Goliath: a giant killer

Something strange happened with Goliath – it’s brilliant, but it’s almost invisible. Think of True Detective, and think how much hype there is with each new season. Goliath, by contrast, almost sneaked past us with its stealthy understatement. Perhaps that’s because it’s one of the early made-for-streaming shows produced by Amazon Studios. Perhaps its exclusivity…

Rellik: criminally brilliant

This is the crime drama of the year for me, and the BBC deserve considerable kudos for bringing a concept this challenging to our screens. It proves that intelligent and gripping thrillers aren’t the sole preserve of ScandiLand, and Rellik is every bit as good as the best Nordic noir. The six-part drama isn’t just…

Eyewitness: credible and convoluted Scandi crime

Cleverly constructed Nordic noir which in typical Scandinavian style combines a convoluted plot with credible but complicated characters, filmed with an eye for widescreen. The series follows a single investigation, triggered by the death of a police informant. Each of the six hour-long episodes peels back more layers of the story, expanding its focus from…

Win All Week: giant crime-thriller book and DVD giveaway

We’re disappearing under brilliant books and boxsets here at MMM, so it’s time to clear some space and reward you lovely people for paying attention. Our prize selection includes ripping reads by best-selling authors like Peter James, Paul Finch and Adam Nevill, plus some star-packed crime TV series and movies, including Fortitude, Fog and Crimes…

An evening with author Arne Dahl

Best-selling Swedish crime author Arne Dahl opened the Wells Festival of Literature last Friday, discussing the secrets of Nordic noir. Perfect timing; the fourth novel in Dahl’s Intercrime series, Europa Blues, has just been published in English and the second season of the TV adaptation starts next weekend on BBC4. As his regular readers might’ve…

Freebie Friday: WIN Eurocrime DVDs

We’re giving away a cracking collection of TV Eurocrime this week, which includes SPIRAL (series 1, 2 and 3), BRAQUO (series 1 and 2) and Jean Reno in JO. That’s almost 50 hours of non-stop hard-hitting Continental crime – FREE for one lucky winner.   Just like the Murder Mayhem Facebook page and like/share this…