Ragnar Jonasson

author of the Dark Iceland series

"British aficionados of Nordic Noir are familiar with two excellent Icelandic writers, Arnaldur Indriðason and Yrsa Sigurðardóttir. Here´s a third: Ragnar Jónasson ... the darkness and cold are almost papable." - THE TIMES

"There will be no better way to start the year than by reading Nightblind by Ragnar Jonasson ... Jonasson's books have breathed new life into Nordic noir." - SUNDAY EXPRESS

"Nightblind ... certainly lives up to the promise of its predecessor ... this is an atmospheric portrayal of a claustrophobic place where everyone is connected ... economical and evocative prose, as well as some masterful prestidigation ..." - THE GUARDIAN

"Story's got me gripped but even more satisfying is how the characters are never just there as pawns in the plot." - IAN RANKIN


"First of all I’ll start by saying Ragnar Jonasson is an insanely good writer. I read a lot of books. And this guy is good. Insanely. … Really its blinking marvellous. Icelandic noir with an absolute touch of class, the atmospheric and beautiful narrative touch brought to the characterisation and plotting is a joy to behold – better still it completely sucks you in.  A masterclass in tension building, ramping up the pressure and the claustrophobic nature of the setting …" - LizLovesBooks.com (1/1/16)

***** 5/5 - "The elegant prose, coupled with the chilling, almost sleepy location, make for an utterly enthralling read. An easy 5 stars for me …" - Bibliophile Book Club

***** 5/5 - "If you have yet to discover the Dark Iceland series you're seriously missing a major new talent in Nordic Noir. Any serious crime fiction fan needs these books on their shelves." - Crimesquad.com (Jan 2016)

***** 5/5 - "Nightblind is a thriller of distinction. It possesses a majestic quality and reigns supreme. With its superb blend of moody environment, undercurrent of unease, and pitch-perfect pace, right now I’m thinking I’ll be hard-pressed to find another book to rival it." - Little Bookness Lane

"... a polished and compelling work of crime fiction." - neverimitate (neverimitate.wordpress.com) (2/1/2016)

"What Ragnar Jónasson gives us in Nighblind is a complex crime thriller written against a backdrop of the wintery Icelandic scenery that Jónasson weaves into the storyline and is nothing short of breath-taking and just adds to the drama that is unfolding." - The Last Word Book Review (1/1/16)

"I loved Nightblind. It is a wonderfully written, well paced story that is enhanced by the chilling backdrop of the Icelandic town." - The Owl on the Bookshelf (28/12/15)

"… the lovechild of Agatha Christie and Icelandic Noir … A marvellous addition to any crime lover's bookshelf, Nightblind is definitely a worthy read!" - MadHatterReviews.co.uk (21/12/15)

"Icelandic Noir has never fallen from the pages of a thriller so eloquently! Dark and chilling, Nightblind has been written with a beautiful prose and a narrative that just begs to be devoured." - MiloRambles.com

"In short I really loved this book. I would definitely recommend this book to others and I can’t wait to read more in this series. Ragnar Jónasson is certainly an author to watch and he seems destined to be up there with the greats." - Best Crime Books and More (4/1/16)

"Beautifully written, NIGHTBLIND is Icelandic Noir at its finest – a modern take on a golden age style mystery, with an extra touch of darkness and an Icelandic twist." - Crimethrillergirl.com (5/1/16)

"The classic whodunit remains at the heart of the book and it is a clever and absorbing one … a very entertaining read and an excellent addition to the Dark Iceland series." - livemanylives.wordpress.com

"Nightblind is a dark read which had me gripped through out." - Bytheletterbookreviews.com (6/1/2016)

"Nightblind is an amazing Icelandic Noir novel … Yet again, Ragnar Jónasson has created a beautifully-written Agatha Christie-style murder mystery …" - Victoria Goldman, Off the Shelf Book Reviews (7/1/2016)