Category Archives: Icelandic

Nordic Crime in March

Lately I have read two Nordic mysteries (both library books). First Håkan Nesser, a Swedish stand-alone called “The Worms (or the Snakes) on Carmine Street”. Not translated into English yet. A mystery which has a couple of things in common … Continue reading

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Quentin Bates, Frozen Out (2011)

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 … Continue reading

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>Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Aske (2009)

> Denne islandske spændingsroman er den tredje i serien om Thóra Gudmundsdóttir. En prolog bruges somme tider til at sløre, at der ikke sker så meget i de første kapitler, men i Aske lægger forfatteren ud med et voldsomt mord. … Continue reading

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>Yrsa Sigurdardottir, My Soul to Take (2008)

> This is the second novel in the Icelandic Thóra Gudmundsdottir series. I read it in English because my generous friend Maxine offered to send it to me. Sometimes a writer comes up with a fine or promising debut, but … Continue reading

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>Arnaldur Indridason, Vinterstaden (2007)

>[Svensk, men kan vel forventes på dansk inden så længe] Stedet er Reykjavik i januar, og Vinterstaden er den femte krimi hvor vi møder teamet Erlendur, Elinborg og Sigurdur. På første side finder de ti-årige Elias død i en blodpøl, … Continue reading

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>Indridason – a Progress Report

>I warned you Wednesday that I might not have a review of my bait book ready for today. True enough, I have been so busy washing, shopping, eating and sleeping and such trivial stuff that I am only half-way. We … Continue reading

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>I for Indridason

>For this week´s ABC meme I have found a review of a great crime story I read shortly before I began blogging here in January. (For a short, English summary look beneath the Danish review). Arnaldur Indridason, Manden i Søen … Continue reading

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