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The Island by Ragnar Jonasson
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'Ragnar Jonasson writes with a chilling, poetic beauty - a must-read addition to the growing canon of Iceland Noir' Peter James, The Number One bestselling author of Love You Dead **Preorder the incredible second novel in the new Hulda crime series from Icelandic superstar** Autumn of 1987 takes a young couple on a romantic trip in the Westfjords holiday - a trip that gets an unexpected ending and has catastrophic consequences. Ten years later a small group of friends go for a weekend in an old hunting lodge in Ellidaey. A place completely cut off from the outside world, to reconnect. But one of them isn't going to make it make alive. And Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdottir is determined to find the truth in the darkness. Praise for Ragnar Jonasson Seductive old-fashioned murder mystery with a strong central character and the fascinating background of a small Icelandic town cut off by snow. Ragnar does claustrophobia beautifully' Ann Cleeves 'His clues are traditional and beautifully finessed - and he keeps you turning the pages' The Independent on Snowblind Distinctive blend of Nordic noir and golden age detective fiction...atmospheric...economical and evocative prose' The Guardian on Nightblind 'Jonasson's books have breathed new life into Nordic noir . ..all the skilful plotting of an old-fashioned whodunit although it feels bitingly contemporary in setting and tone' Sunday Express 'The ending hits the reader like a kick in the stomach' Frettatiminn **** 'Out of all of Ragnar's books, this is the one I like the most ...The book of his which reminds me most of Agatha Christie' Kiljan, on The Island

Author Biography

Ragnar Jonasson was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, where he works as a writer and a lawyer. He also teaches copyright law at Reykjavik University and has previously worked on radio and television, including as a TV-news reporter for the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service and has translated 14 of Agatha Christie's novels.
Release date NZ
March 7th, 2019
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Michael Joseph Ltd
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