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1. Three Norwegian books for a crime-filled Easter

Cross-country skiing in Trysil Do you have your Easter thrillers for 2017 yet? Norwegians are preparing for their annual crime reading spree that will take place during their Easter break, Maundy Thursday to Easter Monday.

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Published on 11th April, 2017 at 12:58am by Christine Foster Meloni.

2. Who were the Vikings?

'The Orkneyinga Saga' book cover BOOK REVIEW: When this question is asked, what usually comes to mind? Images of violent Norsemen, jumping into their well-crafted ships to go off to raid, plunder, and kill in other lands before returning to Norway.

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Published on 15th February, 2017 at 3:20pm by Christine Foster Meloni.

3. Fossum’s ‘Hell Fire’ combines past and present

Book cover: Hell Fire BOOK REVIEW: Norwegian Karin Fossum is one of the most interesting crime writers in the field today.

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Published on 22nd October, 2016 at 2:03am by Christine Foster Meloni.

4. Norway’s roads less traveled

Spitsbergen Spitsbergen: “a place out of the ordinary”. When you visit another country, you shouldn’t miss the popular sights.

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Published on 18th April, 2016 at 11:03am by Christine Foster Meloni.

5. Easter crime reading Norwegian-style

Skis Time to load up on crime novels for the Easter holidays! As we all know, Norway has given the world an impressive number of illustrious crime writers. Therefore, one faces an embarrassment of riches when trying to narrow the choices for Easter reading.

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Published on 22nd March, 2016 at 6:30pm by Christine Foster Meloni.

6. Nesbø’s new book brings less blood

'Midnight Sun' book cover BOOK REVIEW: Although Midnight Sun is a sequel to Blood on Snow, the connection is tenuous. Both protagonists are Fixers (i.e. hitmen) for powerful drug lords in Oslo, but they have very different personalities and take decidedly different paths.

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Published on 7th February, 2016 at 9:22pm by Christine Foster Meloni.

7. Travelling culinary Norway from your kitchen

Norwegian National Recipes book cover Norwegian National Recipes entices with a journey into the culinary history of Norway.

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Published on 23rd January, 2016 at 2:03pm by Christine Foster Meloni.

8. New from Nesbø: “Blood on Snow”

'Blood on Snow' book cover BOOK REVIEW: Jo Nesbø, Norway’s reigning King of Crime, has a new protagonist.

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Published on 30th July, 2015 at 4:58pm by Christine Foster Meloni.

9. Robert Wangard’s “Stalked,” an American crime novel

'Stalked' book cover BOOK REVIEW: Stalked is the fifth in crime-fiction writer Robert Wangard’s series starring Norwegian American Pete Thorsen.

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Published on 8th July, 2015 at 2:16pm by Christine Foster Meloni.

10. Celebrating Sámi arts in New York

A New York Street scene Scandinavia House’s recent performing and visual arts festival in the Big Apple showcased Sámi culture.

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Published on 12th June, 2015 at 9:50am by Christine Foster Meloni.

11. Two takes on Gudrid

Book covers BOOK REVIEW: Who was Gudrid?

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Published on 5th June, 2015 at 10:17am by Christine Foster Meloni.

12. An Unsatisfying end to a trilogy

'The Ravens' book cover BOOK REVIEW: The Ravens is the third and final book of Vidar Sundstøl’s fictional Minnesota Trilogy. The English translation will hit bookstores on April 15, and Vidar Sundstøl will be touring Minnesota in support of its release.

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Published on 7th April, 2015 at 8:13am by Christine Foster Meloni.

13. Take five: Norwegian Easter thrillers

Crime scene Easter is fast approaching. Folks in Norway are undoubtedly busy choosing which thrillers they will be reading over the Easter weekend. Let me offer some suggestions.

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Published on 1st April, 2015 at 9:58am by Christine Foster Meloni.

14. Realization changes a life in “Shyness & Dignity”

'Shyness & Dignity' book cover BOOK REVIEW: Dag Solstad is considered one of Norway’s most important writers.

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Published on 2nd February, 2015 at 1:35am by Christine Foster Meloni.

15. Become one with a killer in “Harriet Krohn”

'The Murder of Harriet Krohn' book cover BOOK REVIEW: The Murder of Harriet Krohn is another remarkable book by Norwegian author Karin Fossum.

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Published on 17th December, 2014 at 7:37am by Christine Foster Meloni.

16. A bit of Jul, fra Norge til U.S.A.

The lighting of the Norwegian Christmas tree at Union Station in Washington, D.C. has been a popular holiday tradition since 1997.

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Published on 9th December, 2014 at 6:31am by Christine Foster Meloni.

17. Writers in-depth: Karin Fossum, Norway’s reigning Queen of Crime

Don't Look Back cover The Nordic countries have produced a staggering number of outstanding crime writers, whose novels continue to be translated into English and published in the U.K. and the U.S.

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Published on 5th December, 2014 at 7:38am by Christine Foster Meloni.

18. Norwegian crime writers

Book cover BOOK REVIEW: According to well-known critic Barry Forshaw, Thomas Enger is currently one of the four most interesting Norwegian crime writers. He belongs in the “Norse Quartet” along with Jo Nesbø, Karin Fossum, and Gunnar Staalesen.

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Published on 21st November, 2014 at 8:06am by Christine Foster Meloni.

19. Book review: “Birkebeiner: A Story of Motherhood and War”

Book cover 'Birkebeiner' Historical nonfiction books may be tedious at times, so an engrossing historical novel can play a significant role in introducing readers to important people and events in history.

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Published on 12th November, 2014 at 8:01am by Christine Foster Meloni.

20. Deeper into The Land of Dreams

Book cover of 'Only the Dead' BOOK REVIEW: Sundstøl’s ‘Only the Dead’ resolves some of the first book’s mysteries—but not all.

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Published on 19th September, 2014 at 12:11am by Christine Foster Meloni.

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