Ragnar Jonasson

author of the Dark Iceland series

Snowblind - DARK ICELAND novel #1 - JUNE 2015

Snowblind - DARK ICELAND novel #1 - JUNE 2015

SNOWBLIND

A no. 1 Amazon Kindle Bestseller in the UK and Australia, and selected by THE INDEPENDENT as one of the eight best crime novels of the year in the UK.

NIGHTBLIND

A no. 1 Amazon Kindle Bestseller in Australia and winner of the MÖRDA DEAD GOOD READER AWARD for Most Captivating Crime in Translation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series rights sold to:

UK
USA
Canada
France
Germany
Iceland
Italy
Poland
Turkey
Armenia
Japan
South-Korea
Australia
Morocco

UK & AUSTRALIA

SNOWBLIND - 2015
NIGHTBLIND - 2015
BLACKOUT - 2016
RUPTURE - 2017
WHITEOUT - SCHEDULED 2017 

FRANCE

SNJÓR - 2016/2017
MÖRK - scheduled March 2017

USA & CANADA

SNOWBLIND - 2017
NIGHTBLIND - scheduled Dec 2017

GERMANY

SCHNEEBRAUT - 2011
TODESNACHT - 2012

ITALY

L'ANGELO DI NEVE - 2017

POLAND

MILCZENIE LODU - 2015
MILCZENIE NOCY - 2016

SOUTH-KOREA

SNOWBLIND - 2016

ABOUT THE DARK ICELAND SERIES:

The series is set in and around Siglufjörður: an idyllically quiet fishing village in Northern Iceland, where no one locks their doors – accessible only via a small mountain tunnel. Ari Thór Arason: a rookie policeman on his first posting, far from his girlfriend in Reykjavik – with a past that he’s unable to leave behind.

SNOWBLIND: 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 theatre, 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. An avalanche and unremitting snowstorms close the mountain pass, and the 24-hour darkness threatens to push Ari over the edge, as curtains begin to twitch, and his investigation becomes increasingly complex, chilling and personal. 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, taking Nordic Noir to soaring new heights.

NIGHTBLIND: The peace of a close-knit Icelandic community is shattered by the murder of a policeman - shot at point-blank range in the dead of night in a deserted house. With a killer on the loose and the dark Arctic waters closing in, it falls to Ari Thor to piece together a puzzle that involves tangled local politics, a compromised new mayor and a psychiatric ward in Reykjavik where someone is being held against their will...

BLACKOUT: On the shores of a tranquil fjord in Northern Iceland, a man is brutally beaten to death on a bright summer's night. As the 24-hour light of the arctic summer is transformed into darkness by an ash cloud from a recent volcanic eruption, a young reporter leaves Reykajvik to investigate on her own, unaware that an innocent person's life hangs in the balance. Ari Thor Arason and his colleagues on the tiny police force in Siglufjordur struggle with an increasingly perplexing case, while their own serious personal problems push them to the limit. What secrets does the dead man harbour, and what is the young reporter hiding? As silent, unspoken horrors from the past threaten them all, and the darkness deepens, it s a race against time to find the killer before someone else dies...

RUPTURE: 1955. Two young couples move to the uninhabited, isolated fjord of Hedinsfjörður. Their stay ends abruptly when one of the women meets her death in mysterious circumstances. The case is never solved. Fifty years later an old photograph comes to light, and it becomes clear that the couples may not have been alone on the fjord after all… In nearby Siglufjörður, young policeman Ari Thór tries to piece together what really happened that fateful night, in a town where no one wants to know, where secrets are a way of life. He's assisted by Ísrún, a news reporter in Reykjavik who is investigating an increasingly chilling case of her own. Things take a sinsister turn when a child goes missing in broad daylight. With a stalker on the loose, and the town of Siglufjörður in quarantine, the past might just come back to haunt them. 
 

Original publication order of the series in Iceland:

Fölsk nóta (2009)*
Snjóblinda (Snowblind) - 2010
Myrknætti (Blackout) - 2011
Rof (Rupture) - 2012
Andköf (Whiteout) - 2013
Náttblinda (Nightblind) - 2014

* Not set in Siglufjordur, but the first novel featuring Ari Thór Arason, as a young theology student looking for his missing father.