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Young Wallander coming to Netflix

Rolf Lassgård has played the role, Kenneth Branagh too, but Krister Henriksson was the definitive Wallander in the eyes of most Nordic noir fans. Now Henning Mankell‘s Swedish detective is being revived once again, this time for an origin story and the actor to play…
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The final fire

On the Radar — It’s a poignant time for fans of Scandinavian crime fiction as, two years to the day after Henning Mankell’s death, his final book will see print in an English translation on 5 October. We lead off with After the Fire, also…
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Your Iceland Noir reading list

Crime Fiction Lover is the official media partner of this year’s Iceland Noir festival, to be held in Reykjavik from 17-20 November. An exciting programme of speakers, panels and tours is being crafted by the organising committee, which includes the Kiwi author Grant Nicol, who…
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A tribute to Henning Mankell

One of Sweden’s best known authors, Henning Mankell, has passed away. He died earlier today in Gothenburg, after a long battle with cancer. Mankell was one of the key figures in the rise of the Nordic noir sub-genre, and sold over 40 million books worldwide. He…
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The ultimate guide to Henning Mankell's Wallander

Kurt Wallander, a detective in the small Swedish coastal town of Ystad, is a fiercely dedicated cop with a knack for reading crime scenes. His peculiar urkraft consists of making unconscious observations that nag him until they manifest in the nick of time for him to nab a murderer. The…
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