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Snowblind: A Thriller

Category: Book
By (author): Jonasson, Ragnar
Subject:  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural
  FICTION / Thrillers / Crime
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Published: November 2017
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 8.25in x 5.50in
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From The Publisher*Ari Thór Arason: a rookie policeman, assigned his first posting in an idyllically quiet fishing village in Northern Iceland-accessible only via a small mountain tunnel. There he is far from his girlfriend in Reykjavik-with a past that he's unable to leave behind. When a young woman is found lying half-naked in the snow, bleeding and unconscious, and a highly esteemed, elderly writer falls to his death in the local theater, Ari is dragged straight into the heart of a community where he can trust no one, and secrets and lies are a way of life. Past plays tag with the present and the claustrophobic tension mounts, while Ari is thrust ever deeper into his own darkness-blinded by snow and with a killer on the loose. Taut and terrifying, Snowblind is a startling debut from an extraordinary new talent.
Review Quote*A classic crime story… first-rate and highly recommended. -Lee Child "A modern Icelandic take on an Agatha Christie-style mystery, as twisty as any slalom… " -Ian Rankin "Jonasson skillfully alternates points of view and shifts of time… The action builds to a shattering climax." - Publishers Weekly (boxed and starred) "If a Golden Age crime novel was to emerge from a literary deep freeze then you'd hope it would read like this." -Craig Robertson "Seductive… an old-fashioned murder mystery with a strong central character and the fascinating background of a small Icelandic town cut off by snow. Ragnar does claustrophobia beautifully." -Ann Cleeves "A dazzling novel… Thór is a welcome addition to the pantheon of Scandinavian detectives. I can't wait until the sequel!" -William Ryan
Biographical NoteRAGNAR JONASSON was born in Iceland and works as an Attorney at Law and writer in Reykjavik. Before embarking on a writing career, Ragnar translated fourteen Agatha Christie novels into Icelandic. Ragnar is the co-founder of the Reykjavik international crime writing festival Iceland Noir. He has appeared on panels at various crime fiction festivals, including Bouchercon and Left Coast Crime in the US. Ragnar lives in Reykjavik with his wife and two daughters.