This police procedural by a British writer, Icelandic setting, is the first Gunnhildur Gisladottir mystery.
I have wanted to read this series since I met Quentin Bates during CrimeFest last year, but as you know, I have tried hard to tame my TBR.
“He braced one booted foot on the heavy timber parapet running the length of the quay, and quickly straightened his back as he tipped the passenger headlong into the blackness below.”
So though the death in the first chapter looks like a drowning accident, the reader knows someone helped the drunk man along, and we sympathize with Gunna who has to convince her boss that there is a case.
I enjoyed the story very much even though financial crime is not exactly my favourite plot. Gunna is of the less-than-perfect but perfectly likeable protagonist type. So this debut is not quite Arnaldur Indridason or Yrsa Sigurdardottir yet, but if you like their series and the Icelandic setting, I am sure you will enjoy meeting Gunna, her team and her little family.
I bought the ebook myself, and I am looking forward to the next volumes.