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October 9 2017

Discount: Operation Napoleon by Arnaldur Indriðason

A mesmerizing international thriller that sweeps from modern Iceland to Nazi Germany, get a digital copy of Arnaldur Indriðason's Operation Napoleon for only $2.99 through the month of...
January 27 2017

“Campari Thorange” Cocktail

When you take a job as a local policeman in a small town in Northern Iceland like Ari Thor Arason, life can seem dull. But just because excitement isn't happening around you, that doesn't...
January 27 2017

Review: Snowblind by Ragar Jonasson

Taut and terrifying, Snowblind is a startling debut from the extraordinary new talent Ragnar Jonasson (available January 31, 2017). Ari Thor Arason is about to finish his police training—the...
January 10 2017

What Is Your Favorite Winter Mystery Locale?

Brrr. It’s getting cold out there! With all the snow hitting the east coast, we started to think about all the winter mysteries out there.  There’s something extra sinister...
December 8 2016

Murder, Mystery, and Scandinavia: The Perfect Combination

If you like the setting of your murder mysteries to take place in a cold, snowy climate, you’re not alone. The newest and bloodiest murder mysteries now seem to take place in Scandinavia....
September 13 2016

11 of the Best Fictional Island Cops

Most of us love the idea of islands—their beauty, their singularity, their separation from the wider world. And, of course, we all believe that life may somehow be easier on islands, more...
April 7 2016

Q&A with Quentin Bates, Author of Thin Ice

A few weeks ago, Quentin Bates—author of Thin Ice—wrote a wonderful blog post about how difficult it is to execute a successful crime in Iceland, making it even more difficult to write...
March 19 2016

Iceland: A Locked Room Mystery on a Grand Scale

This original blog post by author Quentin Bates is part 1 of a 2 part series including an exclusive Q&A featuring questions from YOU, the readers. To win a copy of Quentin's new book Thin...
February 13 2015

Fresh Meat: Someone to Watch Over Me by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir

Someone to Watch Over Me by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir is the 5th legal thriller set in Iceland featuring attorney Thóra Gudmundsdóttir (available February 17, 2015). That chill...
March 17 2014

Helpful Tourist Joins Search Party Looking For...Herself?

A change of clothes really can make you feel like a new woman. According to the Toronto Sun: [During a guided tour's rest stop] One of the women on the bus left to change her clothes and...
February 21 2014

Thor Versus Loki? Raganrok this Saturday!

No, this isn't another Marvel superhero movie, at least not yet. What this is is another end-of-days prophecy, this time courtesy of the Vikings. We've heard it before: Y2K, The Rapture,...
September 15 2013

Fresh Meat: Black Skies by Arnaldur Indridason

Black Skies by Arnaldur Indridason, translated by Victoria Cribb, is the eighth in the Inspector Erlandur procedural series set in Iceland (available September 17, 2013). Sigurdur Óli is...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
February 21 2013

Fresh Meat: The Day is Dark by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir

The Day is Dark by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir is the fourth mystery featuring attorney Thóra Gudmundsdóttir (available February 26, 2013). At an author event in the spring of 2012,...
February 11 2013

Bring Him One Extra-Firm To Go

A 50-year-old man in Iceland was fined a total of nearly 40,000 Icelandic kroner for eating the mattress in his jail cell. It all started at a hotel near Keflavík Airport where the fellow...
January 6 2013

Scene of the Crime in Reykjavík

If you’re as captivated by Icelandic crime fiction as we are you’ll want to know about the guided “Reykjavík Criminally” walks run by the Reykjavík City Library...
November 5 2012

Those Darn Cats!

It was only a matter of time. First they took the Internet with their antics, worming their way into our hearts and minds. Making fools of themselves for the humans. Lulling us into submission. Now...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
September 1 2012

Fresh Meat: Outrage by Arnaldur Indriðason

Outrage by Arnaldur Indriðason is the latest of the Reykjavík-based Inspector Erlendur thrillers to be released in the United States (available September 18, 2012). A woman is raped....
Leslie Gilbert Elman
March 19 2012

Fresh Meat: Ashes to Dust by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir

Ashes to Dust by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir is the third book in the Thóra Gudmundsdóttir thriller series (available March 27, 2012). In January 1973, the Eldfell volcano on the Icelandic island of...
March 6 2012

Now Win This!: Yrsa Sigurdardottir’s Ashes to Dust

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February 2 2012

Fresh Meat: Available Dark by Elizabeth Hand

Photographer Cass Neary is already wanted by the police for questioning when she receives a suspicious job offer that sends her from Helsinki to Iceland… with murder following her every step. I’m...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
January 24 2012

Making Iceland Ours: First Contraband, Next City State

Now that Contraband, based on the Icelandic film Reykjavík-Rotterdam  and with a screenplay by crime novelist Arnaldur Indridason (Indriðason), has hit box-office gold, how long before the next...
January 18 2012

Contraband:From Iceland to New Orleans via Chinatown?

Contraband  (trailer at the link) represents an interesting journey, and not just for smuggled currency. Arnaldur Indridason (Indriðason) co-wrote the screenplay for the award-winning movie upon...
December 20 2011

Christmas Is for Happy People: Arnaldur Indridason’s Voices

“Christmas is for happy people,” a moody young hotel maid observes in Arnaldur Indridason’s (Indriðason) Icelandic thriller Voices. Indridason’s equally moody sleuth agrees. The...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
September 2 2011

Fresh Meat: Operation Napoleon by Arnaldur Indridason

I’ve come to believe Arnaldur Indridason (Indriðason) has given himself the task of reminding us that Iceland’s perspective is unique in the world. And I’m glad he’s taken on the job. He’s...