Giveaway week – A Patient Fury Day #3

Regular readers of this blog will know I’m a big fan of translated crime fiction and Nordic noir in particular. Today, to celebrate the publication of A Patient Fury, I’m giving away a set of the Martin Beck books by Maj Sjöwall and Per Wahlöö. Published between 1965 and 1975, the books have been a huge influence on many writers. This edition has introductions from authors such as Henning Mankell and Colin Dexter and when placed together spell the name of their detective across the spine. It’s a lovely set and a duplicate of the ones I already have. I’ll also throw in a packet of Scandi chocolates for liquorice fans.

We’ve just opened entires for the 2018 Petrona Award for Translated Scandinavian Crime Fiction and I’m looking forward to reading the entries.

As with the previous days, to enter the giveaway, all you need to do is ‘like’ my Facebook page




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The competition will be open until Friday evening (the 8th) at 6pm BST when I’ll be drawing ALL the winners for the week and I’ll announce them here. The competition is open to entries worldwide.  Good luck and here’s a glimpse of what’s on offer for the rest of the week:






***The competition is now closed. Congratulations to winner Victoria Goodbody. Thanks for all the entries and it’s great to hear of Henning Mankell’s enduring appeal.’

29 thoughts on “Giveaway week – A Patient Fury Day #3


    There is so many that I love – the first one I read is Henning Mankell – that started my enjoyment of Nordic novels to keep me cool ( mention of ice/snow) in my hot summers!!!


  2. Sue Leavey

    Now this is a difficult one, I enjoy Jo Nesbo and Henning Manuel, but have recently been introduced to Yrsa Sigurdardottir. As always I can’t choose a favourite!


  3. Lorraine

    Another Henning Mankell. I’ve never read any of the Beck novels but did listen to the radio adaptations with Neil Pearson.


  4. Victoria Goodbody

    I’ve long been a fan of the Martin Beck series of books. My contemporary favourite Swedish crime writer is Camilla Lackberg.


  5. kathy d.

    Gosh, this is so hard: I’d say Sjowall and Wahloo. But there is also Helene Turston, whose Irene Huss I love, and Arnaldur Indridasson is terrific.

    But last year I read Staaleson’s that won the Petrona Award and liked it very much.

    But I answered this question, but I don’t put myself in the running here as I have read several of Sjowall and Wahloo’s books and don’t want to compete with others who haven’t had the pleasure.


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