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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 name and one bright new star of British crime on my list of top five crime reads, but the other three choices…
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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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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 the police. A catalogue of errors, from a missing getaway car, to kidnappers running out of petrol, to inquisitive neighbours,…
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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 produce on average one murder mystery a year. What’s more, all this productivity seems to be making his writing better…
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Reykjavik druglords

On the Radar — To continue reading this article, please type the two words shown, to prove you are human.     Seriously, we have all battled with these digital door-keys, and the latest book from Rosie Claverton uses the Captcha theme in its title….
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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 the winter months? Well, if you’re Quentin Bates, you decide to set your next book during the height of summer….
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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 language, family and profession over there. As well as being a commercial fishing expert, he is the author of a series…
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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 falls into the Nordic mould. The answer is certainly ‘NO!’ authors involved agreed, as they answered questions pitched by South…
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