The Sandhamn Murders

Nordic crime meets beautiful island scenery in this series based on the popular novels by Viveca Sten.
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  1. 1. Part 1
    November 12, 2018
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    During an early morning swim at the beach, Nora encounters a dead body in the water. Directed by Marcus Olsson, 2010.
  2. 2. Part 2
    December 20, 2010
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    Nora helps a friend on the police force investigate, which leads to a suspect and a jealous husband. Directed by Marcus Olsson, 2010.
  3. 3. Part 3
    December 21, 2010
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    Nora's children go missing and she turns to her friend Signe for support. Directed by Marcus Olsson, 2010.

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3.4 out of 5 stars

19 global ratings

  1. 35% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 16% of reviews have 4 stars
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Kass McGannReviewed in the United States on November 14, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Light Scandi Noir series
The Sandhamn Murders are police procedurals set on the Swedish island of Sandhamn in the Stockholm archipelago, a popular place for summer cottages. They are based on the books by Viveca Sten. The stories are heavily influenced by the surrounding landscape of the sea.

Each season has three episodes, which comprise a self-contained story. There are five seasons. Each Tuesday MHz releases another season/three episodes that can be watched together.

Each episode is about 45-52 minutes long, not allowing any deep character or plot development. But the stories are good and the plot twists intriguing.

I'm not going to rave about them because they aren't deep or complex. But they are a fun watch in the Scandi Noir genre. And they're tons better than almost every English language cop show I've seen in the last 10 years.

The first series would have been a lot better without the annoying jealous husband, certainly. But the resolution to the story was excellent.
27 people found this helpful
Vickie324Reviewed in the United States on June 14, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Love this show!
not understanding some of the poor reviews. This show is fun, has beautiful scenery, and compelling characters. I feel like I am transported to another life - spending a carefree summer in a beautiful villa overlooking the ocean, with cool breezes. (living in Florida where it is perpetually hot and humid makes these breezy scenes particularly compelling!) A nice diversion as we live through this awful COVID 19 time.
12 people found this helpful
scurtisReviewed in the United States on March 9, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Surprisingly not good
Beautiful scenery, but no thinking required, which makes it extremely dull, in the end. However, the worst aspect of this is the annoying, herky-jerky way that it's filmed, like someone's drunk uncle filming a family BBQ with a camcorder in 1992. Maybe that's supposed to add realism, but it's stupid and makes the whole thing feel amateurish, and it is impossible to watch. A toss up as to whether I'd get seasick or bored first, but since both only took about 20 minutes, I gave up.
16 people found this helpful
TedReviewed in the United States on February 18, 2022
2.0 out of 5 stars
Unsatisfying mystery — with two very unsympathetic main characters.
You want a whodunnit to surprise. This one was all too predictable. You want an appealing hero; this one, a Swedish cop, was lumpish, inarticulate, and careless, and never displays any crime-fighting skills. Yet the female lead, a mother of two, throw herself at him and is all too eager to leave her husband for him. Go figure.
8 people found this helpful
Tanya DulaneyReviewed in the United States on December 9, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
What's not to like with two leading men options for the lead female?
The setting for this Swedish light murder mystery is this lovely island archipelago. We just started with season 1, 3 episodes, and we love the setting. We are watching with English subtitles and the dialogue is not overly quick or complex; as a result we are not stressed out reading it.
We like the ambience, the feel of it. The main character's feelings are not flighty but have a depth to them, as well as the main detective. It leaves you with a good feeling.
10 people found this helpful
theotherotherWBReviewed in the United States on November 20, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Cool Show!
Nothing redefining your brain here. Zero noir euro violence, no sex or nudity whatsoever. So if that's your par, you're want something else... But if you're into the euro-mini-mystery-serial series thing, like I am, you'll be right at home. Excellent subtitles, the characters are likeable, be the setting completely unrealistic! that's half the fun. Enjoy. I did!
16 people found this helpful
runbeiReviewed in the United States on November 7, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
I'm enjoying these mysteries very much, even though author Viveca Sten clearly subscribes to the Dorothy Sayers formula for women writing mysteries for women: damaged (or alternatively, wealthy, handsome, sophisticated upper-class) detective enters the world of a bored young beautiful rich woman who has it all - and take it from there Dorothy/Viveca. But these are so well-done and pleasantly watchable that I just can't give a d**n. Aside from the alcoholic indoor camera person with a bad case of the shakes in the first series, they are very fine. Tak sa mycket, Sweden.
3 people found this helpful
Loves LabsReviewed in the United States on August 16, 2022
5.0 out of 5 stars
Surprisingly Addictive
This is a very pleasant and well written show. The heroine is lovely, but more importantly is the moral compass for the show. The male lead is fine, but looks too serious most of the time. The series is beautifully filmed. From the gorgeous Swedish island, to the homes, the boats, the casting choices and wardrobe choices; it's a joy to watch. The dialog is great and the stories always have a twist. Granted, happy ending for everyone. They tackle some tough subjects like men who prey on little boys and drug use. I doubt if American Tv would go this far. You won't be sorry you watched.
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