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Eight Nordic noir authors you should try

It’s over 10 years since Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series made Scandinavian crime fiction a global phenomenon. Four films later – three made in Sweden and one in Hollywood – the deceased author has missed out on the acclaim his books have garnered. However, his achievements…
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The Flatey Enigma

Jeremy Megraw has chosen The Flatey Enigma as his top book choice of 2013. “A mesmerising, ambient mystery with a strange beauty to it,” he says. A body is found in a remote coastal village near the Icelandic town of Flatey, and Kjartan- a minor…
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Jeremy Megraw: Top five books of 2013

OK, so you’ve decided to give the gift of crime this holiday. Blood-splattered wrapping paper, check. Crime scene tape ribbon, check. All that’s lacking is a choice selection of books that your noir-loving loved one can hunker down with for a good holiday read. Well,…
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The Flatey Enigma

Written by Viktor Arnar Ingolfsson — Fortunately for us, two of the 10 Icelandic books selected for English translation by the new AmazonCrossing publishing initiative happen to be crime novels. One of them, The Flatey Enigma by Viktor Arnar Ingolfsson, was a welcome blip on…
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New books: meet Mr Glamour the fashion assassin

On the radar — This week our new books radar is picking up a strong signal from Britain and there’s an emphasis on police procedural crime fiction. Gangsters, a possible serial killer, a fashion assassin and a curve ball into Icelandic crime fiction all make…
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