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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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Spring Tide

Written by Cilla and Rolf Börjlind, translated by Rod Bradbury — Spring Tide is a first novel from a Swedish husband and wife writing duo that’s arrived with some fanfare. It’s been a hit in Sweden, is being translated for dozens of territories and is…
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Bad Blood

Written by Arne Dahl — Last summer, Harvill Secker released The Blinded Man, the first in Swedish author Arne Dahl’s Intercrime series which is being translated into English. TV adaptations of the books have since appeared on BBC4 in Swedish, with subtitles, via the well-received series…
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Martin Beck on BBC Radio 4

A few days ago we told you about how Modesty Blaise is returning to the airwaves thanks to a BBC serialisation of A Taste For Death. Well, there’s a treat on the way for lovers of Scandinavian crime fiction too – Radio 4 is running…
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CIS: Roseanna revisited

Classics in September – Originally published in 1965, Roseanna was the first of 10 police procedural novels featuring Detective Martin Beck of Sweden’s National Murder Squad. It launched a writing partnership between Maj Sjӧwall and Per Wahlӧӧ that would last until the latter’s premature death…
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Police procedurals: five of the best

It is not surprising that the police procedural is one of the most enduring forms of crime fiction. The process by which a crime is solved, and the relationships between members of the police, and those they have with family and friends, continue to fascinate….
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