Nordic noir

genre of crime fiction originating from the Nordic countries

Nordic noir, also known as Scandinavian noir or Scandi noir, is a genre of crime fiction usually written from a police point of view and set in Scandinavia or Nordic countries. Plain language avoiding metaphor and set in bleak landscapes results in a dark and morally complex mood, depicting a tension between the apparently still and bland social surface and the murder, misogyny, rape, and racism it depicts as lying underneath. It contrasts with the whodunit style such as the English country house murder mystery. The popularity of Nordic noir has extended to the screen, such as The Killing, The Bridge, Trapped, and Bordertown.
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genre: Nordic noir


1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

2005 book by Stieg Larsson

author: Stieg Larsson


The Pig Party

book by Leif G. W. Persson

author: Leif G. W. Persson


Everything Is Mine

2018 novel by Ruth Lillegraven

author: Ruth Lillegraven


Another Time, Another Life

book by Leif G. W. Persson

author: Leif G. W. Persson


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