Tagged: Crime Novel

The origins of Norway’s bloody Easter

Norwegians invented modern crime fiction and celebrate Easter by reading about murder Glenn Folkvord Gjerdrum, Norway One would think that after a long, dark, and bitter winter, Norwegians would welcome spring, sun, and the...

Book cover: Snowblind

A classic whodunnit in small-town Iceland

Book review: Snowblind Christine Foster Meloni Washington Snowblind is a spellbinding thriller by Icelandic crime writer Ragnar Jónasson. It is the first novel in the author’s Dark Iceland Series, which is set in the...

Book review: Nesbø’s The Thirst

Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. After writing two short stand-alone crime novels, Jo Nesbø has returned to his popular Harry Hole series. The Thirst is #11 and his fans will not be disappointed with...

Book review: Fossum’s Hell Fire

Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. Norwegian Karin Fossum is one of the most interesting crime writers in the field today. She creates little suspense in her novels. She presents the crime, describing what has...

Book Review: Nesbø’s new book brings less blood

Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. Although Midnight Sun is a sequel to Blood on Snow, the connection is tenuous. Both protagonists are Fixers (i.e. hitmen) for powerful drug lords in Oslo, but they have...

Book review: Thomas Enger’s “Pierced”

Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. Pierced, the second novel in Thomas Enger’s Henning Juul series, is just as breathtaking as the first. In Burned, investigative reporter Henning Juul has just returned to work after...

Book review: Another thriller by Horst

Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. Jorn Lier Horst has written nine crime novels in his very successful Inspector William Wisting series. Closed for Winter is the seventh novel in this series and the second...