The Scarred Woman

Written by Jussi Adler-Olsen, translated by William Frost — Rigmor Zimmermann is dead. Bludgeoned. Her body has been found in the King’s Gardens in Copenhagen…

Interview: Jussi Adler-Olsen

The Department Q series by Danish author Jussi Adler-Olsen is one of the best going. This division of the Copenhagen police force deals with the…

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The Susan Effect

Written by Peter Hoeg, translated by Martin Aitken — Susan Svendsen and her family are away in India. Not together, mind you. Her husband, Laban,…

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,…

If you want tense, go to Odense

Even hardened veterans of Scandinavian crime fiction may not know much about the city of Odense. Located in the middle of the Danish island of Funen,…

Follow the Money returns

On Saturday 4 March 2017, UK crime fiction lovers will be able to enjoy the first two episodes of Follow the Money season two as…

Interview: Sara Blaedel

Danish crime author Sara Blaedel is one of the headline authors attending Iceland Noir 2016 next month in Reykjavik. She’ll be on the main panel…

The Vanished

Written by Soren and Lotte Hammer, translated by Martin Aitken — Scandinavian crime fiction has given us some amazing strong, anti-social women as lead characters. Think of…

Retribution

Written by Steffen Jacobsen, translated by Charlotte Barslund — Denmark is in a state of shock. A year after Europe’s gravest terrorist atrocity, the security forces, police…

The Hanging Girl

Written by Jussi Adler-Olsen, translated by William Frost — Danish author Jussi Adler-Olsen is now one of the country’s top literary exports. The jacket of The Hanging…

First look: The Hanging Girl

On 3 September, the Danish author Carl Valdemar Jussi Henry Adler-Olsen will have as many of his Department Q books available in English as he…

The House That Jack Built

Written by Jakob Melander — Copenhagen detective Lars Winkler can’t seem to get much respect lately. His wife has left him for his boss Ulrik, and when we…