Ask a critic: What’s behind the global fascination in Nordic Noir?

Ask a critic: What’s behind the global fascination in Nordic Noir?

The Local Sweden's Book Club has been reading Faceless Killers, the first of acclaimed crime writer Henning Mankell's Wallander series. We spoke to Nordic Noir expert and critic Barry Forshaw about the book and why there's such an appetite for crime fiction set in Scandinavia.

Book Club: Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell

Book Club: Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell

Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell dead

Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell dead

‘I have cancer’: Wallander author Henning Mankell

‘I have cancer’: Wallander author Henning Mankell

Discover Ystad: Just follow the trail of blood

Discover Ystad: Just follow the trail of blood

Captured Swedes taken to Israeli airport

Captured Swedes taken to Israeli airport

“Israel has painted itself into a corner”: Bildt

“Israel has painted itself into a corner”: Bildt

Mankell accuses Israel of ‘piracy’

Mankell accuses Israel of ‘piracy’

Bildt on hand to welcome deported Swedes

Bildt on hand to welcome deported Swedes

What do the Swedish Gaza activists hope to achieve?

What do the Swedish Gaza activists hope to achieve?

Organizer: ship deaths ‘premeditated murder’

Organizer: ship deaths ‘premeditated murder’

Mankell’s bag returned – with women’s clothes

Mankell’s bag returned – with women’s clothes

Ship to Gaza to set sail again

Ship to Gaza to set sail again

Ship to Gaza lawyer to file Israel police report

Ship to Gaza lawyer to file Israel police report

Mankell to sail on next Gaza aid flotilla

Mankell to sail on next Gaza aid flotilla

Mankell commits to Gaza aid trip

Mankell commits to Gaza aid trip

Ship to Gaza hit by cyber attack

Ship to Gaza hit by cyber attack

Politicians to blame for far right growth: Mankell

Politicians to blame for far right growth: Mankell