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Someone to Watch over Me

A Thriller

Thora Gudmundsdottir

Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Minotaur Books

Bestselling and award-winning Icelandic crime author Yrsa Sigurdardottir is back with the next book in her Thóra Gudmundsdóttir series. SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME, the fifth installment in the Thóra Gudmundsdóttir series, was named Crime Novel of the Year by the Sunday Times.

A young man with Down's Syndrome has been convicted of burning down his assisted living facility and killing five people, but a fellow inmate at his secure psychiatric unit has hired Thora to prove Jakob is innocent. If he didn't do it, who did? And how is the multiple murder connected to the death of a young woman, killed in what was supposed to be a hit-and-run?

Sigurjon Sighvatsson—a veteran producer with over 40 feature films and television series to his credit—plans to start shooting I REMEMBER YOU, her stand-alone ghost story (March 2014), in early 2014 in Iceland. He has also optioned the rights to the Thóra Gudmundsdóttir series which will be a TV series in the English language. 

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Praise for Someone to Watch over Me

Praise for Someone to Watch Over Me

"Yrsa Sigurdardóttir is ensconced at or near the summit of Nordic crime writing." —The Times (UK)
 
"Someone To Watch Over Me, just out, has already seen Yrsa Sigurdardóttir inevitably labeled 'Iceland’s answer to Stieg Larsson'" —The Independent (UK)

"This is a dark and brilliant novel." —Sunday Times (UK)
 
"Thriller of the week. This is a finely drawn portrait." —Mail (UK)
 
"This is a tough but moving novel, with an unusual plot and characters." —Sunday Times (UK)

"A skilled author ... Extremely well plotted."—Kiljan TV (Iceland)

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Yrsa Sigurdardottir

  • YRSA SIGURDARDÓTTIR (pronounced UR-suh SIG-ur-dar-daughter) lives with her family in Reykjavík. She is a director of one of Iceland's largest engineering firms. Her work is climbing bestseller lists all over the world, and films are currently in production for several of her books.
  • Yrsa Sigurdardottir Sigurjo´n Ragnar
    Yrsa Sigurdardottir
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Someone to Watch over Me

A Thriller

Thora Gudmundsdottir

Yrsa Sigurdardottir

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Minotaur Books

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