Jonasson plays fair with the reader his clues are traditional and beautifully finessed and he keeps you turning the pages Snowblind is morallyequivocal than most traditional whodunnits, and it offers alluring glimpses of darker, and infinitelythreatening horizons Independent A tiny, segregated town is a superb setting for a crime novel, and Jonasson exploits it well He builds a layered mystery featuring a series of unhealthy secrets, and past crimes buried deep in the sheltered, almost claustrophobic recesses of family life, which Ari Thor will pay a high price for unravelling Crime Thriller Journal Bitingly contemporary in setting and tone Express A modern take on an Agatha Christie style mystery, as twisty as any slalom Ian Rankin Ragnar Jonasson does claustrophobia beautifully Ann CleevesSiglufjrur an idyllically quiet fishing village on the northernmost tip of Iceland, accessible only via a small mountain tunnelAri Thr Arason a local policeman, whose tumultuous past and uneasy relationships with the villagers continue to haunt himThe peace of this close knit community is shattered by the murder of a policeman shot at point blank range in the dead of night in a deserted house With a killer on the loose and the dark arctic winter closing in, it falls to Ari Thr to piece together a puzzle that involves tangled local politics, a compromised new mayor, and a psychiatric ward in Reykjavik, where someone is being held against their will Then a mysterious young woman moves to the area, on the run from something she dare not reveal, and it becomes all too clear that tragic events from the past are weaving a sinister spell that may threaten them all Dark, chilling and complex, Nightblind is an extraordinary thriller from an undeniable new talentTraditional and beautifully finessed IndependentBitingly contemporary in setting and tone Sunday ExpressA tiny, segregated town is a superb setting for a crime novel, and Jnasson exploits it well He builds a layered mystery featuring a series of unhealthy secrets, and past crimes buried deep in the sheltered, almost claustrophobic recesses of family life Crime Thriller Journal This is an atmospheric portrayal of a claustrophobic place where everyone is connected Laura Wilson, GuardianA modern take on an Agatha Christie style mystery Ian RankinAn old fashioned murder mystery with a strong central character and the fascinating background of a small Icelandic town Ragnar does claustrophobia beautifully Anne CleevesRagnar has Nordic Noir down pat a remote small town mystery that is sure to please crime fiction aficionados Yrsa SigurardttirRagnar Jnasson write with such a chilling, poetic beauty a must read addition to the growing canon of Iceland Noir Peter James