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Cold as Hell by Lilja Sigardardóttir

Translated by Quentin Bates — Multi-award winning Icelandic author and playwright Lilja Sigardardóttir really grabbed our attention with her Reykjavik Noir trilogy. Snare, Trap and Cage are perfectly encapsulated noir stories about ordinary people caught up in the underbelly of Icelandic society. Yet when you…
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Interview: Sólveig Pálsdóttir

Earlier in 2021, we reviewed Silenced, the second crime novel to appear in English from Icelandic crime author Sólveig Pálsdóttir. Following on from The Fox, also reviewed on our site, Silenced sees Reykjavik detective Gudgier Fransson investigating the death of a woman in prison. Both…
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Silenced by Solveig Palsdottir

Translated by Quentin Bates — Corylus Books was set up a year or two ago with the aim of publishing crime novels that might not normally make it into English translation, and Silenced by Solveig Palsdottir is the company’s third release, following Solveig’s earlier novel…
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Winterkill

The sixth and possibly final novel in Ragnar Jonasson‘s Dark Iceland series might just be the best. It’s the writing that’s so captivating – thanks in part to translator David Warriner, but also because of the considered way Ragnar highlights the issues that surround a…
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