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Ragnar Jonasson - Author

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The Darkness If you like Saga Noren from The Bridge, then you'll love Hulda Hermannsdottir

The Darkness If you like Saga Noren from The Bridge, then you'll love Hulda Hermannsdottir

Author: Ragnar Jonasson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2018

'Superb . . . chilling . . . one of the greatest tragic heroines of contemporary detective fiction' Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month ____________ A body is found off the coast of Iceland. A young Russian woman, Elena, hoped to find a fresh start. Instead she found death. A cursory police investigation calls it suicide. Another statistic, she's soon forgotten . . . But not by Reykjavik Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdottir. Difficult and unconventional, Hulda is being forced into early retirement. Offered one last cold case to investigate she chooses Elena's. On discovering another woman has vanished, she believes a killer roams free. Her colleagues, however, think she's out to cause trouble. With days before she's stripped of her badge, can Hulda catch the killer alone? ____________ 'Expertly plotted, with an ending that's a true shocker' Guardian 'Magnificently dark and twisted and that ending - blimey!' C. J. Tudor, bestselling author of The Chalk Man Pick of the Paperbacks, Sunday Times 'Outstanding series debut . . . builds to its stunning conclusion, one of the more remarkable in recent crime fiction' Publishers Weekly

Totenklippe

Totenklippe

Author: Ragnar Jonasson Format: eBook Release Date: 26/09/2018

Die >Dark IcelandDie Leiche der jungen Frau fand man nur zwei Tage vor Weihnachten. Sie lag unterhalb der Klippen. Genau an der Stelle, an der vor 25 Jahren ihre Mutter und jungere Schwester gelegen hatten. Beide zu Tode gesturzt. Als Ari Thor den Tatort begutachtet, stellen sich ihm viele Fragen. Ist die junge Frau gesturzt, oder wurde sie gestoen? Was wissen die letzten verbliebenen Einwohner des Dorfes? Als dichter Schneefall einsetzt, kommt Ari einer unfassbaren Tragodie auf die Spur. Spannung auf Islandisch - Ragnar Jonasson gelingt im vierten Band der "e;Dark Iceland"e;-Serie ein gefahrlich spannender Kriminalroman in einer wilden, unberechenbaren Naturlandschaft.

The Darkness If you like Saga Noren from The Bridge, then you'll love Hulda Hermannsdottir

The Darkness If you like Saga Noren from The Bridge, then you'll love Hulda Hermannsdottir

Author: Ragnar Jonasson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/03/2018

'Superb. . . chilling . . . This is the first volume in Jonasson's Hidden Iceland trilogy, which tells Hulda's story in reverse chronological order and establishes her as one of the great tragic heroines of contemporary detective fiction' Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month '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 'Crime fiction has never seen a character quite like Hulda Hermannsdoittir; nor a series launch so entirely willing to take risks and obliterate long-standing tropes . . . There is no doubt that The Darkness will rank as one of the most popular and powerful reading experiences of the year' Bolo Books Review **Be the first to read the incredible, chilling first novel in the new Hulda crime series from Icelandic superstar Ragnar Jonasson by pre-ordering your copy now** The body of a young Russian woman washes up on an Icelandic shore. After a cursory investigation, the death is declared a suicide and the case is quietly closed. Over a year later Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdottir of the Reykjavik police is forced into early retirement. She dreads the loneliness, and the memories of her dark past that threaten to come back to haunt her. But before she leaves she is given two weeks to solve a single cold case of her choice. She knows which one: the Russian woman whose hope for asylum ended on the dark, cold shore of an unfamiliar country. Soon Hulda discovers that another young woman vanished at the same time, and that no one is telling her the whole story. Even her colleagues in the police seem determined to put the brakes on her investigation. Meanwhile the clock is ticking. Hulda will find the killer, even if it means putting her own life in danger. Spanning the icy streets of Reykjavik, the Icelandic highlands and cold, isolated fjords, The Darkness is an atmospheric thriller fromone of the most exciting names in Nordic Noir. Praise for Ragnar Jonasson 'Seductive . . . an 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 'A classic crime story seen through a uniquely Icelandic lens . . . first rate and highly recommended' Lee Child on Snowblind 'A modern take on Agatha Christie-style mystery, as twisty as any slalom . . .' Ian Rankin on Snowblind '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

The Darkness If you like Saga Noren from The Bridge, then you'll love Hulda Hermannsdottir

The Darkness If you like Saga Noren from The Bridge, then you'll love Hulda Hermannsdottir

Author: Ragnar Jonasson Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/03/2018

