Ten years later a small group of friends go for a weekend in an old hunting lodge in Elliðaey. But one of them isn't going to make it out alive. The newest superstar on the Icelandic crime fiction scene has arrived with a superb followup to The Darkness. A place completely cut off from the outside world, to reconnect.
The Island: A Thriller The Hulda Series Book 2 #ad - And detective inspector Hulda Hermannsdóttir is determined to find the truth in the darkness. Ragnar jonasson burst onto the american scene with Snowblind and Nightblind, the first two novels in the Ari Thor thriller series, and the praise was overwhelming. With the darkness, he launched a new series featuring a completely new sleuth, Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdottir of the Reykjavik Police department.
The island is the second book in this series.
The Darkness: A Thriller The Hulda Series Book 1Minotaur Books #ad - Meanwhile the clock is ticking. Hulda will find the killer, even if it means putting her own life in danger. Soon hulda discovers that another young woman vanished at the same time, and that no one is telling her the whole story. She knows which one: the Russian woman whose hope for asylum ended on the dark, cold shore of an unfamiliar country.
But before she leaves she is given two weeks to solve a single cold case of her choice. She dreads the loneliness, and the memories of her dark past that threaten to come back to haunt her. Even her colleagues in the police seem determined to put the brakes on her investigation. After a cursory investigation, the death is declared a suicide and the case is quietly closed.
The Darkness: A Thriller The Hulda Series Book 1 #ad - Over a year later detective inspector Hulda Hermannsdóttir of the Reykjavík police is forced into early retirement at 64. Spanning the icy streets of reykjavik, isolated fjords, the Icelandic highlands and cold, The Darkness is an atmospheric thriller from Ragnar Jonasson, one of the most exciting names in Nordic Noir.
The body of a young Russian woman washes up on an Icelandic shore.
Rupture: An Ari Thor Thriller The Dark Iceland Series Book 4Minotaur Books #ad - With a stalker on the loose, and the town in quarantine, the past might just come back to haunt them. But the case proves difficult in a town where no one wants to know the truth, where secrets are a way of life. Hailed for combining the darkness of Nordic Noir with classic mystery writing, atmospheric, author Ragnar Jonasson’s books are haunting, and complex.
Things take a sinister turn when a child goes missing in broad daylight. A huge bestseller in england, france, and Australia, the fourth book in the Ari Thor thriller series from a spectacular new crime writer. He's assisted by Ísrún, a news reporter in Reykjavik who is investigating an increasingly chilling case of her own.
Rupture: An Ari Thor Thriller The Dark Iceland Series Book 4 #ad - . Rupture, the latest ari thór thriller, delivers another dark mystery that is chillingly stunning with its complexity and fluidity. Young policeman ari thór tries to solve a 50-year-old murder when new evidence surfaces.
Blackout: An Ari Thor Thriller The Dark Iceland Series Book 3Minotaur Books #ad - It’s good enough to share shelf space with the works of Yrsa Sigurdardottir and Arnaldur Indridason, Iceland’s crime novel royalty. The washington posthailed for combining the darkness of Nordic Noir with classic mystery writing in the tradition of Agatha Christie, atmospheric, author Ragnar Jonasson’s books are haunting, and complex.
Blackout, the latest ari Thór thriller, delivers another dark mystery that is chillingly stunning with its complexity and fluidity. On the shores of a tranquil fjord in Northern Iceland, a man is brutally beaten to death on a bright summer's night. Beautifully written and elegantly paced with a plot that only gradually becomes visible, as if the reader had been staring into the freezing fog waiting for shapes to emerge.
Blackout: An Ari Thor Thriller The Dark Iceland Series Book 3 #ad - The guardian, uk readers' books of the year 2016"A chiller of a thriller whose style and pace are influenced by Jonasson’s admiration for Agatha Christie. What secrets does the dead man harbour, unspoken horrors from the past threaten them all, and the darkness deepens, and what is the young reporter hiding? As silent, it's a race against time to find the killer before someone else dies.
A huge bestseller in england, france, and Australia, the third book in the Dark Iceland series from a spectacular new crime writer. Easily the best yet. As the 24-hour light of the arctic summer is transformed into darkness by an ash cloud from a recent volcanic eruption, a young reporter leaves Reykajvik to investigate on her own, unaware that an innocent person's life hangs in the balance.
Ari thor arason and his colleagues on the tiny police force in Siglufjordur struggle with an increasingly perplexing case, while their own serious personal problems push them to the limit.
The Mist The Hulda Series Book 3Minotaur Books #ad - And detective Hulda will be haunted forever. The final nail-biting installment in Ragnar Jonasson's critically-acclaimed Hidden Iceland series, The Mist, from the newest superstar on the Icelandic crime fiction scene. 1987. An isolated farm house in the east of Iceland. The snowstorm should have shut everybody out.
. Not all will survive the night. But it didn't. The couple should never have let him in. But they did. An unexpected guest, a liar, a killer.
