Deep fjords and windswept mountains – and an abandoned lighthouse on a remote island somewhere in the archipelago of Troms in northern Norway. The setting couldn´t be more “Nordic Noirish” than in Heine Bakkeid´s first crime fiction novel, I Will Miss You Tomorrow, published in the UK and US today.Read more
There are not many Finnish crime fiction authors translated into English, but Kati Hiekkapelto is an exciting new voice and undoubtedly a rising star. She has so far written three superb thrillers featuring police detective Anna Fekete. Anna is a unique and fascinating protagonist – a female police officer with an immigrant background.Read more
The body of a man is found in front of his fireplace. He has a bullet hole in his chest and he’s wearing his daughter’s wedding ring. A funeral director searches desperately for his brother and his family, but are they really missing? At the same time a woman is fighting to protect herself and her children from her ever-more-insane husband. . Three seemingly unrelated cases, but …Read more
In the Shadow of Power is the seventh instalment in the crime fiction series The Sandhamn Murders by Viveca Sten. The venture capitalist Carsten Jonsson has built a new summer house on Sandhamn Island, a house that is an architectural dream for its owner, but a nightmare for the locals.Read more
The Reykjavik Noir trilogy by Lilja Sigurðardóttir is an innovative and highly original narrative – and best read as a complete package. In the first part, Snare, we meet the young mother Sonja Gunnarsdóttir, who tries to take care of herself and her son after a messy divorce.Read more
The Silent War, Andreas Norman’s second novel, mainly takes place in Brussels, where agent Bente Jensen, works and lives. As leader of the European branch of Swedish Intelligence Service she has many enemies, even among those who ought to be her allies, like Jonathan Green of the British MI6. In a city with many competing espionage agencies he is the person she fears and distrusts most.Read more
Last year half-Norwegian, half-American author Alex Dahl made a stunning debut with her psychological thriller The Boy at the Door. About a woman who had it all – a fancy job, a loving husband, two daughters, and a fantastic home in an affluent Norwegian suburb. But she has many secrets and has to work very hard to keep up the façade.Read more
How well do you know your own children? How far would you go as a parent to keep your daughter from being in jail for the rest of her life? Would you lie, threaten or even…?
These are the crucial questions in A Nearly Normal Family, where 18-year-old Stella, an ordinary teenager from an ordinary family, is accused of the brutal murder of man nearly twice her age.
Finally, The Girl Who Lived Twice, the sixth and last part in the renowned Millennium series has been published. The author David Lagercrantz has constructed an elegant plot that intertwines political scandals and international crime, with currently relevant topics like DNA technology, expeditions to the Himalayas, and Russian troll factories.Read more
For fans of Jo Nesbø the novel Knife has been long awaited. It´s the 12th instalment in the series starring investigator Harry Hole at the Norwegian police. Following the dramatic ending of the last volume, Knife sees Harry Hole waking up with an insufferable hangover, his hands and clothes covered in blood and no memory of what has happened.Read more