If you love BBC's The Bridge, then you'll love The Darkness . . . ____________ A young woman is found dead on a remote Icelandic beach. She came looking for safety, but instead she found a watery grave. A hasty police investigation determines her death as suicide . . . When Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdottir of the Reykjavik police is forced into early retirement, she is told she can investigate one last cold case of her choice - and she knows which one. What she discovers is far darker than suicide . . . And no one is telling Hulda the whole story. When her own colleagues try to put the brakes on her investigation, Hulda has just days to discover the truth. A truth she will risk her own life to find. ____________ THE SUNDAY TIMES CRIME BOOK OF THE MONTH 'A superb thrilled' Sunday Times 'It adds several shades of darkness to Nordic noir . . . a deeply shocking climax' ANTHONY HOROWITZ 'Chilling - a must-read' Peter James 'A true masterpiece . . . a plot full of twists and turns and an ending that leaves you gasping for air' Yrsa Sigurdardottir 'Was gripped from the start of this brilliantly told story. And left wide-eyed with shock at the ending' Fiona Barton 'Page-turning stuff with an unexpected ending!' James Swallow 'As chilling as the nip in the Icelandic air' Choice Magazine

Blindes Eis

Blindes Eis

Author: Ragnar Jonasson Format: eBook Release Date: 21/09/2017

Erstklassige Spannung aus Island: Nach "e;Schneebraut"e; und "e;Todesnacht"e; folgt jetzt der dritte Band der Dark-Iceland-Serie des islandischen Erfolgsautors Ragnar Jonasson.Im Norden Islands, einem Nachbarort von Siglufjordur, ziehen in den Funfzigerjahren zwei junge Ehepaare auf einen verlassenen, abgelegenen Bauernhof. Doch ihr gemeinsames Leben dort endet jah, als eine der beiden Frauen unter mysteriosen Umstanden zu Tode kommt. Sechzig Jahre spater taucht ein Foto auf, das zeigt: Die vier waren damals nicht alleine dort drauen in der Wildnis... Ari Thor Arason, Polizist in Siglufjordur, rollt diesen alten Fall noch einmal auf und findet viele Ungereimtheiten. Mit Hilfe von Isrun, einer befreundeten Journalistin in Reykjavik, die selbst in einem komplizierten Fall von Kindesentfuhrung und Mord recherchiert, deckt er die wahren Hintergrunde hinter den tragischen Geschehnissen von damals auf.Eindringlich, packend und komplex: "e;Blindes Eis"e; ist ein dunkler und atmospharischer Thriller, in dem mysteriose Ereignisse aus Vergangenheit und Gegenwart vollig uberraschende Wendungen nehmen.

Nightblind

Nightblind

Author: Ragnar Jonasson Format: Paperback Release Date: 14/01/2016

Siglufjordur: an idyllically quiet fishing village on the northernmost tip of Iceland, accessible only via a small mountain tunnel. Ari Thor Arason: a local policeman, whose tumultuous past and uneasy relationships with the villagers continue to haunt him. The peace of this close-knit community is shattered by the murder of a policeman - shot at point-blank range in the dead of night in a deserted house. With a killer on the loose and the dark arctic winter closing in, it falls to Ari Thor to piece together a puzzle that involves tangled local politics, a compromised new mayor, and a psychiatric ward in Reykjavik, where someone is being held against their will. Then a mysterious young woman moves to the area, on the run from something she dare not reveal, and it becomes all too clear that tragic events from the past are weaving a sinister spell that may threaten them all. Dark, chilling and complex, Nightblind is an extraordinary thriller from an undeniable new talent.

Todesnacht

Todesnacht

Author: Ragnar Jonasson Format: eBook Release Date: 23/10/2013

Erstklassige Spannung aus Island: Der zweite Band der Dark-Iceland-Serie des islandischen Erfolgsautors Ragnar Jonasson.Band 1: "e;Schneebraut"e;, Band 3: "e;Blindes Eis"e;Menschenhandel und Gewalt, Willkur und Vergewaltigung: Auch der zweite Fall stellt den jungen Polizisten Ari vor eine schier unlosbare Aufgabe.Die Idylle des Dorfes Siglufjordur tauscht, denn der Tod von Elias Freysson hat die Gemeinde zutiefst schockiert. Elias war Handwerker, er war beliebt, unterstutzte einen Wohltatigkeitsverein und hatte viele Freunde. Doch jemand muss ihn so sehr gehasst haben, dass er ihn mit einem Holzpfosten erschlug. Auch in seinem zweiten Einsatz ermittelt der junge Polizist Ari in der atemberaubenden Schonheit und Kalte von Islands rauem Norden

Schneebraut

Schneebraut

Author: Ragnar Jonasson Format: eBook Release Date: 07/10/2011

Erstklassige Spannung aus Island: Die Dark-Iceland-Serie des islandischen Erfolgsautors Ragnar Jonasson.Band 2: "e;Todesnacht"e; und Band 3: "e;Blindes Eis"e;Schon wie ein Engel lag sie da - und so totWinter in einem kleinen, abgelegenen Fischerdorfchen im Norden von Island, das nur durch einen Bergtunnel zu erreichen ist. Eine junge, halbnackte Frau liegt blutend und bewusstlos im Schnee. Ein alter Schriftsteller sturzt im Theater zu Tode. Ari, der neue Polizist am Ort, erkennt rasch, dass er erst die Verbrechen der Vergangenheit aufklaren muss, um die Falle der Gegenwart losen zu konnen. Und das in einem Dorf, wo er niemandem trauen kann und ihm auch niemand helfen will.

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