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December 8 2016

Murder, Mystery, and Scandinavia: The Perfect Combination

If you like the setting of your murder mysteries to take place in a cold, snowy climate, you’re not alone. The newest and bloodiest murder mysteries now seem to take place in Scandinavia....
July 2 2015

Summer TV: A Digital Tour of Europe

I hate watching reruns of mystery and crime TV shows I’ve already seen—it’s not much fun to tune in when you already know who did it. And, while the networks offer plenty of summer...
April 13 2014

Sweden’s Bridge is Best

The reputation of Scandinavian thrillers has really taken off in recent years. Stieg Larson was the first author to gain international fame, but other writers such as Jo Nesbø, Henning Mankell,...
April 1 2014

Fresh Meat: The Seventh Child by Erik Valeur

The Seventh Child by Erik Valeur, translated from Danish by K.E. Semmel, involves a journalist provoked to identify missing orphans who may be abandoned children of the elite, connected to an unsolved...
December 23 2013

Bakers Rise Up Against Danish Cinnamon Regulation!

When you can't even enjoy half a kanelsnegle because of government oppression, what has this world come to? According to a story in the Guardian: ...cinnamon has enjoyed a reputation...
November 5 2013

Fresh Meat: Death of a Nightingale by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis

Death of a Nightingale by Lene Kaaberbøl and Agnete Friis is the third crime novel featuring Danish nurse Nina Borg (available November 5, 2013). Sometimes it’s hard to tell a story....
September 24 2012

Fresh Meat: Invisible Murder by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis

Invisible Murder by Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis is the second Nina Borg nordic mystery set in Denmark (available October 2, 2012). When I saw that this book had finally come on the market, I...
August 13 2012

Fresh Meat: The Absent One by Jussi Adler-Olsen

The Absent One by Jussi Adler-Olsen is the second in the Danish “Department Q” cold case mystery series (available August 21, 2012). Detective Carl Mørck is satisfied with the notion of picking...
October 18 2011

Fresh Meat: Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis’s The Boy in the Suitcase

I had no barometer for the Danes. Wait, I’m lying. There was Peter Høeg and Smilla’s Sense of Snow. But that was fifteen years ago and what I remember most was the white stuff of the title and...
June 14 2011

The Killing Us with Danish Crime News

AMC’s hit series The Killing has been renewed for a second season  of 13 episodes, but if you haven’t caught it yet, for a limited time, you can watch the previous season’s episodes at AMC’s...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
June 1 2011

Leave Crime TV in its Natural Habitat!

After allowing myself to become sucked into the agonizing five-year vortex that was Lost, I vowed I would never again commit to watching an American dramatic television series. Not for me Mad Men, C.S.I....