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Something sinister lurks behind the picaresque and icy façades of Scandinavian life.

It’s up to the straight-talking, weather-worn detectives at the heart of Nordic Noir to traipse the desolate streets to catch the perpetrators of the most heinous crimes. But as the midnight sun blazes, or winter darkness descends, nights have a tendency to blend through days – and black and white perspectives into varying shades of grey. Here are some books by the masters and apprentices of this grittiest of crime sub-genres.  

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