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European Crime Book

We are a small, friendly club meeting monthly for lively discussion of European crime books (in translation) chosen by members and to keep abreast of new developments and events in the genre.  You are very welcome to join us if it kindles your interest.

We currently have one place available on the Club, which will be allocated on a first come first served basis.  Thereafter we will operate a waiting list. 

Meetings normally take place on the third Tuesday of the month from 4.30pm – 6.00pm.

Annual subscription £10. To join the group you must first be a member of the 3Ls Students' Association.


ECBC/ Nordic Noir reading list 2014-2022  

You can access details of the books the Club has read since it was first established in 2014 - see below.

By Country                                                              By Year



                              2022/23 Book List

18 October 2022

Barcelona Shadows

Marc Pastor (Catalonia).

15 November

Even the Darkest Night

Javier Cercas (Spain)

13 December


Dirk Kurbjuweit (Germany)

17 January 2023

Fatal Isles

Maria Adolfsson (Sweden)

21 February 2023


Joachim Schmidt (Switzerland)

21 March 2023

Reptile Memoirs

Silje Ulstein (Norway)

18 April 2023

The Lost and the Damned

Olivier Norek (France)

Here is some more information to inspire your reading:


2021 Petrona Award for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year


The Petrona Award is open to crime fiction in translation, either written by a Scandinavian author or set in Scandinavia, and published in the UK in the previous calendar year.


The winning title for 2021 was To Cook a Bear by Swedish author Mikael Niemi

For more details see: .

You can check out the 2022 longlist at 


Crime Writers Association DAGGERs 2022

CWA Daggers are the oldest awards in the genre and have been synonymous with quality crime writing for over half a century


The Crime Fiction in Translation Dagger was awarded to Simone Buchholz for Hotel Cartagena, a tense hostage drama set in a hotel in Hamburg.  We read an earlier book, Mexico Street, in 2021. 


New crime books (Translated) published in the UK in




New Crime Fiction Releases

British, European and Translated 



Scottish Book Festivals

Literature Alliance Scotland has put together a very handy resource which lists all of the book festivals taking place in Scotland online or as hybrid events.


Bloody Scotland

The winners of the 2022 McIlvanney Prize and the Bloody Scotland Scottish Crime Debut of the Year were, respectively:

  • Alan Parks with May God Forgive (Canongate).


  • Tariq Ashkanani with Welcome to Cooper (Thomas & Mercer) and Ayo Onatade  


The 2023 event will take place in Stirling 15-17 September

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