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Orenda Books
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5.3 X 7.9 X 1.0 inches | 0.66 pounds

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About the Author

Ragnar Jónasson is an Icelandic crime writer who was born in Reykjavík. In the past, he's worked in TV and radio, including as a news reporter for the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service. Ragnar's debut thriller, Snowblind, became an almost instant bestseller when it was published in June 2015 with Nightblind (winner of the Dead Good Reads Most Captivating Crime in Translation Award) and then Blackout and Rupture following soon after. To date, Ragnar Jónasson has written five novels in the Dark Iceland series, which has been optioned for TV by On the Corner. David Warriner translates from French and nurtures a healthy passion for Franco, Nordic, and British crime fiction. Growing up in deepest Yorkshire, he developed incurable Francophilia at an early age. Emerging from Oxford with a modern languages degree, he narrowly escaped the graduate rat race by hopping on a plane to Canada--and never looked back. More than a decade into a high-powered commercial translation career, he listened to his heart and turned his hand again to the delicate art of literary translation. David has lived in France, Quebec, and now calls beautiful British Columbia home.


"A world-class crime writer." --Sunday Times
"Ragnar Jónasson writes with a chilling, poetic beauty." --Peter James
"Ragnar does claustrophobia beautifully." --Ann Cleeves
"Chilling, creepy, perceptive, almost unbearably tense." --Ian Rankin
"This is such a tense, gripping read." --Anthony Horowitz
"Nothing less than a landmark in modern crime fiction." --Times
"This is Icelandic noir of the highest order, with Jónasson's atmospheric sense of place, and his heroine's unerring humanity shining from every page." --Daily Mail
"Fans of dark crime fiction that doesn't pull punches will be amply rewarded." --Publishers Weekly
"A vivid cast of characters, whose fears, ambitions, rivalries and longings are movingly universal." --Oprah magazine
"Traditional and beautifully finessed." --Independent

"Jónasson's true gift is for describing the daunting beauty of the fierce setting, lashed by blinding snowstorms that smother the village in "a thick, white darkness" that is strangely comforting." --New York Times

"A chiller of a thriller." -- Washington Post

"A classic crime story seen through a uniquely Icelandic lens. First rate and highly recommended." --Lee Child

"Required reading." --New York Post

"Puts a lively, sophisticated spin on the Agatha Christie model, taking it down intriguing dark alleys." --Kirkus Reviews

"The best sort of gloomy storytelling." --Chicago Tribune

"The prose is stark and minimal, the mood dank and frost-tipped. It's also bleakly brilliant." --Metro

"Jónasson's books have breathed new life into Nordic noir." --Express