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Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

Iceland (b.1963)

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir is an Icelandic writer, of both crime-novels and children's fiction. She has been writing since 1998. Her début crime-novel has recently been translated into English by Bernard Scudder, published in the US in 2007, and the UK in January 2008. She also has a career as a civil engineer.

Genres: Mystery, Horror
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir recommends
Cold Steal (2014)
(Gunnhildur Mystery, book 4)
Quentin Bates
"A great read- leaves you craving the next installment."
A Deadly Thaw (2016)
(DC Childs Mystery, book 2)
Sarah Ward
"Gives the Scandi authors a run for their money."
The Mine (2016)
Antti Tuomainen
"Antti Tuomainen is a wonderful writer. His characters, plots and atmosphere are masterfully drawn."
The Sealwoman's Gift (2018)
Sally Magnusson
"Icelandic history has been brought to extraordinary life... An accomplished and intelligent novel."
The Darkness (2018)
(Hidden Iceland, book 1)
Ragnar Jónasson
"One of the country's finest crime writers."
Kin (2018)
(Helga Finnsdottir, book 1)
Snorri Kristjansson
"Truly entertaining: a new and original Viking Noir voice."
The Wrong Boy (2018)
Cathy Ace
"…a truly gripping and strong narrative, coupled with a story line that is both intriguing and thoroughly entertaining."
Inborn (2019)
Thomas Enger
"Spine-chilling and utterly unputdownable. Thomas Enger has created a masterpiece of intrigue, fast-paced action and suspense that is destined to become Nordic Noir classic."

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