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The Bird Tribunal

Having quietly swept many crime fiction top lists for 2016, this title is a personal fave for such authors as Ragnar Jónasson and Sarah Ward. Set in Norway’s isolated fjords, this stark drama contains only two main characters. A young woman flees her past to become…
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Jeremy Megraw: Top five books of 2016

A perennial love affair with Nordic noir is once again reflected in my top five, but the 2016 list includes two marvelous gems with locales set well outside Scandinavia, including a steamy, high-octane thriller set in Pnomh Penh and a mafia vendetta tale set in turn-of-the-century Brooklyn. 5…
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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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The Bird Tribunal

Written by Agnes Ravatn, translated by Rosie Hedger — Chalk up another win for the growing catalogue of new publisher Orenda Books. Here the company delivers a beguiling gem of crime fiction, translated from Norwegian, by talented new author Agnes Ravatn. You’ll be enraptured halfway through without encountering a…
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For the birds?

On the Radar — The release to look out for this week is the latest Scandinavian crime novel from Norway, The Bird Tribunal. We lead with that but if it’s not to your taste we’ve got a Scottish lawyers, Chinese detectives, a heist in Australia…
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