ForenSeek Podcast Episode 3 Is Out!

Mercedes Bentso (real name Linda-Maria Roine) is a pioneering Finnish female rapper with an interest in true crime. We interviewed her about the topics of crime, dark history, and her personal experiences in the Finnish criminal underworld. We… Read More

A Night in a Haunted (?) Mansion

In Halloween 2019, a unique opportunity was presented to me: spend a night at Villa Marjaniemi, a villa with a colorful history that includes service as a code-breaking facility during World War II. Like many an old mansion,… Read More

Vanished Without a Trace. Interview with the daughter of a missing person.

True crime doesn’t get more personal than this. On 15h May 2003 Kai Salomaa, a man from Vaasa, Finland, disappeared. He was last seen leaving the yard of a house in Karvia, Finland, in his car. For some… Read More

The Avenger. A Finnish true crime story.

The following is a strange true crime story from the history of Finland. The text is from the book Poliisi kertoo 1985, and was translated by Salla Juntunen. The term “troll” is now widely used in reference to… Read More

Interview with horror author Marko Hautala.

Marko Hautala is one of Finland’s best contemporary writers. His books employ the methods of horror and thriller literature to look into the minds and pasts of their characters – with terrifying results. Order his books here. Below… Read More