Reykjavík: A Crime Story (Paperback)

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With over four million copies sold worldwide, Ragnar Jónasson, along with Katrín Jakobsdóttir, brings us a gripping and chilling new thriller, Reykjavík.

What happened to Lára?

Iceland, 1956. Fourteen-year-old Lára decides to spend the summer working for a couple on the small island of Videy, just off the coast of Reykjavík. In early August, the girl disappears without a trace. Time passes, and the mystery becomes Iceland‘s most infamous unsolved case. What happened to the young girl? Is she still alive? Did she leave the island, or did something happen to her there?

Thirty years later, as the city of Reykjavík celebrates its 200th anniversary, journalist Valur Robertsson begins his own investigation into Lára's case. But as he draws closer to discovering the secret, and with the eyes of Reykjavík upon him, it soon becomes clear that Lára's disappearance is a mystery that someone will stop at nothing to keep unsolved . . .

About the Author

RAGNAR JÓNASSON is an international number one award-winning and bestselling author who has sold over four million books in thirty-six territories worldwide. He is the only Icelandic author to have entered the Wall Street Journal bestseller list. Jónasson was born in Reykjavik, where he also teaches copyright law at Reyk­javík University. He has previously worked on radio and television, including as a TV news reporter, and, since the age of seventeen, has translated fourteen of Agatha Christie’s novels into Icelandic. He is the co-founder of the Reykjavík internation­al crime writing festival Iceland Noir. His critically ac­claimed international bestseller The Darkness is soon to be a major CBS Studios TV series, starring Lena Olin as Hulda, directed by Lasse Hallstrom. Ragnar's novel, Outside, is in development as a feature film by Ridley Scott's production company.

KATRIN JAKOBSDOTTIR is the Prime Minister of Iceland. Reykjavik is her first novel. Katrin holds a Masters‘ Degree in Icelandic literature, and has been a member of parliament since 2007. Previously she held the position of Minister of Education. Katrin wrote her masters‘ thesis on Icelandic crime fiction author Arnaldur Indridason.

Praise For…

One of The New York Times’ Best Crime Novels of 2023
An Editors’ Choice/Staff Pick from The New York Times Book Review
An Amazon Editors’ Pick for Best Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

“A slow-burning, spellbinding whodunit. Agatha Christie, to whom it’s dedicated, would be proud.”—Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

"Jónasson has clearly learned a thing or two from Christie’s trademark tight plotting and penetrating characterizations, and Jakobsdóttir’s insider knowledge of Iceland’s halls of power lend the proceedings an air of authenticity. Fans of Jo Nesbø’s Harry Hole series will be rapt."—Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

Reykjavik . . . qualifies as a breakout: seamlessly plotted, with terrific characters and plenty of surprising, earned twists.”—The New York Times

“A beautifully constructed mystery by two super smart partners in crime.”—Anthony Horowitz, New York Times bestselling author of Magpie Murders

"A classic mystery . . . Reykjavik provides tremendous insight into Iceland at a time of change, expansion, and corruption. Sure to appeal to a broad swath of crime-fiction readers."—First Clue

“This is Nordic noir at its most authoritative.”—Financial Times

“A classic crime novel . . . as tense as anything Jonasson has previously written.”—The Sunday Times

“Just one terrific crime novel.”—Daily News

“Fans of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Millennium series will fall in love with Ragnar Jonasson’s Icelandic crime novel, Reykjavík”—Mystery & Suspense

“This writing duo more than satisfies … Reykjavík is both a well-crafted piece of crime fiction as well as a look back at the history of a country that is often misunderstood and overlooked.”—BOLO Books

“If you’re a fan of Nordic noir, you’re gonna love Reykjavík. Both writers are in top form, and their tale is deftly plotted and skillfully rendered”—BookPage

“[Reykjavik] chills the bones and freezes the blood as the unusual partnership between a reporter and a prime minister results in an absorbing whodunit.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250907356
ISBN-10: 1250907357
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Publication Date: August 13th, 2024
Pages: 400
Language: English