Iceland Noir Dispatches #3: Dangerous Nordic Women; Skeletons In The Closet

The first session of the afternoon (well, at least for me… I missed the Ann Cleeves, Ragnar Jónasson AND the one featuring AK Benedict and Grant Nicol et al, sadly) was titled ‘Dangerous Nordic Women’, which gathered together a brilliant panel comprising Denmark’s Sara Blædel, Jónína Leósdóttir, Finland’s excellent Kati Hiekkapelto and Iceland’s Sólveig Pálsdóttir. Hosted by…

ITV announces transmission date for In Plain Sight

Hold on to your hats, there’s another crime drama to get stuck into before the festive period. And just as we were winding down and starting to think about our end-of-year lists. Anyway, we’ve known for a while that Douglas ‘Shetland’ Henshall and Martin ‘ Line Of Duty’ Compston were due to star in a…

ITV commissions new four-part crime drama, Bancroft

Ah, the monosyllabic cop show. Morse, Lewis, Shoestring (I want to add Alan Partridge’s suggestion, Swallow, to that list)… you can reel off a long list. The latest one-word name to add to that rolecall will soon be with us, thanks to ITV, who announced yesterday that it has commissioned a new four-part series.

Iceland Noir Dispatches #1: New Blood panel and Val McDermid

Iceland. It’s hard to believe I’m here. I’ve wanted to come to the island for a very long time, and here, sitting in my Airbnb apartment in the heart of Reykjavik, it’s still strange to think I’m really here. As readers of this site will know I’m a sucker for a crime literature festival, and…