Louise Rick Scandinavian Detective Novels by Sara Blaedel Coming To TV

Bron Studios will adapt the Louise Rick detective novels, written by Scandinavian author Sara Blaedel, into a TV series beginning with The Forgotten Girls for season one. The Forgotten Girls was originally released by Grand Central Publishing and its plot is a chilling one: The body of an unidentified woman has been discovered in a…

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First Icelandic Thriller Original “Stella Blomkvist” Coming To The Screen Soon

Scandinavian crime fans will be pleased to know that Sagafilm’s new drama Stella Blomkvist, starring Heida Reed (Poldark) and directed by Oskar Thor Axelsson (Trapped), will soon come to life via Nordic streaming service Viaplay. The series is based on a series of novels that follow a hard-nosed lawyer named Stella Blomkvist as she takes on mysterious murder…

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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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Francesco Carrozzini To Direct Movie Based On Jo Nesbo’s Midnight Sun

Italian production company Cattleya has picked up the rights for an English language adaptation of Jo Nesbo’s novel Midnight Sun, with Francesco Carrozzini confirmed to direct the new upcoming movie. Midnight Sun is a tightly wound tale of a man running from retribution, a renegade hitman who goes to ground far above the Arctic circle,…

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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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