Nightblind: A Thriller The Dark Iceland Series Book 2Minotaur Books #ad - Chilling and complex, Nightblind is an extraordinary thriller from Ragnar Jonasson, an undeniable new talent. Ari thor arason is a local policeman who has an uneasy relationship with the villagers in an idyllically quiet fishing village in Northern Iceland—where no one locks their doors. The peace of this close-knit community is shattered by a murder.
It becomes all too clear that tragic events from the past are weaving a sinister spell that may threaten them all. One of ari’s colleagues is gunned down at point-blank range in the dead of night in a deserted house. With a killer on the loose and the dark Arctic waters closing in, it falls to Ari Thor to piece together a puzzle that involves a new mayor and a psychiatric ward in Reykjavik.
Snowblind: A Thriller The Dark Iceland Series Book 1Minotaur Books #ad - He has a past that he's unable to leave behind. What: a young woman is found lying half-naked in the snow, bleeding and unconscious, and a highly esteemed elderly writer falls to his death. Past plays tag with the present and the claustrophobic tension mounts, while Ari is thrust ever deeper into his own darkness—blinded by snow and with a killer on the loose.
Taut and terrifying, Snowblind is a startling debut from an extraordinary new talent. Where: a quiet fishing village in northern Iceland, where no one locks their doors. It is accessible only via a small mountain tunnel. Who: ari thor is a rookie policeman on his first posting, far from his girlfriend in Reykjavik.
Snowblind: A Thriller The Dark Iceland Series Book 1 #ad - . Ari is dragged straight into the heart of a community where he can trust no one, and secrets and lies are a way of life.
The Whisperer Inspector Sejer Mysteries Book 13Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - In this tense and twisty latest from norway’s maven of crime, time shifts between Inspector Sejer’s interrogation of the accused Ragna Reigel and the shocking events that led up to her arrest. How did this lonely, quiet woman come to kill a man—or did she? How did a lonely, quiet woman come to kill a man—or did she? Ragna Riegel is a soft-spoken woman of routines.
Sejer thinks it is an open-and-shut case, but is it? Compelling and unnerving, The Whisperer probes plausible madness in everyday life and asks us to question assumptions even in its final moments. With the arrival of the letter, ragna’s carefully constructed life begins to unravel into a nightmare—threatened by an unknown enemy, and eventually others like it, paranoid and unable to sleep, her isolation becomes all the more extreme.
The Whisperer Inspector Sejer Mysteries Book 13 #ad - Ragna’s distress does culminate in a death, but she is the perpetrator rather than the victim. The whisperer shifts between Inspector Sejer’s interrogation of Ragna and the shocking events that led up to her arrest. She must have order in her life, and she does, until one day she finds a letter in her mailbox with her name on the envelope and a clear threat written in block capitals on the sheet inside.
The Chestnut Man: A NovelHarper #ad - Finn—soon to be a netflix original serIES. If you find one, he’s already found youa psychopath is terrorizing Copenhagen. His calling card is a “chestnut man”—a handmade doll made of matchsticks and two chestnuts—which he leaves at each bloody crime scene. Examining the dolls, forensics makes a shocking discovery—a fingerprint belonging to a young girl, a government minister’s daughter who had been kidnapped and murdered a year ago.
A tragic coincidence—or something more twisted?To save innocent lives, a pair of detectives must put aside their differences to piece together the Chestnut Man’s gruesome clues. Because it’s clear that the madman is on a mission that is far from over. And no one is safe. A best book of the year: kirkus, new york times book reviewa book of the month club selection | an indie next pickfrom the creatOR OF THE HIT TELEVISION SHOW THE KILLING, Library Journal, “a full-throttle thriller in the tradition of classic Stieg Larsson” A.
The Reckoning: A Thriller Children's House Book 2Minotaur Books #ad - Her father appears to have forgotten to pick her up, her mother has forgotten to give her this week’s pocket money, and the school is already locked for the day. With no way to call home, she resigns herself to waiting on the steps until her father remembers her. Grownups, she decides, are useless. When a girl approaches, vaka recognizes her immediately from class, and from her unusual appearance: two of her fingers are missing.
That afternoon is the last time anyone sees Vaka. Detective huldar and child psychologist Freyja are called in. Vaka sits, regretting her choice of coat, on the cold steps of her new school. The girl lives at the back of the school, on the other side of a high fence, and Vaka asks to call her father from the girl's house.
The Reckoning: A Thriller Children's House Book 2 #ad - The reckoning is the stunning follow-up to The Legacy, which was the start of a thrilling new series that Booklist starred recommends for fans of Tana French. Soon, they find themselves at the heart of another shocking case. From the international number one-bestselling author of The Silence of the Sea, winner of the 2015 Petrona Award for Best Scandinavian Crime Novel Yrsa Sigurdardottir returns with the follow-up to The Legacy.