Tagged: Påskekrim

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...

Three authors to scare up this påske

Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. Do you have your Easter thrillers for 2017 yet? Norwegians are preparing for their annual crime reading spree that will take place during their Easter break, Maundy Thursday to...

Feathers, colors, and other unusual Easter traditions

Rønningen Ramblings with Heidi Håvan Grosch brings you an insider’s perspective on some of the more interesting Norwegian Easter traditions I asked some of my Norwegian co-workers what came to mind when they thought...

Scandinavian mystery novels are hot with readers

It is a world of bleak twilights and tortured souls. A world of cold dawns and dour sleuths. A world of frozen lakes and repressed detectives. A world of winters and losers.  Yet as...

No Easter without an old-fashioned murder mystery

In Norway, Easter break is longer than in many other European countries. The Easter holidays start Wednesday afternoon before Maundy Thursday, and end on Tuesday morning after Easter Monday. This makes for a nice...