Winterkill, by Ragnar Jónasson – book review

A great read about Ragnar Jonasson’s latest book Winterkill written by blogger Richard at CafeThinking, I had to share it!


It’s hard to be objective about this one. Winterkill is the encore that the public demanded: the end of the Dark Iceland series that made such a splash for Icelandic crime fiction and for some of us personally. The series made Ragnar Jónasson a star for English-language readers. The very name of the piece, Winterkill, sounds like a Bond movie and the Dark Iceland marketing has the swagger to match. Jónasson’s been doing other work since, but this is a return to his old stamping ground, bringing some of the old cast together for a reunion. The first clue that this one’s a bit different from what came before is the announcement that this novel was written and published first in French, not in Icelandic. Iceland Noir belongs to us all these days.

Cover of Winterkill by Ragnar Jonasson

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