The Crow Girl by Erik Axl Sund

I was sent a review copy of Erik Axl Sund’s The Crow Girl upon its paperback release in the UK. I had previously heard about the novel because everyone whose taste in books I trusted was reading, and loving it. I also saw another delegate at Captivating Criminality 4 Conference reading it, and the bookish […]

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The Bird Tribunal by Agnes Ravatn

The Bird Tribunal by Agnes Ravatn was one of the most acclaimed crime fiction released of last year. Every critic, blogger, and crime fiction fan that I knew and followed on Twitter seemed to be reading this book, so I kindly requested a review copy to Orenda Books and I got it. It has taken […]

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The Ice Lands by Steinar Bragi

I was contacted by MacMillan last month to get to know their latest translated author, Steinar Bragi whose novel The Icelands came out on the 25th October. Even though I do not read much Scandi crime fiction, I enjoy it a lot when I finally step out of my British/American comfort zone. So, after taking […]

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The Savage Altar by Åsa Larsson

After quite a disappointed reading experience with Camilla Läckberg’s Erika Flack’s series I somehow thought Åsa Larsson’s books were similar and decided not to try them for a while. Also, some comments I read online about Larsson were not very positive, which did not help. However, Larsson herself published a very interesting article on dead women […]

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Linda, as in the Linda Murder by Leif G.W. Persson

I first read about Linda, as in the Linda Murder by Leif G.W Persson at Crime Pieces, where Sarah Ward wrote a very interesting review of this newly translated Scandinavian novel from 2005. So, I contacted the publishers and they kindly sent me a review copy. Huge thank you to Transworld, yet again! From Goodreads: […]

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The Unlucky Lottery by Håkan Nesser

I am always recommending and lending books, so this time it was my turn to borrow one! My lovely professor gave me The Unlucky Lottery by Håkan Nesser a few months ago after talking about how claustrophobic and catching Scandinavian crime fiction is. From Goodreads: Four friends celebrate the fact that they have won the lottery. […]

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The Girl Who Played with Fire (Millenium #2) by Stieg Larsson

The Girl Who Played with Fire is the second installment in Stieg Larsson’s Millennium trilogy. I read the first one – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – last summer and my lovely parents bought me the second book for Christmas. I haven’t read it until now being aware of how much I was going to […]

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

I had read about The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson, seen people reading it, literally, everywhere and even contemplated watching the movie (let’s be sincere, the American one). But I never did any of the mentioned above. Then, two weekends ago I felt I needed something “bloody” to get me through my […]

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