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Book review: Whiteout, by Ragnar Jónasson

Ragnar Jónasson is an Icelandic lawyer, university lecturer, TV journalist and crime fiction writer with eight books to his name, five of which (the ‘Dark Iceland’ series featuring young police officer Ari Thór Arason) have been translated into English. 364 more words

Book review: Snare, by Lilja Sigurðardóttir

Lilja Sigurðardóttir is an Icelandic crime novelist and playwright. (Note that the ‘Sigurðardóttir’ patronymic doesn’t imply any genealogical connection with fellow Icelandic crime novelist Yrsa Sigurðardóttir: it merely means their fathers had the same first name.) Of Lilja’s five novels to date, only one, … 383 more words

Book review: Nightblind, by Ragnar Jónasson

Ragnar Jónasson is an Icelandic lawyer, TV reporter, translator and crime novelist best known for his ‘Dark Iceland’ series featuring policeman Ari Thór Arason, of which four books are now available in English translation (though not in their chronological or series order). 288 more words

Book review: The Flatey Enigma, by Viktor Arnar Ingólfsson

Viktor Arnar Ingólfsson is an Icelandic crime fiction writer and public roads administrator. He has written six novels to date, four of which have been translated into English, and he has twice been the Icelandic nominee for the Scandinavia-wide Glass Key Award for crime fiction. 511 more words

Book review: The Shadow District, by Arnaldur Indriðason

Arnaldur Indriðason is an Icelandic crime fiction writer best known for his novels featuring the detective Erlendur. I’ve previously reviewed one of those, Strange Shores… 427 more words

Book review: Snowblind, by Ragnar Jónasson

Ragnar Jónasson is an Icelandic lawyer, lecturer, and former TV reporter who has performed the translation of much of the Agatha Christie canon into Icelandic, whose ‘Dark Iceland’ crime novels, set in the small northern Icelandic township of Siglufjörður and featuring the rookie policeman Ari Thór Arason, a Reykjavík native newly posted to the insular town’s police force, have been gaining international attention and critical acclaim over the past couple of years. 534 more words

Book review: The Hitman's Guide to Housecleaning, by Hallgrímur Helgason

Hallgrímur Helgason is an Icelandic novelist, artist, and translator who writes in Icelandic and English. Two of his novels have been made into movies, and his artwork has been exhibited in Paris, Boston, and New York as well as in his native Reykjavík. 368 more words