Thursday, 11 August 2016

Samuel Bjørk. I'm Travelling Alone (London: Doubleday, 2015)



I’m Travelling Alone is the first crime story by Samuel Bjørk, a pen name of a Norwegian writer and artist (1969- ) based in Trondheim, who has published two earlier non-crime novels under his real name Frode Sander Øien.


Bjørk has been compared with the usual suspects; Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbø. This was a little premature based on his first crime novel. His agency page states that “over the course of several books we follow” the careers of his detective characters Holger Munch and Mia Krüger (http://ahlanderagency.com/writer/samuel-bjork/). This is a little premature too, considering that so far there are only two books in the series. Bjørk has a bright future among the stars of Nordic crime writing, but his publicists should curb their enthusiasm.