Category Archives: Finland

Nights of Awe by Harri Nykanen

Nykanen, Harri – ‘Nights of Awe’ (translated by Kristian London) Paperback: 278 pages (Feb. 2012) Publisher: Bitter Lemon Press ISBN: 1904738923 The ten days starting with Rosh Hashanah and ending with Yom Kippur are termed the Days of Awe, or the … Continue reading

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Death in a Cold Climate by Barry Forshaw

Forshaw, Barry – ‘Death in a Cold Climate’ Trade paperback: 224 pages (Jan. 2012) Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan ISBN: 0230361447 DEATH IN A COLD CLIMATE is the perfect book for those who have sampled and enjoyed a little Scandinavian crime in … Continue reading

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Lucifer’s Tears by James Thompson

Lucifer’s Tears by James Thompson Harper Collins (Avon), 2011 Reviewed at Petrona, January 2012.

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Scandinavian Crime Fiction eds Andrew Nestingen & Paula Arvas

Scandinavian Crime Fiction eds Andrew Nestingen & Paula Arvas University of Wales Press, 2011. Reviewed at Petrona, November 2011.

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Against the Wall by Jarkko Sipila

Against the Wall Jarkko Sipila (Helsinki Homicide #8) (#1 in English translation) translated by Peter Ylitatlo Leppa Ice Cold Crime 2009 Reviewed at Petrona, September 2011.

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Purge by Sofi Oksanen

Purge Sofi Oksanen translated by Lola Rogers (from Finnish) Atlantic, 2011 Reviewed at Petrona, September 2011.

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The Winter of the Lions by Jan Costin Wagner

Wagner, Jan Costin – ‘The Winter of the Lions’ (translated by Anthea Bell) Trade Paperback: 272 pages (June 2011) Publisher: Harvill Secker ISBN: 1846553466 THE WINTER OF THE LIONS is an ethereal book: a police-procedural novel with an other-wordly quality … Continue reading

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Raid and the Blackest Sheep by Harri Nykanen

translator Peter Ylitalo Leppa Ice Cold Crime, 2010, Kindle format (first published in Finnish, 2000)  Raid is a young, silent and mysterious enforcer who has been paid to accompany Nygren,  an ill, ageing criminal recently released after a long jail … Continue reading

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Silence by Jan Costin Wagner

Silence by Jan Costin WagnerTranslated by Anthea BellHarvill Secker Silence begins with the description of a murder that took place in 1974, in which a young teenage girl disappeared while riding her bicycle in the Finnish countryside. Her body is … Continue reading

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Snow Angels, by James Thompson

  Snow Angels Inspector Kari Vaara is in charge of a small police station in remote Lapland, in the north of Finland. His new wife Kate, who is American and ten years younger than Kari, is a senior manager of … Continue reading

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