Foreign Publishers Take Note: 2010 Edgar Nominees Offer Undiscovered Gems

In What's the Buzz by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka Nothing sells better overseas than US mystery novels. The Edgar Allen Poe Awards acknowledges the “best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television” published or produced each year and their shortlist has just been announced. While the rights to many of the “big name” authors have likely already been scooped up, the shortlist might be the place to …

Why is Nordic Noir So Popular?

In Discussion by Edward Nawotka

By Edward Nawotka In today’s lead article, a look at the top-selling fiction titles in Europe in 2009 reveals that noir from the Scandinavian countries is ranked among the top-selling categories of fiction in Europe. Interest in “Nordic Noir” has been growing for a long time. The first Nordic Noir novel I can remember achieving widespread popularity was Peter Hoeg’s …