can’t relate to people at work or at home,…

First look: Erlendur begins…

If you’re one of the many lovers of Scandinavian crime fiction who was sorry to hear that Strange Shores brought an end to Arnaldur Indridason’s…

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First look: New Wallander novella

It’s been three years since The Troubled Man – the most recent Wallander novel – was released in English. Although we’ve recently had the third…

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The Hunting Dogs

“Where have you been all my life?” asked our reviewer Jeremy Megraw when he discovered this Glass Key winning novel by Jorn Lier Horst. The…

The Last Refuge

When Scotsman John Callum arrives in the Faroe Islands, he discovers a place that’s as forlorn and remote as he is. Callum is running from…

The Hunting Dogs

Written by Jorn Lier Horst — The Norwegian detective William Wisting is an upright, honest, and morally unambiguous good cop with an impeccable career seeking truth and…

Interview: Jørn Lier Horst

When he won the Glass Key Award for his novel The Hunting Dogs last year, Jørn Lier Horst joined an elite band of Scandinavian crime…

The Human Flies

Written by Hans Olav Lahlum — When you pick up this Norwegian crime novel, don’t expect something out of the Nordic noir tradition. Instead prepare…

First look: Euro Noir pocket guide

Following on from his pocket guide to Nordic Noir, crime fiction chronicler Barry Forshaw has written Euro Noir: The Pocket Essential Guide to European Crime…

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The Last Refuge

Written by Craig Robertson — There’s a telling scene early in Craig Robertson’s latest mystery where the main character, John Callum, is attacked by two…