The Killer's Guide To Iceland

The Killer's Guide To Iceland

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'Callum looked out over Reykjavik, its colourful dolls' houses snuggled together, their rooftops so sharp and precise against a blue-screen sky. He loved this daft capital, this gale blown toy town with whalebones under its flagstones...' But Callum Pope cannot escape the horrors of his past. He has fled his native Glasgow to make a fresh start in Iceland with Birna Sveinsdottir, the pretty glaciologist who is slowly thawing his heart. He has moved in with Birna, her indomitable mother (who happens to believe in fairies) and her eleven-year-old daughter - who refuses to believe in Callum. He tries hard to adjust to this new life among three generations of singular females, however, the dark secret Callum is hiding is about to raise its malign head, threatening not only to destroy his relationship but also the life of a young girl...Perceptive, expansive and chilling, The Killer's Guide to Iceland is a novel about love, loss and persistent light, from the award-winning author of London Irish.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 30mm | 299.38g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552772178
  • 9780552772174
  • 655,017

About Zane Radcliffe

Zane Radcliffe was born in Bangor, Northern Ireland in 1969. After graduating from Queen's University Belfast he moved to London in 1994 to become an advertising copywriter. He is now a Creative Director at Newhaven, a really good advertising agency in Edinburgh. His first novel, LONDON IRISH (2002), earned him the WHSmith 'People's Choice' New Talent Award. This follows the success of his first short story, My Dog (1974), which was awarded a B+ and a Big Red Tick by Miss Hasard at Ballyholme Primary School. His second novel, BIG JESSIE, is also available in Black Swan.show more

Review quote

"'Very fresh, very funny'" COLIN BATEMAN (about London Irish) "'There have been some outstanding debuts this summer, but in the comic thriller genre London Irish is definitely the best new title of the year. It rocks!'" DAILY RECORD (London Irish) "'Christopher Brookmyre meets Nick Hornby in MacCarthy's Bar'" amazon.co.uk "'Verdict: Funny, absurd and memorable. Recommended'" FHM (Big Jessie) "'A very funny, intelligent and distinctly Irish thriller'" WBQ (about Big Jessie)show more

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"'Very fresh, very funny'"show more

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Callum looked out over Reykjavík, its colourful dolls' houses snuggled together, their rooftops so sharp and precise against a blue-screen sky. He loved this daft capital, this gale-blown toy town with whalebones under its flagstones... But Callum Pope cannot escape the horrors of his past. He has fled his native Glasgow to make a fresh start in Iceland with Bírna Sveinsdóttir, the pretty glaciologist who is slowly thawing his heart. He has moved in with Bírna, her indomitable mother (who happens to believe in fairies) and her eleven-year-old daughter - who refuses to believe in Callum. He tries hard to adjust to this new life among three generations of singular females, however, the dark secret Callum is hiding is about to raise its malign head, threatening not only to destroy his relationship but also the life of a young girl...show more

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78 ratings
3.66 out of 5 stars
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4 33% (26)
3 23% (18)
2 13% (10)
1 4% (3)
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