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…

The Fear

Written by CL Taylor — Crime fiction is a huge and hugely popular genre, but do you ever sit back and think of what we’re…

Wolves in the Dark

Written by Gunnar Staalesen — A knock comes in the night and a hungover Varg Veum answers the door. Police detective Hamre has come, this time…

Deep Down Dead

Written by Steph Broadribb — The action thriller never seems to go out of fashion, and fans of writers like Lee Child and David Baldacci…

The Dying Detective

Written by Leif GW Persson, translated by Neil Smith — As retired detective Lars Martin Johansson, a living legend in the Swedish National Police Force, approaches his…

Unquiet Souls

Written by Liz Mistry — When the body of prostitute Sharon Asif is found in the snow dappled graveyard of a Bradford churchyard, DS Alice…

The Crow Girl

Written by a pair of Swedes using the pseudonym Erik Axl Sund, The Crow Girl is the next big thing in Scandinavian crime fiction. Vast,…

Angel

Written by Anita Waller — A good measure of how much a book affects you is how much of it stays with you months, or…

Sunset City

Written by Melissa Ginsburg — In poet Melissa Ginsburg’s debut crime novel, her home town of Houston becomes as much a character as the protagonist,…

Rain Dogs

Adrian McKinty has been playing with the history of Northern Ireland, and the rest of the UK, throughout the Sean Duffy series. From the hunger…

The Crow Girl

Written by Erik Axl Sund, translated by Neil Smith — It’s been a decade since the posthumous publication of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, which kicked…

Rain Dogs

Written by Adrian McKinty — Let’s start with the title. Like the rest of the books in the Sean Duffy series, it’s taken from a…

The Guilty

Written by David Baldacci — At the beginning of The Guilty, David Baldacci has included a note explaining that in this novel he wants to…

NTN: Erik Axl Sund interviewed

Crime fiction readers and publishers alike continue to ride the popular wave of Nordic noir, ever scanning the horizon for the next Stieg Larsson. Newcomers…

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NTN: Beautiful

Written by Anita Waller — ‘Beautiful’ – when Amy Andrews hears the word it takes her back to a time when she was Amelia, when she…