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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The Ultimate Guide To Jussi Adler-Olsen Books, Movies and Department Q Novels

It’s hard to talk about Scandinavian crime fiction and omit Jussi Adler-Olsen and his books. As Denmark’s #1 crime writer and a New York Times bestseller, his  books routinely top the bestseller lists. They have also sold more than fifteen million copies around the world. His many prestigious Nordic crime-writing awards include the Glass Key…

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Swedish Director Daniel Alfredson To Make Hakan Nesser Intrigo Trilogy

Hakan Nesser (born 21 February 1950) is a familiar name for the fans of Scandinavian Crime Fiction. The Swedish author and teacher who has written a number of successful novels, has won Best Swedish Crime Novel Award three times, and his novel Hour of the Wolf won the prestigious Glass Key award in 2000. His…

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Norwegian Thriller “The Fifth Element” Will Keep You Up At Night

The Norwegian crime fiction sensation, Jorgen Brekke, has returned this winter with The Fifth Element: This is deadly murder case which Police Inspector Odd Singsaker may have committed himself. (for more information on Jorgen Brekke, read our ultimate guide on the author here). One of the things we like about Brekke’s novels is that they…

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The Ultimate Guide To Karin Fossum Books, Movies And Inspector Sejer

For the fans of Scandinavian Crime Fiction, Karin Fossum and her books always represent one thing: Excellence in writing. Born on November, 6 1954 in Sandefjord in Norway, she is often referred to as the “Norwegian queen of crime”. She is however very modest in viewing her accomplishments and in an interview with British newspaper Independent…

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The Ultimate Guide To Jorgen Brekke Books

Fans of Scandinavian crime fiction are always on the hunt for new authors and that’s part of the reason why Jorgen Brekke books are becoming increasingly popular. Another reason is because he is good! Jørgen Brekke was born on April 26, 1968 in Horten, Norway. This is a town of around 24,000 located in south…

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The Ultimate Guide To Arnaldur Indridason Books And Movies

When examining Icelandic Noir, it’s impossible to ignore Arnaldur Indridason books and the contribution he has made to the genre. Born in 1961 in Reykjavík, Indridason pursued a degree in history from the University of Iceland in 1996 and worked as a freelance writer before becoming a film critic for a local newspaper. Indridason’s books mostly feature the…

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Finnish Author Salla Simukka Debuts “As Red As Blood” In The U.S.

One of the most exciting releases in the January is the U.S. debut work of the Finnish author Salla Simukka “As Red As Blood“.

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Great read in Scandinavian Crime Fiction: Stone Coffin

Shortlisted for the Prize for Best Swedish Crime Novel, Stone Coffin is the latest in the award-winning and internationally-acclaimed detective Ann Lindell mystery series. The realistic plot in this new Scandinavian crime novel, cinematic scenes and page-turning style of this title kept us engaged till the end. A Brief Summary:  One sunny summer morning a…

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Interview with Samuel Bjørk, the Author of “I’m Traveling Alone”

I’m Traveling Alone, the US debut from International bestseller Samuel Bjørk just got out: A chilling and fast-paced thriller in which two detectives must hunt down a vengeful killer–and uncover the secret that ties each of them to the crime. Our review of this title will be out shortly but in the meantime, we hope you…

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