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European Crime Book Club

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. 

At the moment meetings are held via Zoom and 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 Association.


ECBC Programme 2021-22


Committee Members 2021-2022

President: Wendy Clarke

Secretary: Alison Johnston

Treasurer: Alice Bradley

Committee Member:  Robert Kinloch

Contact Details:  ajjohn.1dr5@gmail.com


Additional materials relating to the Club’s programme of reading:

(This will be added to as the year progresses)


To inspire your reading:

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

The shortlist is detailed below and the winning title will be announced on 4 November 2021.

A NECESSARY DEATH by Anne Holt, tr. Anne Bruce (Corvus; Norway)

DEATH DESERVED by Jørn Lier Horst and Thomas Enger, tr. Anne Bruce (Orenda Books; Norway)

THE SECRET LIFE OF MR. ROOS by Håkan Nesser, tr. Sarah Death (Mantle; Sweden)

TO COOK A BEAR by Mikael Niemi, tr. Deborah Bragan-Turner (MacLehose Press; Sweden)

THE SEVEN DOORS by Agnes Ravatn, tr. Rosie Hedger (Orenda Books; Norway)

GALLOWS ROCK by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, tr. Victoria Cribb (Hodder & Stoughton; Iceland)

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.

For more details please see https://eurocrime.blogspot.com/2021/09/the-petrona-award-2021-shortlist.html


New crime books (Translated) published in the UK in




New Crime Fiction Releases

British, European and Translated


Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Dagger Awards

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