Scandi crime fiction I have a lot of favourite side characters in film and television, particularly Scandinavian crime series, but do I have a favourite side character in a novel? I really like the brash, but family-minded and a bit impulsive, Martinsson, who often goes off half-cocked, in the Kurt Wallander (Henning Mankell's) novels, but… Continue reading Side Characters in a Novel
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Summer in Australia, means that many of us can use the excuse of the heat, to relax inside the air-con with a good book, guilt free. And if you are anything like me, it would usually be a good crime novel that you reach for. As my summer is now over, I thought I'd share… Continue reading Summer Reading
Not Your Average Crime Novel – ‘Unwanted’
'In the middle of a rainy Swedish summer, a little girl is abducted from a crowded train.'
'In the middle of a rainy Swedish summer, a little girl is abducted from a crowded train.' Suspicion immediately falls upon the husband who has previously been violent towards his estranged wife in the past, but is he really the killer?
Three Seconds – To the Dark Side
Have you ever sympathized with the villain in a story? Read the Swedish Crime Novel of the Year for 2009 and you will see why I did!!
Shadow – Book by Karin Altvegen
"When does the first flake fall that will form the snowball? At what stage does the movement start? Nowadays people talk a lot about chasing happiness. There are a multitude of books courses about being happy. Is it something worth striving for? From the Scandinavian realms, Karin Altvegen explores this in her psychological thriller novel, "Shadow."
Strange Shores – Arnaldur Indridason Book Review
Strange shores is not the usual Detective Erlendur story, and he unexpectedly solves an old cold case whilst processing some of his own demons. A great read and fabulous atmosphere conveyed in this final novel in the series