Category Archives: Jan Costin Wagner

Musings on the 2014 Petrona Award

In a few hours the winner of the 2014 Petrona Award for best Scandinavian crime novel translated into English will be announced as part of CrimeFest festivities and, like last year, I’m quite glad not to be the one deciding. But … Continue reading

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Review: LIGHT IN A DARK HOUSE by Jan Costin Wagner

I’ve just had a look at my review of this novel’s predecessor and realise I could start this review in exactly the same way. LIGHT IN A DARK HOUSE is (also) a peculiar book. I’m not sure if the fact I … Continue reading

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Review: THE WINTER OF THE LIONS by Jan Costin Wagner

THE WINTER OF THE LIONS is a peculiar book. On one level it is a police procedural in which Finnish police seek to work out who killed a pathologist then a puppet maker then attempted to kill the television personality who … Continue reading

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