Books by Yrsa Sigurdardottir and Complete Book Reviews

Yrsa Sigurdardottir, trans. from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton. Minotaur, $14.99 trade paper (352p) ISBN 978-1-250-01900-4
Two cases of vanished children propel this meticulously plotted supernatural thriller from Icelandic author Sigurdardottir (Ashes to Dust). In the first, a trio of travelers to the isolated Westfjords village of Hesteyri are thwarted in their...
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Yrsa Sigurdardóttir, trans. from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb. Minotaur, $25.99 (336p) ISBN 978-1-250-05148-6
When a yacht crashes into a Reykjavík harbor jetty in the prologue of Sigurdardóttir’s outstanding sixth Thóra Gudmundsdóttir thriller (after 2015’s Someone to Watch over Me), onlookers are shocked to find no one aboard—no captain, no crew, and no...
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Yrsa Sigurdardottir, trans. from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb. Minotaur, $25.99 (464p) ISBN 978-1-250-13626-8
This relentlessly paced series launch from Sigurdardottir (The Undesired) is as stark and horrifying as any of the ancient Icelandic sagas. In 1987, three orphaned siblings fall victim to bureaucratic exigency: the sister, because she is more...
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Yrsa Sigurdardóttir, trans. from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb. Minotaur, $25.99 (368p) ISBN 978-1-250-10740-4
Two tales of personal and familial anguish, decades apart, drive this chilling standalone from Icelandic author Sigurdardóttir (Someone to Watch over Me). In the present, single father Ódinn Hafsteinsson, who works for the State Supervisory Agency,...
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Yrsa Sigurdardóttir, trans. from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton. Minotaur, $14.99 trade paper (384p) ISBN 978-1-250-02940-9
Icily compelling, Sigurdardóttir’s fourth Thóra Gudmundsdóttir thriller (after 2012’s Ashes to Dust) explores one of Earth’s least hospitable regions, Greenland’s east coast, where workers at a remote molybdenum mining site have disappeared. Thóra,...
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Yrsa Sigurdardóttir, trans. from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb. Minotaur, $26.99 (384p) ISBN 978-1-250-13628-2
Sigurdardóttir just keeps getting better and better, as shown by this second entry in the trilogy that began with 2018’s The Legacy. In 2016, hunky demoted Reykjavík detective Huldar consults Freyja, a child psychologist with whom he worked on a...
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Yrsa Sigurdardóttir, trans. from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton. Minotaur, $25.99 (336p) ISBN 978-1-250-05147-9
In Sigurdardóttir’s absorbing if unevenly paced fifth Thóra Gudmondsdóttir mystery (after 2013’s The Day Is Dark), the Reykjavík attorney takes on a client named Jósteinn Karlsson, who claims that he wants his friend Jakob, who has Down’s syndrome,...
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Yrsa Sigurdardóttir, trans. from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb. Minotaur, $28.99 (368p) ISBN 978-1-250-13630-5
In Sigurdardóttir’s stellar third Children’s House thriller (after 2019’s The Reckoning), Freyja , a frustrated child psychologist, joins forces with Huldar , an problem-ridden Reykjavík police detective, to try to catch a serial killer. The killer...
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Yrsa Sigurdardóttir, trans. from the Icelandic by Philip Roughton. Minotaur, $14.99 trade paper (368p) ISBN 978-0-312-64174-0
Sigurdardóttir’s excellent third thriller featuring lawyer Thóra Gudmundsdóttir should win this talented Icelandic author new fans. In 1973, a volcanic eruption on Iceland’s Heimaey Island buried a number of houses in lava, including that of Markús...
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Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Author, Bernard Scudder, Translator William Morrow & Company $23.95 (314p) ISBN 978-0-06-114336-6
Similar in plot to Swedish author Helene Tursten's The Glass Devil, this first in a new series from Icelandic author Sigurdardottir offers little readers have not seen before. As with Tursten's novel, the spectre of demon-worship is at the heart of...
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Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Author, Bernard Scudder, Translator, Anna Yates, Translator , trans. from the Icelandic by Bernard Scudder and Anna Yates. Morrow $24.99 (352p) ISBN 978-0-06-114338-0
In Sigurdardóttir's engaging second crime novel to feature attorney Thóra Gudmundsdóttir (after Last Rituals ), Jónas Júlíusson, a client Thóra assisted with a land purchase in West Iceland,...
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