Ragnar Jonasson

author of the Dark Iceland series

THE HULDA SERIES

The HULDA series revolves around female detective Hulda (literally meaning “hidden woman”) and is set in Reykjavik, the Icelandic highlands, in an isolated fjord and on one of Iceland’s most picturesque and inaccessible islands. Rights sold to Penguin (Michael Joseph) in the UK and St. Martin's Press (Minotaur) in the US.

DIMMA (“DARKNESS”) - BOOK 1 (2015, ICELAND) (2018, UK/US)

Runner-up - Novel of the Year Award 2015 in Iceland, selected by Icelandic booksellers.

One of the best-selling novels in Iceland in 2015.

“The ending hits the reader like a kick in the stomach.“ – FRÉTTATIMINN ****

“Dimma holds the reader from the first page to the last.” – Katrin Jakobsdottir, former Minister of Culture

DRUNGI (“THE ISLAND”) - BOOK 2 (2016, ICELAND) (2019, UK/US)

Shortlisted for the Crime Novel of the Year Award in Iceland.

Third Place - Novel of the Year Award 2016 in Iceland, selected by Icelandic booksellers.

One of the best-selling novels in Iceland in 2016.

"Ragnar's best written book, filled with psychological horror and underlying rage. Hulda Hermannsdottir is a welcome addition to the selection of Icelandic crime fiction protagonists. ... It is almost impossible to put the book down until the last word has been read." - Fréttablaðið ****

"Ragnar's best book." - Kiljan, literary TV show