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Holy Ceremony

by Harri Nykanen & Kristian London

Praise for the Ariel Kafka series:

"Ariel Kafka wins the award for most intriguing name for a fictional detective, and it suits this impressively labyrinthine mystery series." —Time Out

"The clever combination...


The Legacy

by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

The first in a stunning new series from the author of The Silence of the Sea, winner of the 2015 Petrona Award for best Scandinavian Crime Novel.

The Legacy is the first installment in a fantastic new series...


Nightblind

Dark Iceland #2

by Ragnar Jónasson

Chilling and complex, Nightblind is an extraordinary thriller from an undeniable new talent.

Ari Thor Arason is a local policeman who has an uneasy relationship with the villagers in an idyllically quiet fishing...


The Shadow District

by Arnaldur Indridason

A deeply compassionate story of old crimes and their consequences, The Shadow District is the first in a thrilling new series by internationally bestselling author Arnaldur Indridason.

THE PAST

In wartime Reykjavik,...


The Fifth Element

Odd Singsaker #3

by Jorgen Brekke

Police Inspector Odd Singsaker has been captured, imprisoned on an island off the Northern coast of Norway. He wakes to find himself holding a shotgun. Next to him is a corpse. But what events led him to this...


Snowblind

Dark Iceland #1

by Ragnar Jónasson

Where: A quiet fishing village in northern Iceland, where no one locks their doors. It is accessible only via a small mountain tunnel.

Who: Ari Thor is a rookie policeman on his first posting, far from his girlfriend...


Stone Coffin

Ann Lindell #7

by Kjell Eriksson & Ebba Segerberg

International suspense superstar Kjell Eriksson produces another masterful work of murder, intrigue, and page-turning action in this latest thriller, which features his popular series-detective Ann Lindell.

One...


Victim Without a Face

Fabian Risk #1

by Stefan Ahnhem & Rachel Willson-Broyles

A KILLER WITH A MESSAGE.

Two men are dead. Both had been bullies at school. A single clue has been found at the scene: a class photo, with two faces neatly crossed out.

A DETECTIVE WHO CAN’T LET GO.

Fabian...


The Silence of the Sea

Thóra Gudmundsdóttir #6

by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Winner of the Petrona Award 2015!

From the queen of Icelandic crime fiction comes a truly chilling story that will leave readers breathless right up to the memorable ending. This is possibly her best book yet....


Into Oblivion

Inspector Erlendur #12

by Arnaldur Indridason

Loyal readers of Arnaldur Indridason's Erlendur series will be thrilled by Into Oblivion, the mesmerizing follow-up to the gritty prequel Reykjavik Nights. Here devoted fans will get another glimpse of Erlendur...


Open Grave

Ann Lindell #6

by Kjell Eriksson & Paul Norlen

Kjell Eriksson has made a huge splash around the globe with his series set in his native Sweden. Already a star in Europe and the Nordic countries, Kjell Eriksson has American critics raving.

In Open Grave in...


Reykjavik Nights

by Arnaldur Indridason & Victoria Cribb

In this stunning prequel to his critically acclaimed Inspector Erlendur series, Arnaldur Indridason gives devoted fans a glimpse of Erlendur as a young, budding detective.

The beat on the streets in Reykjavik...


Someone to Watch Over Me

Thóra Gudmundsdóttir #5

by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Bestselling and award-winning Icelandic crime author Yrsa Sigurdardottir is back with the next book in her Thóra Gudmundsdóttir series. SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME, the fifth installment in the Thóra Gudmundsdóttir...


Dreamless

Odd Singsaker #2

by Jorgen Brekke

A promising young singer is found dead in a clearing in a forest, gruesomely murdered—her larynx cut out, and an antique music box placed carefully atop her body, playing a mysterious lullaby that sounds familiar,...


Strange Shores

Inspector Erlendur #11

by Arnaldur Indridason

"Arnaldur Indridason is already an international literary phenom—and it's easy to see why. His novels are gripping, authentic, haunting, and lyrical. I can't wait for the next."—Harlan Coben

The preceding...


Black Lies, Red Blood

Ann Lindell #5

by Kjell Eriksson & Paul Norlen

Kjell Eriksson has made a huge splash around the globe with his Ann Lindell police procedural series. Now Eriksson is back with another stunning mystery packed with surprises.

In Black Lies, Red Blood, police...


Where Monsters Dwell

Odd Singsaker #1

by Jorgen Brekke

A murder at the Edgar Allan Poe Museum in Richmond, Virginia, bears a close resemblance to one in Trondheim, Norway. The corpse of the museum curator in Virginia is found flayed in his office by the cleaning...


Black Skies

Inspector Erlendur #10

by Arnaldur Indridason & Victoria Cribb

Arnaldur Indridason, whom The Sunday Times calls "one of the most brilliant crime writers of his generation," has thrilled readers around the world with his series set in Reykjavik. In Black Skies, Indridason...


Borderliners

by Peter Høeg

National Bestseller

Strange things are happening at Biehl's Academy when this elite school opens its doors to a group of orphans and reform-school rejects, kids at the end of the system's tether. But the school...


Death of the Demon: Hanne Wilhelmsen Book Three

Hanne Wilhelmsen #3

by Anne Holt

From the Edgar Award finalist, the captivating third book in the series featuring the brilliant and tough police investigator Hanne Wilhelmsen, who must investigate the grisly murder of an orphanage director....