CIS: The Big Sleep revisited

It’s impossible to imagine a proper historical survey of noir fiction without reference to Philip Marlowe, the iconic character created by Raymond Chandler in his ground-breaking 1939 debut…

Watching You

Written by Arne Dahl, translated by Neil Smith — Right out of the gate, Arne Dahl’s latest screenplay-ready Nordic noir thriller holds fast and never…

What My Body Remebers

Elsa Nygaard’s earliest memory is her mother’s murder, and the killer was Elsa’s father. She is now a single mother and ward of the state…

What My Body Remembers

Written by Agnete Friis, translated by Lindy Falk van Rooyen — Ella Nygaard’s earliest memory is becoming an orphan when her father murdered her mother. However,…

The Thirst

Written by Jo Nesbo, translated by Neil Smith — The tagline says it all: Harry Hole is back! For those following the ten-book series featuring the dour,…

I Shot the Buddha

Written by Colin Cotterill — Dr Siri Paiboun is a recently retired coroner in 1970s Laos. He lives with his wife Madame Daeng, the proprietress of…

Cursed

Written by Thomas Enger, translated by Kari Dickson — Henning Juul is a fearless investigative journalist based in Oslo who has garnered a fair number of…

The Mine

Written by Antti Tuomainen, translated by David Hackston — Janne Vuori, an idealistic investigative journalist on the staff of Helsinki Today, has a thankless job and a failing…

The Dying Detective

Written by Leif GW Persson, translated by Neil Smith — As retired detective Lars Martin Johansson, a living legend in the Swedish National Police Force, approaches his…

NTN: Cambodia Noir

Written by Nick Seeley — This year has seen the rise of some impressive new stars in crime fiction, authors whose novels are set in far-flung…

The Bird Tribunal

Written by Agnes Ravatn, translated by Rosie Hedger — Chalk up another win for the growing catalogue of new publisher Orenda Books. Here the company delivers a beguiling…

Marked for Life

Written by Emilie Schepp —  Nothing seems to ruffle Jana Berzelius, the cool and collected public prosecutor based in the Swedish municipality of Norrköping. With…