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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
 
New and upcoming books
November 2024

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Can't Run, Can't Hide
 
Series
Thóra Gudmundsdóttir
   1. Last Rituals (2007)
   2. My Soul to Take (2009)
   3. Ashes to Dust (2010)
   4. The Day is Dark (2011)
   5. Someone to Watch Over Me (2013)
   6. The Silence of the Sea (2014)
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Freyja and Huldar
   1. The Legacy (2017)
   2. The Reckoning (2018)
   3. The Absolution (2019)
   4. Gallows Rock (2020)
   5. The Doll (2021)
   6. The Fallout (2022)
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Novels
   I Remember You (2012)
   The Undesired (2015)
   Why Did You Lie? (2016)
   The Prey (2023)
   Can't Run, Can't Hide (2024)
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Yrsa Sigurðardóttir recommends
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Girl Friends (2024)
Alex Dahl
"Twisty, addictive and glamorous."
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Crow Moon (2024)
(Martha Strangeways Investigation, book 1)
Suzy Aspley
"The most impressive debut I've read in years."
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The Last Exit (2021)
(Jen Lu Mystery, book 1)
Michael Kaufman
"Cobalt Blue is a highly accomplished debut that does not miss a beat. Characters, plot and style: it’s got it all. Fully recommended for all crime fiction aficionados."

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Books containing stories by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
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Ten Year Stretch (2018)
Celebrating a Decade of Crime Fiction and CrimeFest
edited by
Martin Edwards and Adrian Muller
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Oxcrimes (2014)
27 Killer Stories from the Cream of Crimewriters
edited by
Peter Florence

Award nominations
2024 Dagger for Crime Fiction in Translation (shortlist) : The Prey


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