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The Cabin

Written by Jørn Lier Horst, translated by Anne Bruce — Best-selling Norwegian author Jorn Lier Horst, the modern master of the police procedural, has penned another winner with the second instalment of his Cold Case Quartet. Like the first book in the series, the Petrona Award-winning…
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Wolves at the Door

Gunnar Staalesen’s beleaguered PI Varg Veum is a perennial Nordic noir favourite and here the world-weary Norwegian PI is on another thankless mission. Escaping a frame-job for paedophila, Varg struggles to keep his relationship afloat when members of the same paedophile ring start turning up…
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Wolves at the Door

Written by Gunnar Staalesen, translated by Don Bartlett —Considered to be the godfather of Nordic noir, Gunnar Staalasen is an icon in Norway, so much so that his literary creation, PI Varg Veum, is immortalised as a statue in the centre of his native city…
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The Katharina Code

Written by Jørn Lier Horst, translated by Anne Bruce — If you’re into Scandinavian crime fiction but not familiar with the William Wisting series by Norwegian writer Jorn Lier Horst, consider yourself lucky, because that means Horst, a winner of the Glass Key and Petrona awards,…
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The Girl Without Skin

Mads Peder Nordbo goes medieval in Greenland with brutal murders and skinned victims in The Girl Without Skin, which follows tragedy-scarred Danish journalist Matthew Cave. Cave has arrived in the small town of Nuuk, where the body of an ancient viking is discovered at the…
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Hunted

Written by Arne Dahl, translated by Neil Smith — Arne Dahl, internationally known for his Stockholm-based Intercrime book and TV series, has recently brought a new series to the Nordic noir market. Book two of the Sam Berger series hits the ground running, with cops Sam Berger…
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Cold Breath

A mysterious Middle-eastern philanthropist, whisked into frigid Iceland under cover of darkness, is put up in a remote cabin. He’s a special guest of the interior minister, with all the protection that affords. Reykjavik detective Gunnhildur’s reluctant duty is to babysit the charismatic mystery man…
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The Girl Without Skin

Written by Mads Peder Nordbo, translated by Charlotte Barslund — Danish writer Mads Peder Nordbo’s Nordic thriller begins with journalist Matthew Cave returning to Greenland, the country of his birth, after a tragedy in Denmark claimed his wife and unborn child. There are few diversions for the…
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