This is a list of Nordic Noir Fiction recommended by [and for] the game development team.


  • Phantom by Jo Nesbø (Harry Hole #9). Excellent stuff on old ghosts (methaphorical, not supernatural) and source for Family ideas (the “Old boy” or “Dubai” is definately a bloodbound).

Other languages

  • Stum sitter guden (Maria Wern #1) by Anna Jansson. One of the original inspirations for this game. Available at least in German, Finnish, French, Spanish, and Swedish.


  • The Crow Girl by Erik Axl Sund. A dark inward spiral with evil families/bloodlines, the dispossed, and truly vile acts.
  • Marked for Life by Emelie Schepp.