Blackout (Paperback)
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Blackout (Paperback)

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Paperback 276 Pages / Published: 15/07/2016
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On the shores of a tranquil fjord in Northern Iceland, a man is brutally beaten to death on a bright summer's night. As the 24-hour light of the arctic summer is transformed into darkness by an ash cloud from a recent volcanic eruption, a young reporter leaves Reykajvik to investigate on her own, unaware that an innocent person's life hangs in the balance.

Ari Thor Arason and his colleagues on the tiny police force in Siglufjoerdur struggle with an increasingly perplexing case, while their own serious personal problems push them to the limit. As silent, unspoken horrors from the past threaten them all, and the darkness deepens, it's a race against time to find the killer before someone else dies...

Dark, terrifying and complex, Blackout is an exceptional, atmospheric thriller from one of Iceland's finest crime writers.

`Jonasson's books have breathed new life into Nordic Noir' Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express

`A distinctive blend of Nordic Noir and Golden Age detective fiction ... economical and evocative prose, as well as some masterful prestidigitation' Laura Wilson, Guardian

`Jonasson's writing is a masterful reinvention of the Golden Age classic style, both contemporary and timeless ... enclosed by the poetic beauty of the location' Crime Review

`A classic crime story seen through a uniquely Icelandic lens ... first rate and highly recommended' Lee Child

'A modern take on an Agatha Christie-style mystery, as twisty as any slalom...' Ian Rankin

Publisher: Orenda Books
ISBN: 9781910633465
Number of pages: 276
Weight: 258 g
Dimensions: 128 x 198 mm

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“A Bright Light in the Dark”

Ragnar Jónasson is back with the third in his Black Iceland series with Black Out, which is truly a masterpiece of Icelandic Noir, which is distinctive from its Nordic cousin. Once again with a nod to the golden age... More

Paperback edition
27th July 2016
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“Icelandic mystery novel”


I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This detective thriller takes place in Iceland and involves the investigation of a murder which turns out to be far more complicated than expected... More

Paperback edition
14th August 2016
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“Stunning setting for another Icelandic murder mystery”

The Icelandic crime writer Ragnar Jónasson is back with Blackout the third book in the Dark Iceland series. Anyone who has read Snowblind and Nightblind will know of his leading character the detective Ari Thor. Well... More

Paperback edition
25th August 2016
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