Read Some Nordic Noir This Winter!

Like your mysteries cold, snowy and dark? How about cool with almost endless daylight? Interested in Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland?

Nordic Noir could be for you!

Nordic Noir is a dark subset of the crime fiction genre. The stories typically involve brutal crimes, a bleak setting (in Scandinavia, of course!), a tortured protagonist, and a strong plot with multiple threads and twists.

Explore our list of titles of this exciting genre, available from our libraries or our online resources in a mix of print, ebook and eaudiobook formats.


The Midnight Witness by Sara Blaedel (Print)

The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen (Ebook)

The Vanished by Lotte and Soren Hammer (Print)

The Boy in the Suitcase by Lene Kaaerbol and Agnete Friis (Print) (eBook) (eAudio)

The Chestnut Man by Soren Sviestrup (Print) (eBook) (eAudio) (also available on Overdrive)

The Tenant by Katrine Engberg (Print) (eBook) (eAudio)

The Defenseless by Kati Hiekkapelto (Print) (eBook)

Copper Heart by Leena Lehtolainen (Print)

The Man Who Died by Anitti Tuomainen (Print) (eBook)

Snowblind by Ragnar Jonasson (The Dark Iceland series # 1) (Print) (eBook)

Jar City by Arnaldur Indridason (A Reykjavik Murder Mystery # 1) (Print) (eAudio)

Daybreak by Viktor Arnar Ingolfsson (Print)

Dogs of Riga by Henning Mankell (Kurt Wallender mystery # 2) (Print) (eAudio)

Cursed by Thomas Enger (Print) (eBook)