A compact and authoritative guide to the phenomenally popular genre. The information-packed study examines and celebrates books, films and TV adaptations, from Sjöwall and Wahlöö’s highly influential Martin Beck series through Henning Mankell’s Wallander (subject of three separate TV series) to Stieg Larsson’s groundbreaking The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, cult TV hits such as the Danish The Killing, The Bridge and the political thriller Borgen, up to the hugely successful books and films of the current king of the field, Norway’s Jo Nesbo.
Fans of Nordic Noir will be pleased to learn that Barry Forshaw’s most recent book on the phenomenon has now been published.
This and Barry’s previous book, Death in a Cold Climate, have received excellent reviews. The Nordic Noir blog has published an informative double-review.
Nordic Noir. The POcket Essential Guide to Scandinavian Crime Fiction, FIlm & TV is also available for kindle at Amazon.