Tag Archives: Siglufjordur

A great character driven police procedural Winterkill by Ragnar Jonasson

Those of you who have read Ragnar’s Dark Iceland Series will know that these books are really well written. They are not fast paced thrillers but are solid mystery solving stories. Set in the north of Iceland the landscape of the town, Siglufjordur, and surroundings plays its part in Winterkill as in previous stories. In […]

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 […]

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 […]

Stop Press! TV rights for Ragnar Jonasson’s Dark Iceland Series sold to UK production company

Nordic Noir just received this press release. Hopefully we will see more of Iceland on our TV screens: Orenda Books is delighted to announce that On the Corner, the UK production company responsible for the Academy Award-winning Amy, has acquired the TV rights for Ragnar Jónasson’s Dark Iceland series. The deal was negotiated by Luke […]

Labour of Love and Trout Feet by guest blogger Ewa Sherman

Sunday morning. I’m drinking coffee and eating a cinnamon bun. I’ve just emailed my review of Nightblind by Ragnar Jónasson, in masterful translation by Quentin Bates, and need to read another Icelandic book! Suddenly I remember Bowline (Pelastikk)!  I got a copy of this Icelandic classic some time ago but was waiting for the right moment […]