The rise of the ‘Nordic Noir’ is one of the most interesting phenomena in contemporary popular culture. A Scandinavian crime story – this label became a unique category with its own characteristics and themes. The international success of these books and movies comes from the perfect combination of style and substance: the authors not only follow and understand the rules of the genre but they are able to develop them. The perfect use of the formula, the mesmerizing combination of the deep character-studies, the snowy set and the shocking twists would not have any serious effect without . . .
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