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Ragnar Jonasson - Author


Author of the bestselling Dark Iceland crime series, Ragnar Jonasson was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1976 and works as 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. Before becoming a writer, Ragnar translated 14 Agatha Christie novels into Icelandic, and has had short stories published in international literary magazines. Ragnar is a member of the UK Crime Writers' Association (CWA) and recently set up the first overseas chapter of the CWA, in Reykjavik. He is also the co-founder of the Reykjavik international crime writing festival Iceland Noir (www.icelandnoir.com), which was selected by the Guardian as one of the 'best crime-writing festivals around the world'. Ragnar has appeared on panels at festivals worldwide, and he lives in Reykjavik with his wife and daughter.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Ragnar Jonasson

Rupture by Ragnar Jonasson
Rupture
Ragnar Jonasson
An artful and intriguing story set in a remote Icelandic landscape. As a highly contagious fever forces his village into quarantine, Ari Thor begins to investigate an ice cold case. He enlists the help of reporter Isrun from ‘Blackout’...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/01/2017
Blackout by Ragnar Jonasson
Blackout
Ragnar Jonasson
This truly is a crime novel to tamper with your thoughts and send them skittering off in all directions. ‘Blackout’ takes place in June 2010, following on from ‘Snowblind’, the first in the ‘Dark Iceland’ series. A fascinating...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/07/2016
Nightblind by Ragnar Jonasson
Nightblind
Ragnar Jonasson
Icelandic police officer Ari Thor returns to investigate a chilling series of crimes that are rooted in tragic events from the past.
Format: Paperback - Released: 14/01/2016
Snowblind by Ragnar Jonasson
Snowblind
Ragnar Jonasson
It sometimes feels as if everyone in Iceland is writing crime novels but the first appearance of Ragnar Jonasson in English translation (itself a fluid adaptation by British mystery writer Quentin Bates) is cause for celebration. Previously known as a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2015

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