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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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Murder on the tundra

On the Radar — Last week, we led with Will Dean’s Red Snow, which takes place in a Swedish town surrounded by forests. This week. Arne Dahl’s Hunted is set in the country’s vast northern tundra. Maybe 2019 will be dialling up the Nordic noir…
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Top 10 Nordic noir novels of 2017

They’ve been saying it wouldn’t last for a while now. And that tells you everything you need to know about Nordic noir. Although this year’s crop of books doesn’t have quite the same level of electric spark as last year – when we featured the…
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Video: Arne Dahl talks about Watching You

The Killing. Hinterland. The Bridge. Trapped. Most crime shows have a slightly foreboding title. But when the Swedes decided to base a TB series on Arne Dahl’s Intercrime novels, they simply named it after the author. Maybe you watched it on BBCFour? Perhaps you’ve read…
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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 lets go. In its tense first pages, Detective Sam Berger and his assault team are in position, ready to storm…
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Can you catch a shadow?

On the Radar — Apologies for complaining, if you live in a hot climate, but it’s been such a furnace in the UK this week that many are starting to feel a bit charred. So we’ll begin with a book called Soot, new historical crime…
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Interview: Cilla and Rolf Börjlind

Swedish crime-writing couple Cilla and Rolf Börjlind have gone from writing TV and film scripts for Wallander, Arne Dahl and the Martin Beck series to their own literary creation. Their debut novel, Spring Tide, has been translated into more than 25 languages – and it…
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CIS: My classics by Arne Dahl

When Swedish literary author Jan Arnald writes crime fiction, he uses the name Arne Dahl. His books about Stockholm’s Intercrime Squad – such as The Blinded Man, Bad Blood and To the Top of the Mountain – are being translated into English and gaining plenty…
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