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An Event in Autumn

This really is the last ever Wallander book from Henning Mankell and it’s one to savour. The novella features the Swedish detective in a typically despondent mood as autumn sets in. Suddenly, it seems like a cherished dream is about to come true: a house…
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An Event in Autumn

Written by Henning Mankell, translated by Laurie Thompson — A new Kurt Wallander book by Henning Mankell is a major literary event for fans of this troubled Swedish detective. Mankell was the first of the translated Scandinavian crime writers I discovered a decade ago and…
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First look: New Wallander novella

It’s been three years since The Troubled Man – the most recent Wallander novel – was released in English. Although we’ve recently had the third series of Wallander on TV here in the UK, readers of the series have had nothing to keep them going….
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Spring Tide

Written by Cilla and Rolf Börjlind, translated by Rod Bradbury — Spring Tide is a first novel from a Swedish husband and wife writing duo that’s arrived with some fanfare. It’s been a hit in Sweden, is being translated for dozens of territories and is…
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A Darker Shade

Edited and translated by John-Henri Holmberg — When you open A Darker Shade in the expectation of some suspenseful, Nordic noir short stories, don’t make the mistake that I almost did and skip the 20-page introduction to this anthology. What I wrongly assumed to be…
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Inspector Norse

The Lip Service Theatre Company has launched a UK tour with an hilarious spoof that nudges and winks knowingly to fans of Scandinavian crime fiction. Inspector Norse inspired by The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Killing, Wallender, Borgen and The Bridge. The play was…
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Death in Florence

Written by Marco Vichi, translated by Stephen Sartarelli — Italian crime writing, often preoccupied with the country’s cuisine and corruption, is among the best in the genre, yet Inspector Montalbano is really the only detective from Italy who can claim current bestseller status as a series…
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