The top eight Nordic noir novels of 2018

Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland. They were the domain of the Northmen, the dreaded pagan hordes that swept through Europe around the end of the first millennia with their crazy, one-eyed gods, war hammers and long blonde hair. A similar though altogether more pleasant…
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The Shadow Killer

Written by Arnaldur Indridason, translated by Victoria Cribb — Iceland’s leading crime author is best known for his novels featuring the Reykjavik detective, Erlendur. He wrote 10 contemporary novels about the character and his team, and then two that look at the detective’s early cases…
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Stone cold killers in Iceland

On the Radar — We’ve probably said it before, but Iceland seems disproportionately blessed with fine crime fiction authors despite the country’s lack of actual murders. And the nation of Floki is disproportionately represented this week as both the established master Arnaldur Indridason and young…
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