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Why Did You Lie

Why Did You Lie
  • Author(s): Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
  • Location(s): Reykjavik
  • Genre(s): Crime, Suspense
  • Era(s): Contemporary

A journalist on the track of an old case attempts suicide. An ordinary couple return from a house swap in the states to find their home in disarray and their guests seemingly missing. Four strangers struggle to find shelter...

Cold Steal (4)

Cold Steal (4)
  • Author(s): Quentin Bates
  • Location(s): Reykjavik
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

A successful housebreaker who leaves no traces and no clues as he strips Reykjavík homes of their valuables has been a thorn in the police’s side for months. But when one night the thief breaks into the wrong house,...

The Reykjavik Assignment

The Reykjavik Assignment
  • Author(s): Adam LeBor
  • Location(s): New York City (NYC), Reykjavik
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

International thriller from renowned political journalist Adam LeBor, taking us behind the scenes in the corridors of power. UN covert negotiator, Yael Azoulay, has been sent to Reykjavik to broker a secret meeting between US President Freshwater and the...

Black Skies

Black Skies
  • Author(s): Arnaldur Indridason
  • Location(s): Iceland, Reykjavik
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): 2000s

A man is making a crude leather mask with an iron spike fixed in the middle of the forehead. It is a ‘death mask’, once used by Icelandic farmers to slaughter calves, and he has revenge in mind. Meanwhile,...

Cage

Cage
  • Author(s): Lilja Sigurdardottir
  • Location(s): Reykjavik
  • Genre(s): Noir, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

The prison doors slam shut behind Agla, when her sentence ends, but her lover Sonja is not there to meet her. As a group of foreign businessmen tries to draw Agla into an ingenious fraud that stretches from Iceland...

Chilled to the Bone (3)

Chilled to the Bone (3)
  • Author(s): Quentin Bates
  • Location(s): Iceland, Reykjavik
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

When a shipowner is found dead, tied to a bed in one of Reykjavik’s smartest hotels, sergeant Gunnhildur Gisladottir of the city police force sees no evidence of foul play but still suspects things are not as cut and...

Cold Comfort (2)

Cold Comfort (2)
  • Author(s): Quentin Bates
  • Location(s): Reykjavik
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Late 2000s

Following her promotion and working now from Reykjavik, Gunnhildur is given responsibility for two cases – the first in tracking down an escaped convict who’s keen to settle old scores, and the other, the murder of a TV fitness...

Jar City (1)

Jar City (1)
  • Author(s): Arnaldur Indridason
  • Location(s): Reykjavik
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

A man is found murdered in his Reykjavik flat. There are no obvious clues apart from a cryptic note left on the body and a photograph of a young girl’s grave. Delving into the dead man’s life Detective Erlendur...

Rupture

Rupture
  • Author(s): Ragnar Jonasson
  • Location(s): Siglufjörður, Reykjavik
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): 1950s and modern

1955. Two young couples move to the uninhabited, isolated fjord of Hedinsfjörður. Their stay ends abruptly when one of the women meets her death in mysterious circumstances. The case is never solved. Fifty years later an old photograph comes...

Snare

Snare
  • Author(s): Lilja Sigurdardottir
  • Location(s): Reykjavik
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

After a messy divorce, attractive young mother Sonia is struggling to provide for herself and keep custody of her son. With her back to the wall, she resorts to smuggling cocaine into Iceland, and finds herself caught up in...

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