‘Nordic Noir’ – Scandinavia’s Fad For Crime Fiction

“The neat streets of Oslo are not a natural setting for crime fiction. … And Reykjavik, Iceland’s capital, is now associated more with financial misjudgment than gruesome murder. Yet in the past decade Nordic crime writers have unleashed a wave of detective fiction that is right up there with the work of Dashiell Hammett, Patricia Highsmith, Elmore Leonard and the other crime greats.”