KNOCK KNOCK by Anders Roslund

KNOCK KNOCK Anders Roslund ( Harvill Secker ( £12.99 Seventeen years ago Detective Inspector Ewert Grens arrived at a crime scene to discover a birthday party interrupted. A 5-year-old girl dances around her apartment singing happy birthday to herself as the rest of her family lie dead, two bullets in each of their heads in […]

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I WILL MISS YOU TOMORROW Heine Bakkeid ( Translated by Anne Bruce Raven Books ( £12.99 Fresh out of prison, ex-policeman and Internal Affairs investigator Thorkild Aske is hired to investigate the disappearance of a young man on the remote northern coast of Norway. Rasmus Moritzen, known by residents of the area around Tromsø as […]

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This month sees the cinematic release of The Girl in the Spider’s Web, adapted from David Lagercrantz’s 2015 followu-up to Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy. This time Claire Foy takes on the role of the iconic Lisbeth Salander while Icelandic-Swedish actor Sverrir Gudnason will play Mikael Blomkvist. To celebrate, the publishers of the Millennium books across […]


DARK PINES by Will Dean

DARK PINES Will Dean Point Blank ( £12.99 Tuva Moodyson is a deaf reporter who has given up life in London to move back to Sweden to be close to her mother, who is receiving palliative care in hospice. Living in the small northern town of Gavrik, Tuva is the only full-time reporter at the […]

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NIGHTBLIND by Ragnar Jónasson

NIGHTBLIND Ragnar Jónasson ( Translated by Quentin Bates ( Orenda Books ( £8.99 The violent death of Siglufjördur’s police inspector heralds a new age for the small northern Icelandic town. There are rumours of drug deals gone bad, police corruption and the involvement of the town’s mayor and deputy mayor. Ari Thór Arason, Siglufjördur’s remaining […]

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STALLO by Stefan Spjut

STALLO Stefan Spjut Translated by Susan Beard Faber & Faber ( £14.99 In the summer of 1978 young Marcus Brodin disappears from the cabin he is sharing with his mother in the remote woods of central Sweden. His mother claims he was taken by a giant, but her reliance on prescription drugs makes her an […]

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GAME by Anders de la Motte

GAME Anders de la Motte Translated by Neil Smith Blue Door (…/blue-door) £7.99 Released 5th December 2013 When Henrik “HP” Pettersson finds a mobile phone on the train his first thought is how much it might fetch if he tried to sell it. The phone receives a message, addressing HP by name, and he starts […]

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THE BLACK PATH by Åsa Larsson

THE BLACK PATH Åsa Larsson Translated by Marlaine Delargy MacLehose Press ( £18.99 Late last summer, MacLehose Press published Åsa Larsson’s Until Thy Wrath Be Past. Despite multiple attempts in my review to convince people that it was the third book in the series, it turns out that it was, actually, the fourth. MacLehose’s latest […]

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