Ragnar Jónasson (translated by Quentin Bates)

Books by Ragnar Jónasson (translated by Quentin Bates)


Two days before Christmas, a young woman is found dead beneath the cliffs of a deserted village. Siglufjörður’s detective Ari Thór and his former boss Tómas investigate whether she jumped, or whether something more sinister or supernatural happened to her.

Reviewed on 21 July 2018 by Ewa Sherman


A body of a murdered man is found in a remote location on the shores of a serene fjord in northern Iceland. Young policeman Ari Thór Arason investigates the case while a reporter from Reykjavík escapes the volcanic ash cloud and makes her own enquiries.

Reviewed on 24 December 2016 by Ewa Sherman


In a quiet fishing village in the northern tip of Iceland a police inspector is shot at close range. Ari Thór searches for the clues in the darkness of a long cold winter and in people’s memories.

Reviewed on 27 February 2016 by Ewa Sherman


New cop Ari Thor Arason is offered a job in the far north of Iceland. A famous writer dies, a woman is attacked – and the village is cut off by an avalanche with a killer on the loose.

Reviewed on 04 July 2015 by Sharon Wheeler