Category Iceland

Snare by Lilja Sigurdardottir – A risk worth taking

This book is a tense tale of risk, deception, smuggling and love. Sonja has found herself in a situation where she is forced to smuggle cocaine whilst attempting to maintain relationships with the people in her life and slowly developing a plan to escape her situation. Sonja’s lover Agla is currently being prosecuted for her part […]

Nordic Noir @North Finchley

Save the Date! For those in the North Finchley area, Mark Nagle is putting together a Nordic month which is pretty exciting and I hope some of you can go to the events as it promises to be an excellent meeting of fan minds! These are the plans so far: Tuesday 3rd October, 1800 – […]

Newcastle Noir on film!

The fabulous Newcastle Noir festival has just taken place and some of it was captured on film by Ariane with her GoPro.  See how many of your favourite authors you can spot! If you enjoyed that you may enjoy this. Thanks for watching!

Quais du Polar by Lilja Sigurdardottir

Quais du Polar is France´s biggest festival of crime fiction, attracting tens of thousands of readers every year. The festival is different from many others in the sense that it is a book-selling event on a large scale, and the panels and on-stage interviews with the authors are just the icing on the cake.   […]

Rupture by Ragnar Jonasson

‘There was something sinister about this whole affair, Ari Thor thought, some inexplicable incident  that had been kept secret. He was certain that he was coming closer to a solution, but he would need to dig deeper.’ (Rupture by R. Jonasson) I have a colleague at work who has been to Iceland and has lumps […]

Out On The Ice by Grant Nicol

Grant Nicol is an author who follows the story. Wherever it takes him, and he won’t stop until the story is firmly expressed in words. To start with, after several trips to the land of ice and fire he settled in Reykjavík and produced three books: On A Small Island, The Mistake and A Place […]

The Ice Lands by Steinar Bragi

This beautiful hardback , The Ice Lands by Steinar Bragi took me by surprise.  On first glance it is a handsome book with a black cover, Nordic looking cover art and the slightly chilling sentence above the title ‘They thought they were alone…’  The cover promises the story of an ambitious camping trip in Iceland’s […]

Icelandic Connections by Ewa Sherman (Guest Blogger)

Sometimes you find a literary gem all by yourself. Sometimes you need a helping hand. I’ve just read an incredible book Angels of the Universe by Einar Már Guðmundsson, the Icelandic author of novels, short stories and poetry; a book that made a lasting impression on the Icelandic nation, and all those who had an […]

Iceland Noir – a short film about experience 

This film is all about experience at a crime writing festival in Reykjavik, Iceland. It contains interviews with authors, fans and one of the festival organisers as well as images, music and some text. It was made as piece of academic work in 2014 to allow me to explore videography as a tool for research. […]

Chilled to the Bone – An Icelandic Murder Mystery

Chilled to the Bone is the third book by Quentin Bates to feature Sergeant Gunnhildur Gisladottir.  Set in Iceland the tale starts when an elderly ship owner is found dead, tied to a bed in a fancy Reykjavik hotel.  It is a tale of bondage, blackmail and government secrets.  Underlying it all is a typically […]