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The Exiled

The crunch of ice under boot, and the hard, grey streets of Finland are left behind in the latest Anna Fekete story by Kati Hiekkapelto. The author takes her heroine back to the place of her birth, a Hungarian town but in contemporary Serbia. Anna just…
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Top 10 Nordic noir novels of 2016

Here at Crime Fiction Lover we review a lot of Scandinavian crime fiction, and our coverage of characters like Detective Erlendur, Harry Hole and Konrad Sejer seems to bring an endless stream of new readers to our site. So this year we decided to bring you…
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The Exiled

Written by Kati Hiekkapelto, translated by David Hackston — Each year, in June, the Tisza river comes into bloom. It sounds very nice and you can easily imagine red, yellow and blue flowers along its banks. But the bloom we’re talking about here is a different….
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NTN: Ten top reads from Orenda Books

Since it was founded in 2014, Orenda Books has led the way as an independent publisher, snapping up great authors and making available some of the most engaging crime fiction you’re every likely to read. There’s no sign of that stopping either, and in 2017…
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The Finnish double-punch

On the Radar — In a move reminiscent of a terrifying 1980s pro wrestling move, Orenda Books is landing a Finnish double-punch on us this week with two knockout Nordic noir novels. We’ve practiced our pronunciations, and we can assure you that both Kati Kiekkapelto and Antti…
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The Defenceless

Kati Hiekkapelto’s cop Anna Fekete first featured in The Hummingird (2014) and she returns in another crime thriller which exposes the raw underbelly of Finland’s normally calm and thoughtful society. Police officer Fekete and her older colleague Esko have to fight hard to stay on…
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MarinaSofia: Top five books of 2015

For me it’s been such a strong year for debuts and second novels that I’ve compiled a list made up entirely of new blood. Some of them have been mentioned quite a bit in the press this year, but others may have slipped a little under the radar…
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