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Ragnar Jónasson

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Værker af Ragnar Jónasson

Snowblind (2010) 855 eksemplarer
The Darkness (2015) 536 eksemplarer
Nightblind (2015) 380 eksemplarer
Blackout (2011) 337 eksemplarer
The Island (2019) 282 eksemplarer
Rupture (2012) 262 eksemplarer
The Mist (2020) 235 eksemplarer
The Girl Who Died (2021) 201 eksemplarer
Whiteout (2013) 200 eksemplarer
Winterkill (2020) 141 eksemplarer
Outside (2022) 128 eksemplarer
Reykjavík: A Crime Story (2023) 101 eksemplarer
Tuhkayö (2023) 3 eksemplarer
Ingen titel 2 eksemplarer
A Christmas puzzle 1 eksemplar
Rof 1 eksemplar
Tågen : krimi 1 eksemplar
Reykjavik 1 eksemplar
Lumisokea 1 eksemplar
Dimma 1 eksemplar
Lumisokea 1 eksemplar
ORB IN ZAPADA 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Mystery Tour (2017) — Bidragyder — 35 eksemplarer
Scandi Magazine #1 (2021) — Bidragyder — 1 eksemplar

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2023 book #62. 2023. In 1986, a journalist researches a 30-year old mystery of the disappearance of a teenage girl. He learns a secret powerful people have been keeping quiet all this time. Set in Iceland, a good mystery, and an interesting look at a foreign place not well known.
capewood | 10 andre anmeldelser | Dec 4, 2023 |
This was an OK story, a cold case that is not quite historical from where I sit in 2023, because the crime takes place in the 1950s and is solved in the 1980s. It doesn’t do anything super tricksy or groundbreaking, but if you like mystery stories set in Iceland, it makes a good read.
rabbitprincess | 10 andre anmeldelser | Nov 9, 2023 |
It is 1956 and fifteen-year-old Lara Marteinsdottir has disappeared without a trace. She was spending the summer working as a maid on the island of Viday off the coast of Reykjavik for prominent lawyer Ottar Oskarsson and his wife. Her parents got worried when she didn’t make her weekly phone call home and they called the police. Police officer Kristjan Kristjansson investigated but no body was ever found thus no charges ever placed. Oskarsson said that one day Lara abruptly gave her notice and just up and left their employ with no warning, leaving them high and dry. Speculation was that she made her way back to Reykjavik or drowned but there was no proof. If she drowned, at least her luggage would have remained on shore but none was recovered.

Reykjavik newspapers resurrected the case 1966 and again in 1976 but it was basically a rehash of what was printed at the time of the disappearance. No new evidence had come to light.

In 1986, however, fledgling reporter Valur Robertsson decided he was going to make a difference and started researching the case and interviewing all the people associated with it as well as those acquainted with Oskarsson. The weekly newspaper he worked for, Vikubladid (veek-oo-blaa-thith), printed several articles, but while new information was uncovered, it was still a cold case with no solution in sight.

That all changed when Vikubladid editor, Dagbjartur (daak-byar-toor) Steinsson, prematurely announces that the case was close to being solved and there would be a final answer in the upcoming edition in a week. Robertsson suddenly received an anonymous phone call stating the caller knew where the body was buried.

That one announcement led to a series of both disastrous and enlightening events.

Authors Jonasson and Jakobsdottir ably interweave in this historical cold case novel the events at the time including Reykjavik’s 200th anniversary, the introduction of privately owned radio and television stations and the historic summit meeting between U.S. President Reagan and USSR President Gorbachev held in Reykjavik.

Reykjavik: A Crime Story has received several starred reviews and has repeatedly been described as a slow-burn, spellbinding mystery. I concur. The book has interesting characters, a good plot and a surprise ending. While there is little in the way of violence and it certainly is not a gruesome read, it is not a cozy mystery and there is constant action. It is recommended for fans of Jo Nesbo’s Harry Hole mysteries. I’d also recommend it for fans of Arnuldur Indridason, although it is not as dark as his noir novels.
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EdGoldberg | 10 andre anmeldelser | Nov 6, 2023 |
A solid story but a terrible book. Just atrocious prose and plotting.
LuckyTim | 10 andre anmeldelser | Nov 3, 2023 |



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