Cold Breath

A mysterious Middle-eastern philanthropist, whisked into frigid Iceland under cover of darkness, is put up in a remote cabin. He’s a special guest of the…

Cold Breath

Written by Quentin Bates — A British maritime expert who lived in Iceland for many years, Quentin Bates began his Gunnhildur series with Frozen Out…

MarinaSofia: Top five reads of 2016

2016 has been the year of championing the underdog, at least when it comes to reading and reviewing crime fiction. Yes, I have one major international…

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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…

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Thin Ice

Quentin Bates brings us a delightful romp of a chiller, with a story line nicely balanced between the point of view of the criminals and…

Thin Ice

Written by Quentin Bates — How does Quentin Bates manage to do it all? Translate Ragnar Jonasson’s Icelandic crime series, organise the Iceland Noir festival, and…

Reykjavik druglords

On the Radar — To continue reading this article, please type the two words shown, to prove you are human.     Seriously, we have…

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Summerchill

Written by Quentin Bates — What do you do if you’re a Scandibrit writer and you’re told that  Scandinavian crime stories always seem to take place in…

Interview: Quentin Bates

Quentin Bates moved to Iceland at the end of the 1970s for a gap year which turned into a gap decade, merrily acquiring a new…

Iceland Noir: Is Scotland Nordic?

Today Reykjavik is just as gloomy and grey as yesterday – perfect, then, for today’s key panel discussion on whether or not Scotland’s crime fiction…

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Iceland Noir: the Nordic setting

It was the entire city of Reykjavik that played host to Iceland Noir this afternoon, as conference guests braved the cold winds to hear Iceland’s…

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Cold Steal

Written by Quentin Bates — This is not the first novel we’ve reviewed in the series featuring indomitable, good-natured Icelandic detective Gunnhildur Gisladottir, and I…

Criminals and crocodile tears

On the Radar — This week’s new books offer a veritable feast of crime fiction delights. Amongst the fascinating goodies on offer we bring you…

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