Nordic Noir

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      We do like a good Nordic Noir and we do like Orenda Books, so Smoke Screen, the latest collaboration of best-selling crime writers Thomas Enger and Jørn Lier Horst, is a win–win. The second in the series featuring policeman Alexander Blix and journalist Emma Ramm, it starts with a bang, literally, when … Continue readings

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    We’re great fans of Icelandic noir. And great fans of Orenda Books, particularly those novels in translation, as we’ve waxed lyrical about on several occasions. We’re thus delighted that Ragnar Jónasson’s Winterfall, the final installment of the author’s hugely successful Dark Iceland series, doesn’t disappoint. It’s a chilling (in all senses), claustrophobic and … Continue readings

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The second book in Lilja Sigurðardóttir’s excellent Reykjavík Noir Trilogy, Trap opens with Sonja living in the States with her son, Tómas. When ex-husband Adam grabs their son, he forces Sonja to choose between giving up Tómas completely or returning to Iceland and the life she left behind. Enmeshed once again in Iceland’s drug trade, … Continue readings

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