Reviews "Dead men dancing"

Dead men dancing

"This is an excellent series. [...] Dead Men Dancing is a first rate thriller, albeit of the gorier kind. On the other hand it holds an undertone of human kindness and understanding, that elevates Geir Tangen's story from mere drama to great literature."

Rights sold:

Denmark, Modtryk

Germany, Goldmann

Italy, Giunti

The Netherlands, House of Books

Norway, Gyldendal

Sweden, Forum 

"Geir Tangen offers something completely different. He gives us crime. Unpretentious suspense. A tale where nothing is left unsaid. Brutal entertainment then and there. It's annoyingly good. [...] Impressive. [...] Tangen's best book."

"This is an excellent series. [...] Dead Men Dancing is a first rate thriller, albeit of the gorier kind. On the other hand it holds an undertone of human kindness and understanding, that elevates Geir Tangen's story from mere drama to great literature."

"Geir Tangen has written his books with much affection for crime novels, and he's also a very good stylist who possesses a great deal of humor [...] Geir Tangen knows his genre and offers suspense with something extra."

"Tangen lets us look deeply into the people who are involved in the events. And he also describes their mistakes, and their shortcomings. So the characters are deeply human; The gripping thriller also deals with questions of guilt, atonement and vigilante justice." KULTURA EXTRA (4/5) (D)

"The story is thrillingly constructed and as a reader I'm constantly urged to read on to see what happens to the scruffy Viljar and the correct Lotte. At times I felt a lump in my throat and other times I just thought 'WOW!' So this was a crime novel completely to my liking, and I'm so excited to see what Geir Tangen will come up with next after this trilogy. Highly recommended."

"It is a tough story with a high degree of tension from the first page to the last. A real leafhopper that was difficult to release. This is an incredibly good crime novel. The story and the characters touched me. A small tear appeared at the end, and tied in the stomach after finished reading ..."  LOTTENS BOKBLOGG, BLOG 5/5 (S)

"There is a perfect balance between telling an exciting and fast-paced story and spicing the language with fine metaphors that make me giggle. The story itself is intriguingly built up and I, as a reader, are constantly whipped on to see how things go with the ragged Viljar and the above average correct Lotte. At times I sat with the lump in my throat and other times I just thought "OI! ... MY CRIMINAL MIND, BLOG (N)

"Geir Tangen does it so well. With the sure hand of an artist he paints a complete picture with a sense for the whole, packed with all the little details that goes into a great piece of art, that you never get tired of. He has written yet another great crime novel. I've been incredibly entertained by Dead Men Dancing [...] Tangen is an excellent writer. He writes with humor, a sense of style, and with a deep understanding for the crime genre [...] If you're looking for a great reading experience, grab hold of Tangen's Maestro, Heartbreaker, or Dead Men Dancing. Even if this is the end of this trilogy, I'm hoping for more crime novels from him. I am a fan!"

"The crime novels by Geir Tangen are excitingly told crime stories, written fluently and with many twists and turns. Again and again new suspects appear, on which the author skillfully directs the focus, to give the stories a new twist a little later and to make everything appear completely different again. The characters are multifaceted and let the reader look deep into their soul" NORDIC CRIME (D)

"Dead Men Dancing is a thrilling and worthy end to this trilogy. And I'm going to miss them, Viljar and Lotte. At the same time I respect the decision to stop here, even when so many readers are asking for more. No matter what, I'm sure we'll se more devious murders from this pen in the years to come. And I'm excited about it!"

"Dead men dancing is a grand final and a violent play with the whole genre of crime fiction. I read it without a pause, and finished with a big smile on my lips. This is a really good and entertaining read. Geir Tangen gives you a winding and loving play with all the stereotypes of the genre."                                                                          ANDERS KAPP, KAPPRAKT, BLOG (S)

"It's bold, hair-raising, and thrilling from start to finish. That someone would actually know your innermost fear... [...] I am sad that this is the final book about Lotte and Viljar. I think they are an amazing duo."

"Damn what a thrilling book! No lack of plot here! A creeping, sickening feeling lures over you while reading. [...] I could not put this book down. [...] Tangen nails it with this trilogy!"

"Geir Tangen sure knows how to write. Captivating and thrilling, and in a way that simply haves you begging for more, wishing the story never ends. [...] Geir Tangen has once more delivered a masterpiece!"

"The plot is promising, exciting and sometimes quite brutal. I found the investigative work interesting and the protagonists sympathetic. The cruelty of the individual murders in particular have the potential for a successful thriller with elements of tension. I don't really like the Scandinavian style of writing, but the book managed to convince me. Recommended reading!"                RECENCIO ONLINE, BLOG (D)

"Full speed and fast pace, a quirky, plot-driven novel with frequent change of scenery without losing the reader's breath. Very beautiful language that we don't see very often in crime novels . A nerve that lasts from start to finish. And what a conclusion! I rarely see these in crime stories, and it fits like a glove!"                           EBOKHYLLA MI, BLOG (N)

"A clean headshot! It is both a violent and exciting end to the trilogy. Read the entire trilogy in sequence and start with "Maestro". A tremendously exciting ending to both the new cases described on the back of the book, and from the entire series. It is well written, and the many twists and turns are fairly well connected in the end.             KRIMIFAN, BLOG 5/5 (DK)

"Great writing at a high level. Geir Tangen has again created a very exciting thriller that is of superb high quality.                                                                           MATTIS BÜCHERECKE, BLOG (D)

"I can only say that my highly set expectations for Dead Men Dancing has certainly been met. Geir Tangen writes incredibly well, and not least, captivatingly. [...] There's no doubt that Geir Tangen has great knowledge about the crime genre, it permeates throughout his books."

"The plot is one of the best I've read in the long time, and skillfully constructed. My greatest compliments!"

"An incredibly good crime novel. "

"Wow, what a book! Excitement at the highest level and for me the best book in the trilogy, although everyone has achieved full marks and contains thrills from the feist!"  WIR BESPRECHEN`S 6/6 (D)