Tuesday, December 9, 2008

More Scandinavian Crime Articles

I can't wait to see Kenneth Branagh as Kurt Wallander. We in the U.S. have to wait to get our British shows. I'm a big fan of Scandinavian novels, and the Mystery Readers Journal had a great issue on Crime in Cold Climates: Scandinavian Mysteries. I thought I'd link some recent articles on Cold Crime.

Boyd Tonkin: Beyond Mankell: our fiends in the north


The Nordic Mystery Boom: Forget Holmes, Marple and Poirot. The Scandinavians have a clue by Joe Queenan

Crime Pays in a law-abiding Land There are numerous Blogs devoted to Scandinavian crime and well worth a look.

4 comments:

maxine said...

Karen of the excellent website Euro Crime has a section on Scandinavian crime fiction, here:
http://www.eurocrime.co.uk/books/books_bib_Scandinavia.html
It is a list of authors and bibliographies, with links to reviews on Euro Crime.

Janet Rudolph said...

Thanks, Maxine, and I love EuroCrime.

vallerose said...

According to my English cousin who has seen the first Wallander program, Kenneth Brannagh is excellent. She felt the story was very dark and I told her that's the way Mankell writes. I too want very much to see them.
Vallery

vallerose said...

Just read the Joe Queenan article. This is without doubt one of the best articles on crime fiction I have read in years. I especially like his ability to write about other authors that he may not like, in ways that don't belittle the people who do. He is very perceptive as to why the Scandinavian writers are popular right now. Highly recommend this article.
Vallery