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Thrillers & Crime Novels set in Reykjavik


Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
The Legacy
Children's House - Book 1
2019 (First published: 2014)
A baby goes missing on a cold day in Reykjavik. Years later, detective Huldar and child psychologist Freyja are on the same team working on a case involving a dismembered body found in a deserted car. Their past relationship and secrets from the past threaten to surface as they try to solve the case. Freyja is also accused of a serious breach of police protocol and Huldar must decide if he can help her.
480 Pages
3/5
221
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Arnaldur Indriðason
Jar City: A Reykjavik Thriller
Inspector Erlendur - Book 1
2005
When a lonely old man is found dead in his Reykjavík flat, the only clues are a cryptic note left by the killer and a photograph of a young girl's grave. Inspector Erlendur discovers that many years ago the victim was accused, but not convicted, of an unsolved crime, a rape. Did the old man's past come back to haunt him?  
304 Pages
3/5
450
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Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
The Reckoning
Children's House - Book 2
2019 (First published: 2015)
A chilling note written by a thirteen-year-old predicting the deaths of six people is found in a time capsule, ten years after it was buried. Can it be a real threat? Detective Huldar turns to psychologist Freyja to help understand the child who hid the message. But the discovery of the letter coincides with a string of murders.
384 Pages
3/5
212
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Arnaldur Indriðason
Silence of the Grave
Inspector Erlendur - Book 2
2006
On the outskirts of Reykjavik, a human skeleton is discovered half-buried in a construction site. When Inspector Erlendur comes to investigate he finds himself knee-deep in both a crime scene and an archeological dig. Bone by bone the body is unearthed and the violent history of a family which lived nearby is exhumed along with it.  
293 Pages
4/5
272
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Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
The Absolution
Children's House - Book 3
2020 (First published: 2016)
The police find out about the crime the way everyone does: on Snapchat: The video shows the terrified victim begging for forgiveness. When her body is found, it is marked with a number 2. Detective Huldar joins the investigation, bringing child psychologist Freyja on board to help question the murdered teenager's friends. Then another teenager goes missing.
368 Pages
3/5
175
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Arnaldur Indriðason
Voices
Inspector Erlendur - Book 3
2006
The Christmas rush is at its peak in a grand Reykjavík hotel when Inspector Erlendur is called in to investigate a murder. The hotel Santa has been stabbed, and Erlendur and his detective colleagues have no shortage of suspects between hotel staff and the international travelers staying for the holidays. But then a shocking secret surfaces.  
313 Pages
3/5
283
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Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
Gallows Rock
Children's House - Book 4
2020 (First published: 2017)
On a bleak lava field just outside Reykjavik stands the Gallows Rock -once a place of execution, now tourist attraction. Until this morning, when a man was found hanging from it. The nail embedded in his chest proves it wasn't suicide. When the police go to his flat, a further puzzle awaits: a four-year-old boy has been left there. He doesn't seem to have any link with the victim.
416 Pages
3/5
183
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Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
The Doll
Children's House - Book 5
2022 (First published: 2018)
It was meant to be a quiet family fishing trip, a chance for mother and daughter to talk. But it changes the course of their lives forever. They catch nothing except a broken doll that gets tangled in the net. Her daughter pleads to keep it. That evening, the mother posts a picture of the doll on social media. By the morning, she is dead and the doll has disappeared.
400 Pages
2/5
278
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Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
The Fallout
Children's House - Book 6
2022 (First published: 2019)
A baby goes missing on a cold day in Reykjavik. Years later, detective Huldar and child psychologist Freyja are on the same team working on a case involving a dismembered body found in a deserted car. Their past relationship and secrets from the past threaten to surface as they try to solve the case. Freyja is also accused of a serious breach of police protocol and Huldar must decide if he can help her.
400 Pages
3/5
266
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