A Notable Danish Crime Novel: The Scarred Woman By Jussi Adler-Olsen

In general, we are huge fans of authors such as Jussi Adler-Olsen or novels like The Scarred Woman. This is because there’s something perennially appealing about crime novels coming out of Scandinavia. Readers quickly notice their grit and sharp social commentary and above all, their pure entertainment value has captured the attention of many mystery…

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Must Read Norwegian Crime Fiction: Ordeal By Jorn Lier Horst

One of the most exciting Scandinavian crime fictions we have read in 2017 is the newly translated novel by Jorn Lier Horst which is titled Ordeal. Horst who is an award-winning Norwegian thriller writer and former Senior Investigating Officer for the Norwegian police force, has developed an excellent story-line with a superb lead character named Inspector…

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New Scandinavian Crime Fiction To Be Translated By Author Of Minnesota Trilogy

Vidar Sundstøl, the Norwegian novelist and the author best known for the Minnesota Trilogy, has a newly translated crime fiction which will be published later this summer. The new book, according to an announcement by University Of Minnesota Press, is Vidar Sundstøl’s latest novel and is titled The Devil’s Wedding Ring. The book will be published…

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Icelandic Mystery “The Flatey Enigma” Picked Up By Nordic State Broadcasters

Sagafilm’s four-part adaptation of Viktor Arnar Ingolfsson’s best-selling novel The Flatey Enigma (Flateyjargáta) for Icelandic state broadcaster RÚV has been picked up by DR in Denmark, YLE in Finland, NRK in Norway, and SVT in Sweden. The Flatey Enigma is perhaps one of the best novels written by Viktor Arnar Ingolfsson who is one of…

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Original Swedish Crime Thriller Series “The Hunters” Commissioned By C More

Nordic SF Studios is planning to produce “The Hunters,” an original six-episode Swedish crime thriller series which has been commissioned by C More, the streaming service of Swedish commercial channel TV4. This is a spin-off from hit feature films The Hunters (Jägarna) and False Trail (Jägarna II) and the story is about a small community in…

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Swedish Author Viveca Sten Confirms New “Sandhamn Murder” Novels

Swedish crime novelist Viveca Sten has signed a new contract with publishing house Forum to continue writing her popular “Sandhamn Murder” novels until at least 2023. The deal includes three new installments in The Sandhamn Murder series and a collection of short stories which will give readers some background to their favorite characters, including Thomas…

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Finnish Detective Series Bordertown Begins Filming Season Two In August

The Finnish detective series Bordertown (Sorjonen), starring Ville Virtanen, begins filming season two this August in Lappeenranta, and concludes in Helsinki in November. This moody crime series swept Finland’s top TV awards (Kultainen Venla) in its first season, winning Best Drama, Best Actor and Best Actress. The series, in a nutshell, is about a brilliant but…

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Stockholm Delete By Jens Lapidus: A Thrilling Page-Turner

Stockholm Delete by Jens Lapidus is a different kind of Scandinavian crime fiction. Unlike many Scandinavian authors who excel at creating deeply layered characters, anti-heroes, and slow-burning plots, Lapidus mostly writes fast-paced and action-centered stories which are designed to entertain. His work is high quality however: His novels have received tremendous praise from various international media…

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Best Scandinavian Crime Fictions In 2017 Petrona Award Shortlist

Six outstanding crime novels from Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden have made the shortlist for the 2017 Petrona Award for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year. The winning title will be announced at a Gala Dinner on May 20 during the annual international crime fiction event CrimeFest, held in Bristol on May 18-21,…

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Icelandic Baltasar Kormakur To Direct Jo Nesbo Movie “I Am Victor”

SF Studios, a Swedish Film Production Company, has announced that Icelandic director Baltasar Kormákur (Trapped) is to make “I Am Victor”, an English language feature based on Jo Nesbo’s forthcoming novel. The book will be adapted by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade for movie production. The two writers have been 007’s go-to script writers for more than…

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Keanu Reeves and Peter Stormare bringing “Swedish Dicks” to TV

Swedish Dicks is going to be the first Nordic TV drama series to be distributed worldwide and even better, the series features Keanu Reeves and Peter Stormare in leading roles as well Swedish Dicks is a part comedy and part drama series set in Los Angeles about Ingmar (Peter Stormare), a former stuntman who is trying…

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