Reykjavik Nights

Following the unresolved ending of Strange Shores, the final novel in his Erlendur series, Indridason transports us back in time to the beginning of the…

Reykjavik Nights

Written by Arnaldur Indridason — Following the teasing, ambiguous and melancholy end to Strange Shores – which is said to be the final novel in…

First look: Erlendur begins…

If you’re one of the many lovers of Scandinavian crime fiction who was sorry to hear that Strange Shores brought an end to Arnaldur Indridason’s…

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Cold Steal

Written by Quentin Bates — This is not the first novel we’ve reviewed in the series featuring indomitable, good-natured Icelandic detective Gunnhildur Gisladottir, and I…

The Flatey Enigma

Jeremy Megraw has chosen The Flatey Enigma as his top book choice of 2013. “A mesmerising, ambient mystery with a strange beauty to it,” he…

Strange Shores

Written by Arnaldur Indridason, translated by Victoria Cribb — Sad news for fans of Iceland’s Arnaldur Indridason. Strange Shores is the last in the series…

Interview: Elizabeth Hand

A lapsed Catholic whose father was a New York State judge for 40 years, and whose mother read crime voraciously, Elizabeth Hand had her first…

Black Skies

Written by Arnaldur Indridason — If you’ve read Stieg Larsson, Jo Nesbo or Henning Mankell and want to deepen your experience of the Nordic Noir…

The Flatey Enigma

Written by Viktor Arnar Ingolfsson — Fortunately for us, two of the 10 Icelandic books selected for English translation by the new AmazonCrossing publishing initiative…

Available Dark

Cass Neary exists on the edge of society. She received critical acclaim for her book of photography Dead Girls early on in life but after…

Available Dark

Written by Elizabeth Hand — This is the second Cass Neary thriller, following on from Generation Loss. Not having read that book didn’t prevent me…

Ashes to Dust

Written by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir — In the early hours of 23 January 1973, the Eldfell volcano erupted on the island of Heimæy; the only inhabited…