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Snowblind

Our thirst for Scandinavian gloom, death and despair remains unquenched. Ragnar Jónasson takes us to the bleak and suitably isolated town of Siglufjörđur, about as far north-west as it is possible to go in Iceland without falling into the icy waters of the Denmark Strait….
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Snowblind

Written by Ragnar Jónasson, translated by Quentin Bates — What expectations do you find yourself harbouring when you pick up a Scandinavian crime novel? Nordic noir is the term that comes to mind. Cold, dark winters, sombre landscapes, a lonely male detective and a plot…
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A Killing of Angels

Written by Kate Rhodes — It’s several years since the financial crisis hit but it seems there’s no let-up in the banker bashing. In the case of the second book in the Alice Quentin series, bankers have to endure a bit more than a bashing…
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66 North: Fire & Ice Book II

Written by Michael Ridpath — When we first met Detective Magnus Jónsson of the Boston Police Department in Where the Shadows Lie, he was seconded to Reykjavík Violent Crimes Unit and followed the trail of a killer intent on getting hold of a previously unknown…
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