Tag Archives: Reykjavik

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 […]

Blackout by Ragnar Jonasson

‘There had been no preconceptions about Iceland in her mind; the only things about which she had been certain were that it would be cold, probably snowy, and it might be dark’ Blackout, Chapter 13, Ragnar Jonasson We have been following author Ragnar Jonasson‘s writing career with interest as his books are translated from Icelandic […]

New Year, New Noir

Happy New Year! Here are five of our favourite things which you may like to explore in the next 12 months: For the Nordic Noir viewer: Presuming you have already watched the latest series of The Bridge, our top DVD series recommendation is Eyewitness. This dark 6 part TV mini series from Norway and is […]

Review: ‘The Mistake’ by Grant Nicol

Grant Nicol’s novella The Mistake will be released on January 13th by Number Thirteen Press. This must surely be a case of two negatives creating a positive because it’s a fast paced, decently researched, imaginative piece of writing. Set in Reykjavik, Iceland, the story contains some comment on the uglier elements of modern society and […]