Krimfestivalen Dispatches #1: Margie Orford, Peter Swanson, John Hart

So I’ve made it to Norway for another crime literature festival. Another three-day affair in the warm confines of the Cappellen Damm publishing house, there’s panel after panel featuring Norwegian writers, and writers from other countries, too. A lot of the panels are spoken in Norwegian (it is Oslo, after all) but one that I…

ITV announces transmission date for series seven of Vera

ITV’s adaptations of Ann Cleeves’s best-selling Vera Stanhope novelsĀ have attained national treasure status, largely thanks to the brilliant Brenda Blethyn in the lead role. Now the series isĀ back for a seventh run, and Vera and her team are drawn into four new mysteries, including the death of a wildlife ranger left alone overnight on a…