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The Kingdom by Jo Nesbo

Translated by Robert Ferguson — Though Jo Nesbo is famous for his Harry Hole series, which details the trials and tribulations of an Oslo police detective, some of his finest writing is found in his standalone novels. They’re where he explores ideas, characters and atmospheres…
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Wolves at the Door

Written by Gunnar Staalesen, translated by Don Bartlett —Considered to be the godfather of Nordic noir, Gunnar Staalasen is an icon in Norway, so much so that his literary creation, PI Varg Veum, is immortalised as a statue in the centre of his native city…
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The Katharina Code

Jorn Lier Horst‘s quiet and methodical detective William Wisting – based partly on the author himself, who was an investigator for two decades – returns for a duo of perplexing cold cases in frigid Norway. Katharina Haugen went missing 24 years ago and Wisting has…
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Video interview: Gunnar Staalesen

Film noir and crime fiction critic Dennis Broe has started a new series of video interviews, and one of his first victims is the Norwegian crime author Gunnar Staalesen (above). As an occasional Crime Fiction Lover contributor, Dennis has offered us his interview with the…
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The Katharina Code

Written by Jørn Lier Horst, translated by Anne Bruce — If you’re into Scandinavian crime fiction but not familiar with the William Wisting series by Norwegian writer Jorn Lier Horst, consider yourself lucky, because that means Horst, a winner of the Glass Key and Petrona awards,…
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