Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Free Finnish fiction

A comment from the Finnish crime writer Tapani Bagge alerts Detectives Beyond Borders that more of his work is available free and online.

This is good news. Bagge's story "The Face in the Concrete," which I wrote about here last year, is one of the touchstones of my argument that Nordic crime fiction can be funnier than you think.

Visit Bagge's Web site for links to "The Face in the Concrete," three additional stories, and an excerpt from his novel Black Sky.

© Peter Rozovsky 2008

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Blogger petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Have been enjoying reading the comments of your last post on accents. Ach ya matey, ak sents con be gwating or mesmerizing!

October 08, 2008  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

"Gwating" sounds like Elmer Fudd, whose accent is easy to take.

October 08, 2008  
Blogger Glenn Harper said...

Regarding humor and Tapani Bagge, maybe the Finns are Funnier. The Finnish TV series Raid (starring a multi-talented hitman and his broken-down Mercedes) is hilarious--sort of like a demented Western. There's a 12-part TV series and a stand-alone movie (not quite as good as the TV series, but still funny).

October 08, 2008  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

I've heard good reports of the Raid TV series. You Washington-area residents were lucky enough to be able to see it on cable TV. If it's still on, maybe I can spend an hour of Bouchercon watching it.

October 08, 2008  

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