Winterkill

Winterkill

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THE STUNNING FINAL INSTALMENT OF THE MULTI-MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING DARK ICELAND SERIES

**Sunday Times BOOK OF THE MONTH**

'Jonasson is an automatic must-read for me ... possibly the best Scandi writer working today' Lee Child

'Is this the best crime writer in the world today? ... Truly a master of his genre' The Times

'The engaging Ari Thor returns in this darkly claustrophobic tale. Perfect mid-winter reading' Ann Cleeves

'A stunningly atmospheric story. Ari Thor Arason returns in this pitch-perfect, beautifully paced crime novel ... Ragnar Jonasson is at the top of his game, and a master of the genre' Will Dean

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A blizzard is approaching Siglufjoerdur, and that can only mean one thing...

When the body of a nineteen-year-old girl is found on the main street of Siglufjoerdur, Police Inspector Ari Thor battles a violent Icelandic storm in an increasingly dangerous hunt for her killer ... The chilling, claustrophobic finale to the international bestselling Dark Iceland series.

Easter weekend is approaching, and snow is gently falling in Siglufjoerdur, the northernmost town in Iceland, as crowds of tourists arrive to visit the majestic ski slopes.

Ari Thor Arason is now a police inspector, but he's separated from his girlfriend, who lives in Sweden with their three-year-old son. A family reunion is planned for the holiday, but a violent blizzard is threatening and there is an unsettling chill in the air.

Three days before Easter, a nineteen-year-old local girl falls to her death from the balcony of a house on the main street. A perplexing entry in her diary suggests that this may not be an accident, and when an old man in a local nursing home writes 'She was murdered' again and again on the wall of his room, there is every suggestion that something more sinister lies at the heart of her death...

As the extreme weather closes in, cutting the power and access to Siglufjoerdur, Ari Thor must piece together the puzzle to reveal a horrible truth ... one that will leave no one unscathed.

Chilling, claustrophobic and disturbing, Winterkill is a startling addition to the multi-million-copy bestselling Dark Iceland series and cements Ragnar Jonasson as one of the most exciting and acclaimed authors in crime fiction.

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Praise for Ragnar Jonasson

'A sinister twisted tragedy' The Times

'If Iceland missed out on the Golden Age of crime writing, the country - and Jonasson - is certainly making up for it now' Sunday Times

'Outstanding ... Series fans will be sorry to see the last of Ari Thor' Publishers Weekly

'Jonasson's Dark Iceland novels are instant classics' William Ryan

'Jonasson's punchy, straightforward prose is engrossing ... A diverting mystery' Foreword Reviews

'Consummate crime writing ... poignant and disturbing' New Books Magazine

'Chilling, creepy, perceptive, almost unbearably tense' Ian Rankin

'A tense, gripping read' Anthony Horowitz

'Icelandic noir of the highest order, with Jonasson's atmospheric sense of place, and his heroine's unerring humanity shining from every page' Daily Mail

'Ragnar Jonasson writes with a chilling, poetic beauty' Peter James

'Traditional and beautifully finessed' Independent

'Jonasson's true gift is for describing the daunting beauty of the fierce setting' New York Times

'A chiller of a thriller' Washington Post

'Jonasson's books have breathed new life into Nordic noir' Express
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 20.32mm | 240.4g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1913193446
  • 9781913193447
  • 4,896

About Ragnar Jonasson

David Warner translates from French and nurtures a healthy passion for Franco, Nordic and British crime fiction. Growing up in deepest Yorkshire, he developed incurable Francophilia at an early age. Emerging from Oxford with a Modern Languages degree he narrowly escaped the graduate rat race by hopping on a plane to Canada - and never looked back. More than a decade into a high-powered commercial translation career, he listened to his heart and turned his hand to the delicate art of literary translation. David has lived in France and Quebec, and now calls beautiful British Columbia home.
Follow David on Twitter @givemeawave and on his website wtranslation.ca
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