Over the last decades the phenomenon of Nordic Noir has swept the planet. Scandinavian Crime Fiction by authors like Maj Sjowall/Per Wahloo, Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell, Arne Dahl, Jo Nesbo, Hakan Nesser, Camilla Lackberg and Peter Hoeg have created a niche market for dark crime lovers world-wide which has made its way into cinemas and onto TV screens.
Now the phenomenon has infected authors elsewhere too. The recent US and British adaptations of ‘The Bridge’/’The Tunnel’, the Northern drama ‘The Driver’ and Welsh Northern Noir ‘Hinterland’ are witness to a trend towards a new, darker style of crime drama.
Enter ‘Match Games’ A Lukas Novak Investigation A secret conspiracy. A corrupt soul. A psychopath returned from the grave. And the Beautiful Game, fanatically followed by millions, all over the world.