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  • Iceland's Bellby Halldor Laxness; Philip Roughton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95

    Sometimes grim, sometimes uproarious, and always captivating, Iceland?s Bell by Nobel Laureate Halldór Laxness is at once an updating of the traditional Icelandic saga and a caustic social satire. At the close of the 17th century, Iceland is an oppressed Danish colony, suffering under extreme poverty, famine, and plague. A farmer and accused cord-thief... more...

  • The Day is Darkby Yrsa Sigurdardottir; Philip Roughton

    Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 10.99

    A chilling new case for Thora Gudmundsdottir, from Iceland's answer to Stieg Larsson. When all contact is lost with two Icelanders working in a harsh and sparsely populated area on the northeast coast of Greenland, Thora is hired to investigate. Is there any connection with the woman who vanished from the site some months earlier? Why are the... more...

  • Ashes to Dustby Yrsa Sigurdardottir; Philip Roughton

    Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 10.99

    The third crime novel from international bestseller Yrsa Sigurdardottir, ASHES TO DUST is tense, taut and terrifying - not to be missed for fans of Nordic Noir. Thora peered at the floor, but couldn't see anything that could have frightened Markus that much, only three mounds of dust. She moved the light of her torch over them. It took her... more...

  • Someone to Watch Over Meby Yrsa Sigurdardottir; Philip Roughton

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 10.99

    A creepy, compelling thriller, SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME is the fifth Thora Gudmundsdottir novel from Yrsa, 'Iceland's answer to Stieg Larsson' ( Daily Telegraph). A young man with Down's Syndrome has been convicted of burning down his care home and killing five people, but a fellow inmate at his secure psychiatric unit has hired Thora to... more...

  • The Sorrow of Angelsby Jón Kalman Stefánsson; Philip Roughton

    Quercus 2013; US$ 8.99

    It is three weeks since the boy came to town, carrying a book of poetry to return to the old sea captain - the poetry that did for his friend Bárđur. Three weeks, but already Bárđur's ghost has faded. Snow falls so heavily that it binds heaven and earth together. As the villagers gather in the inn to drink schnapps and coffee while the boy reads... more...

  • The Heart of Manby Jón Kalman Stefánsson; Philip Roughton

    Quercus 2015; US$ 18.99

    After coming through the blizzard that almost cost them everything, Jens and the boy are far from home, in a fishing community at the edge of the world. Taken in by the village doctor, the boy once again has the sense of being brought back from the grave. But this is a strange place, with otherworldly inhabitants, including flame-haired Álfheiđur,... more...

  • Fish Have No Feetby Jón Kalman Stefánsson; Philip Roughton

    Quercus 2016; US$ 18.99

    Keflavik: a town that has been called the darkest place in Iceland, surrounded by black lava fields, hemmed in by a sea that may not be fished. Its livelihood depends entirely on a U.S. military base, a conduit for American influences that shaped Icelandic culture and ethics from the 1950s to the dawning of the new millennium. It is to Keflavik... more...

  • Heaven and Hellby Jón Kalman Stefánsson; JON STEFANSSON; Jon Stefansson Kalman; Philip Roughton; Roughton Phil

    Quercus 2011; US$ 12.99

    In a remote part of Iceland, a young man joins a boat to fish for cod, but when a tragedy occurs at sea he is appalled by his fellow fishermen's cruel indifference. Lost and broken, he leaves the settlement in secret, his only purpose to return a book to a blind old sea captain beyond the mountains. Once in the town he finds that he is not alone in... more...

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