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…

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…

Cold Breath

Written by Quentin Bates — A British maritime expert who lived in Iceland for many years, Quentin Bates began his Gunnhildur series with Frozen Out…

Trap

Written by Lilja Sigurdardottir, translated by Quentin Bates — Following her daring exploits in Snare, Sonja Gunnarsdottir is hiding out in an isolated California trailer park…

Unrest

Written by Jesper Stein, translated by David Young — Detective Alex Steen of the Copenhagen homicide division is a divorcee who still pines for his…

Big Sister

Written by Gunnar Staalesen, translated by Don Bartlett — Varg Veum, a private eye operating out of the Norwegian town of Bergen, can’t seem to catch…

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,…