Do you like Nordic whodunnits? Then you’ll love this thrilling literature festival for the crime genre, which takes place (rather aptly) in a former prison in Horsens, Denmark.
Nordic crime fiction is still flourishing off the back of successful authors like Sweden’s Stieg Larsson, creator of the Millennium Trilogy, and Danish crime novelist Jussi Adler-Olsen.
The programme for Crime Book Festival Denmark includes talks and music and will be attended by Danish, Swedish and international writers, as well as pathologists and police folk.
An interactive crime ‘mystery trail’ will use local actors to give visitors the chance to step into the
shoes of fictional protagonists.
The venue for the event is the atmospheric Horsens Statsfængsel, an imposing former prison built in the 1850s. The prison museum is well worth a look, should you need a break from character motives and plot twists – guided tours are included in the festival ticket price.