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Nordic Noir: The Pocket Essential Guide to Scandinavian Crime Fiction, Film & TV


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A compact and authoritative guide to the phenomenally popular genre, by a leading expert in Scandinavian crime fiction

This 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 massively successful books and films of the current king of the field, Norway's Jo Nesbø. It anatomizes the nigh-obsessive appeal of the subject and highlights every key book, film, and TV show. Aimed at both the beginner and the aficionado, this is a hugely informative, highly accessible guide to an essential crime genre.

About the Author

Barry Forshaw is an expert on crime fiction, and writes extensively on film. He is the author of the Pocket Essentials Italian CinemaThe Man Who Left Too Soon, and The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction. He has written for various national newspapers, edits Crime Time, and is a talking head for ITV and BBC TV documentaries. He was previously the vice chair of the Crime Writers' Association.

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Forshaw, Barry
Pocket Essentials
Film - General
Film and Television-Reference
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