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The Sharp Edge of a Snowflake

The Sharp Edge of a Snowflake
  • Author(s): Sif Sigmarsdottir
  • Location(s): Iceland
  • Genre(s): Young Adult
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The captivating, feminist YA thriller. The snow is falling thick and fast now. Snow in Iceland is dangerous. Hannah Eiríksdóttir has been banished from her home in London to a place of eternal punishment for the wicked. No, not...

The Doll

The Doll
  • Author(s): Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
  • Location(s): Iceland
  • Genre(s): Thriller, Crime, Spy
  • Era(s): Contemporary

It was meant to be a quiet family fishing trip, a chance for mother and daughter to talk. But it changes the course of their lives forever. They catch nothing except a broken doll that gets tangled in the...

Red Milk

Red Milk
  • Author(s): Sjón, Victoria Cribb (translator)
  • Location(s): Iceland
  • Genre(s): Fiction, In Translation
  • Era(s): 1950s

Gunnar Kampen grows up in Iceland during the Second World War in a household fiercely opposed to Hitler and Nazism. At nineteen he seems set for a conventional, dutiful life. And yet in the spring of 1958, he founds...

The Greenhouse

The Greenhouse
  • Author(s): Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir (Aouur Ava Olafsdottir)
  • Location(s): Iceland
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

For Lobbi, the tragic passing of his mother proves to be a profound catalyst. Their shared love of tending rare roses in her greenhouse inspires him to leave his studies behind and travel to a remote village monastery to...

The Creak on the Stairs

The Creak on the Stairs
  • Author(s): Eva Björg Ægisdóttir
  • Location(s): Akranes
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Late 20th Century and 2017

When a body of a woman is discovered at a lighthouse in the Icelandic town of Akranes, it soon becomes clear that she’s no stranger to the area. Chief Investigating Officer Elma, who has returned to Akranes following a...

Winterkill

Winterkill
  • Author(s): Ragnar Jonasson
  • Location(s): Siglufjörður, Iceland
  • Genre(s): Crime, Fiction, Noir
  • Era(s): Contemporary

When the body of a nineteen-year-old girl is found on the main street of Siglufjörður, Police Inspector Ari Thór battles a violent Icelandic storm in an increasingly dangerous hunt for her killer … The chilling, claustrophobic finale to the international bestselling...

Fish Can Sing

Fish Can Sing
  • Author(s): Halldor Laxness
  • Location(s): Reykjavik
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): Early 20th Century

Abandoned as a baby, Alfgrimur is content to spend his days as a fisherman living in the turf cottage outside Reykjavik with the elderly couple he calls grandmother and grandfather. There he shares the mid-loft with a motley bunch...

The Darkness

The Darkness
  • Author(s): Ragnar Jonasson
  • Location(s): Iceland
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Modern

A body is found off the coast of Iceland. A cursory police investigation calls it suicide. She’s just another statistic, soon forgotten. But not by Reykjavik Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdóttir. Difficult and unconventional, Hulda is being forced into early...

The Mist

The Mist
  • Author(s): Ragnar Jonasson
  • Location(s): Iceland
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1987

1987. An isolated farm house in the east of Iceland. The snowstorm should have shut everybody out. But it didn’t. The couple should never have let him in. But they did. An unexpected guest, a liar, a killer. Not...

The Northern Lights Lodge

The Northern Lights Lodge
  • Author(s): Julie Caplin
  • Location(s): Iceland
  • Genre(s): RomCom
  • Era(s): Modern

With a shattered heart and her career completely in tatters, Lucy needs to get away from her life in the UK. But, when she takes a job as hotel manager of the Northern Lights Lodge, she doesn’t quite expect...

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