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Any crime story set in Iceland is always going to be a locked room mystery to a greater or lesser extent.
It’s an island with a population of 330,000 people, equivalent to somewhere like Croydon or Bielefeld, although with rather more jagged scenery and less predictable weather. Those 330,000 people are the entire population of this little country, and around half of them live in the southwest corner, either in the Reykjavík region or within commuting distance of it.