Bernie Gunther’s last stand

On the Radar — That sad day will soon be upon. Yes, Philip Kerr’s final Bernie Gunther novel is hitting the shelves soon and it’s…

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Stone cold killers in Iceland

On the Radar — We’ve probably said it before, but Iceland seems disproportionately blessed with fine crime fiction authors despite the country’s lack of actual…

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Whiteout

Written by Ragnar Jonasson, translated by Quentin Bates — The love for Iceland and murderous thoughts being harboured in its snow-covered landscapes shows no sign…

Investigations in Auschwitz

On the Radar — This week’s new books column opens with the latest inventive novel by Chris Petit, who has set Pale Horse Riding within…

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Rupture

Ragnar Jonasson’s Dark Iceland series began with Snowblind, and has continued with Blackout and Nightblind. Rupture fits between the latter two, and sees our detective…

Rupture

Written by Ragnar Jonasson, translated by Quentin Bates — Iceland’s modern answer to Agatha Christie is back in fine fettle, with a tale of two mysteries set in the northernmost…

Iceland Noir: Magical murder tour

What is it that makes Icelandic crime fiction so captivating? It was the Magical Murder Tour that wrapped up Iceland Noir yesterday which provided many of…

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Blackout

Written by Ragnar Jonasson, translated by Quentin Bates — Icelandic writer Ragnar Jonasson and his young detective Ari Thor had established a considerable fan base,…

Medieval monk murder mystery & more

On the Radar — Yes it’s all about setting this week as Cardiff detective Fiona Griffiths ventures into the countryside to investigate a body found in…

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Nightblind

Written by Ragnar Jonasson, translated by Quentin Bates — With its unique blend of a Golden Age-style mystery and a bleak, frozen Icelandic setting, Snowblind…

NTN: The five best debuts of 2015

New Talent November has had its highlights for sure. We met the women authors to watch for in 2016, and some of America’s hottest new crime…

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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…