A gloriously chilling piece of Icelandic noir, The Creak on the Stairs explores a mysterious death in a lighthouse. Brimming with atmosphere and secrets that fester deep in the heart of a community, Eva Bjork Ægisdottir’s intricate and thrilling debut announces the arrival of an exciting new voice in crime fiction.
Winner of the John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2021
When a body of a woman is discovered at a lighthouse in the Icelandic town of Akranes, it soon becomes clear that she's no stranger to the area.
Chief Investigating Officer Elma, who has returned to Akranes following a failed relationship, and her collegues Saevar and Hoerdur, commence an uneasy investigation, which uncovers a shocking secret in the dead woman's past that continues to reverberate in the present day ...
But as Elma and her team make a series of discoveries, they bring to light a host of long-hidden crimes that shake the entire community. Sifting through the rubble of the townspeople's shattered memories, they have to dodge increasingly serious threats, and find justice ... before it's too late.
Publisher: Orenda Books
Number of pages: 400
Dimensions: 198 x 130 mm
'Fans of Nordic Noir will love this moving debut from Icelander Eva Bjork Aegisdottir. It's subtle, nuanced, with a sympathetic central character and the possibilities of great stories to come' - Ann Cleeves
'An exciting and harrowing tale from one of Iceland's rising stars' - Ragnar Jonasson
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Thank you to the publishers for this review copy and apologies that this has been left in the to be read pile for so long.
This is a superb debut which I happily read yesterday, it very much made me think of Camilla... More
“A solid start to a series...”
It’s always good to discover another member of the Icelandic crime writing stable, and if you have previously enjoyed Ragnar Jonasson or Yrsa Siggurdottir, there is much to enthral you here. The Creak On The Stairs... More
“Crime mystery set in AKRANES in ICELAND”
This is a debut and a hugely competently put together story – a great addition to the Icelandic Noir stable.
I was delighted to listen to the book as an Audiobook because the narration by Di Croft is solid and... More
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