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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...

From the Mouth of the Whale

From the Mouth of the Whale
  • Author(s): Sjón
  • Location(s): Iceland
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1635

The year is 1635. Iceland is a world darkened by superstition, poverty and cruelty. Men of science marvel over a unicorn s horn, poor folk worship the Virgin in secret and both books and men are burnt. Jónas Pálmason,...

Frozen Out (1)

Frozen Out (1)
  • Author(s): Quentin Bates
  • Location(s): Iceland
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Late 2000s

The discovery of a corpse washed up on a beach in an Icelandic backwater sparks a series of events that propels the village of Hvalvik’s police sergeant Gunnhildur into deep waters. Although under pressure to deal with the matter...

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...

Names for the Sea

Names for the Sea
  • Author(s): Sarah Moss
  • Location(s): Iceland
  • Genre(s): Travelogue
  • Era(s): Modern

Novelist Sarah Moss had a childhood dream of moving to Iceland, sustained by a wild summer there when she was nineteen. In 2009, she saw an advertisement for a job at the University of Iceland and applied on a...

Seal Woman

Seal Woman
  • Author(s): Solveig Eggerz
  • Location(s): Berlin, Iceland
  • Genre(s): Fiction

Description: In the rubble of post-World War II Berlin, artist Charlotte flees her past and everything she’s lost by responding to an ad calling for ‘strong women who can cook and do farm work’ in Iceland. But painful memories...

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...

The Sea Road

The Sea Road
  • Author(s): Margaret Elphinstone
  • Location(s): Greenland, Iceland, Newfoundland
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 11th Century

A haunting, compelling historical novel, “The Sea Road” is a daring re-telling of the 11th-century Viking exploration of the North Atlantic from the viewpoint of one extraordinary woman. Gudrid lives at the remote edge of the known world, in...

Unraveled: A Novel about a Meltdown

Unraveled: A Novel about a Meltdown
  • Author(s): Alda Sigmundsdóttir
  • Location(s): Iceland
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 2008

After a 12-year absence from Iceland, Frida returns home with her husband Damien, a suave and sophisticated British diplomat who has just been made Ambassador to Iceland. It is summer 2008, and the global economy is on shaky ground....

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