Category Iceland

Fermented Shark Optional – my experience at #IcelandNoir

In this article Tricia, a creative writing graduate, crime fiction fan and regular volunteer at Bloody Scotland,  shares with us her experience of Iceland Noir. Thank you Tricia! It’s not often in this life that you get to achieve a long-held dream and even rarer when you get to do it in the company of […]

#IcelandNoir Festival 2018 A review!

The dust (but not the ash cloud) has settled over the Iceland Noir crime fiction festival which was held between 15th and 18th November 2018 in Reykjavík.  We had a couple of willing volunteers there to review it for us. This first piece is by regular guest blogger Ewa Sherman who was Head of Volunteers […]

Nordic Noir Inspired Festive Wishlist (with discount code!)

If you are looking for gift ideas or want to treat yourself to something special or fun during the holidays this is a good place to start. We have been window shopping for a while and want to let you know what we like. Hopefully you will find something to enjoy over winter.  First up […]

A multiplicity of female characters – Trap by Lilja Sigurdardottir – #Giveaway

What Lilja does so well in her writing is tell an exciting, terrifyingly realistic human story through a multiplicity of female characters. The story is revealed through the roles of women; lover, hard worker, caring mother, controlling mother, scared wife, dying wife, alpha female and totally mental double-crossing psychopathic control freak.  I can’t recall another […]

Loner by Hildur Sif Thorarensen #Iceland #Norway #Review

Loner, original title Einfari, is a debut novel by Icelandic author Hildur Sif Thorarensen.  Hildur Sif lives in Oslo where she currently studies medicine (having previously completed Master’s Degree in Software Engineering and Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science). Judging by her desire to learn and to experience more, it’s no surprise that in any spare moment […]

Kin by Snorri Kristjansson #bookreview #guestblogger

It’s summer of 970. Meet the clan. A young woman Helga Finnsdottir has been living with the family for eleven years. She’s bright, intelligent, brave, and very anxious about forthcoming reunion at the settlement. Viking warlord Unnthor Reginsson has retired from the longboats and settled down with Hildigunnur in a remote valley and now leads […]

Indridason News

I’m delighted to feature an exclusive extract from Arnaldur Indriðason’s The Shadow Killer on the blog today. Plus: to celebrate the publication of the novel, the good people at Harvill Secker have donated two copies to give away to UK readers! All you need to do is answer one simple question (see the bottom of […]

5 MOMENTS THAT DEFINE YOUR ICELANDIC EXPERIENCE

Nice article about travels in Iceland for those interested in visiting TravellingPeoples.com Words and Images by Loo Kin Hong—  Iceland is known for her majestic nature that charms visitors with her beauty and serenity. Her natural beauty offers almost all the natural scenery of the world on one island. Travelling in Iceland is an experience […]

Trapped Series 2 – Trailer!

Trapped series 1 (2015) was amazing.  Series 2 looks like it will be just as good. Trapped 2 will have 10 episodes and is filmed in Siglufjordur in Northern Iceland and Reykjavik.  It will feature the same police team as season 1. The word on the street is it will be aired in the winter […]

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 […]