Category Archives: Arnaldur Indriðason

How do you say congratulations in Swedish?

By now everyone who cares is undoubtedly well aware that while I was sleeping on Friday night Johan Theorin’s The Darkest Room was awarded the 2010 UK Crime Writer’s Association’s International Dagger Award for crime fiction translated into English. My heartfelt congratulations … Continue reading

Posted in Andrea Camilleri, Arnaldur Indriðason, Asa Larsson, Christian Jungersen, Claudia Pineiro, Deon Meyer, Hakan Nesser, Johan Theorin, Leif Davidsen, list, Luis Miguel Rocha, Mehmet Murat Somer, Michele Giuttari, Paco Ignacio Taibo II, Teresa Solana, Tonino Benacqusita | 6 Comments

And the winner is…

…I’ve no idea. The only thing that can be virtually guaranteed is that my personal selection for best of the shortlisted novels for the UK Crime Writers Association International Dagger Award for translated crime fiction will not be the one … Continue reading

Posted in Andrea Camilleri, Arnaldur Indriðason, Deon Meyer, Johan Theorin, Stieg Larsson, Tonino Benacqusita | 12 Comments

Halfway Down the Stairs

OK the title really doesn’t have any relevance as this is a post about being half way through the reading year and reflecting on my favourite books so far. But I never think of the word halfway without remembering my favourite … Continue reading

Posted in A A Milne, Ariana Franklin, Arnaldur Indriðason, Belinda Bauer, books of the year, Johan Theorin, list, Reginald Hill, S J Bolton, Shona MacLean, Simon Lelic, Sue Grafton | 3 Comments

Books of the month – April 2010

In an effort to make my end of year selection of best reads a little easier I have decided to sum up each month’s bookishness here at the blog. Most people would have started in January but I’ve never been … Continue reading

Posted in Arnaldur Indriðason, books of the month, Deon Meyer, Leif Davidsen, Luis Miguel Rocha, Malla Nunn (Aus), Margot Kinberg, Matt Beynon Rees, Michele Giuttari, Shona MacLean, Simon Lelic | 3 Comments

Review: Hypothermia by Arnaldur Indriðason

Prior to this book I’d only read one of Arnaldur Indriðason’s Erlendur series, Jar City which I liked but didn’t love. However, when Hypothermia became available at my local library I thought I’d use it as my first book to … Continue reading

Posted in Arnaldur Indriðason, book review, Iceland, Scandinavian Reading Challenge 2010 | 17 Comments