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The Sealwoman’s Gift

The Sealwoman’s Gift
  • Author(s): Sally Magnusson
  • Location(s): Iceland
  • Genre(s): Historical, Fiction
  • Era(s): 17th Century

1627. In a notorious historical event, pirates raided the coast of Iceland and abducted 400 people into slavery in Algiers. Among them a pastor, his wife, and their children. In her acclaimed debut novel Sally Magnusson imagines what history...

Out of Thin Air

Out of Thin Air
  • Author(s): Anthony Adeane
  • Location(s): Iceland
  • Genre(s): Crime, Nonfiction
  • Era(s): 1974

Every Icelander knows about the Gudmundur and Geirfinnur disappearances. 1974. In two separate incidents, two men vanished into thin air. Then, out of it, came six murder confessions and six convictions. Yet, in the decades that followed, these too...

Whiteout (Dark Iceland)

Whiteout (Dark Iceland)
  • Author(s): Ragnar Jonasson
  • Location(s): Kalfshamarsvik
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Two days before Christmas, a young woman is found dead beneath the cliffs of the deserted village of Kálfshamarvík. Did she jump, or did something more sinister take place beneath the lighthouse and the abandoned old house on the...

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...

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...

The Ice Lands

The Ice Lands
  • Author(s): Steinar Bragi
  • Location(s): Iceland
  • Genre(s): Horror, Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Set against Iceland’s volcanic hinterlands, four thirty-somethings from Reykjavik – the reckless hedonist Egill; the recovering alcoholic Hrafin; and their partners Anna and Vigdis – embark on an ambitious camping trip, their jeep packed with supplies. Victims of the...

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...

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...

The Eliza Doll

The Eliza Doll
  • Author(s): Tracey Scott-Townsend
  • Location(s): Iceland, United Kingdom
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1989s to present

Ellie and her ex-husband Jonah have gone on a trip to Iceland together at the request of their grown-up daughter. Standing in the cacophonous roar of an ice-ridden waterfall they reflect on what they might have done to change...

Blackout

Blackout
  • Author(s): Ragnar Jonasson
  • Location(s): Iceland
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

On the shores of a tranquil fjord in Northern Iceland, a man is brutally beaten to death on a bright summer’s night. As the 24-hour light of the arctic summer is transformed into darkness by an ash cloud from...

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