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The Fox

The Fox is Sólveig Pálsdóttir’s first book translated into English. With its grey, gloomy and unpredictable landscape and equally dark plot it is a prime example of the Nordic noir novels readers have grown to love. When Sajee Gunawardena finds herself desperate and without work…
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The Fox by Sólveig Pálsdóttir

Translated by Quentin Bates — The Fox has the perfect mix of the elements readers have grown to love, expect and even demand from Nordic noir novels. In this crime-in-translation debut by Sólveig Pálsdóttir the landscape and characters are grey, gloomy and unpredictable. The plot…
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Cold-blooded crime fiction

Despite what A Game of Thrones fans will tell you, crime fiction is really the genre you want for tales of fire and ice. Iceland is our epicentre this week, as we start our new books column off with Cold Malice, the latest from Quentin…
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Cold Breath

A mysterious Middle-eastern philanthropist, whisked into frigid Iceland under cover of darkness, is put up in a remote cabin. He’s a special guest of the interior minister, with all the protection that affords. Reykjavik detective Gunnhildur’s reluctant duty is to babysit the charismatic mystery man…
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Cold Breath

Written by Quentin Bates — A British maritime expert who lived in Iceland for many years, Quentin Bates began his Gunnhildur series with Frozen Out back in 2011. Now we’re hitting the seventh novel, things are just as cold but there are some new challenges…
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