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Tainted Blood

Tainted Blood
  • 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. Detective Erlendur is forced to use all the...

Thin Ice

Thin Ice
  • Author(s): Quentin Bates
  • Location(s): Iceland, Reykjavik
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Snowed in with a couple of psychopaths for the winter… When two small-time crooks rob Reykjavik’s premier drugs dealer, hoping for a quick escape to the sun, their plans start to unravel after their getaway driver fails to show....

Trap

Trap
  • Author(s): Lilja Sigurdardottir
  • Location(s): Reykjavik
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): 2011

Happily settled in Florida, Sonja believes she’s finally escaped the trap set by unscrupulous drug lords. But when her son Tomas is taken, she’s back to square one … and Iceland. Her lover, Agla, is awaiting sentencing for financial...

Winterlude

Winterlude
  • Author(s): A S A Harrison, Quentin Bates
  • Location(s): Iceland, Reykjavik
  • Genre(s): Crime, Novella
  • Era(s): Modern

It’s a bitter winter morning when Sergeant Gunnhildur is called to the scene of a violent killing in an abandoned industrial unit. Gunna and her sidekick Helgi quickly find that the battered victim had no shortage of enemies. The...

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...

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