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The Day Is Dark

The Day Is Dark

A Thriller

Thora Gudmundsdottir (Volume 4)

Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Minotaur Books


There's something out there…

"Iceland's answer to Stieg Larsson."

--Daily Telegraph

"Iceland's crime queen."

--The Scotsman

"Engaging, fresh, and exciting."

--James Patterson

Yrsa Sigurdardóttir is widely regarded around the world as one of the best Nordic crime writers working today. Yrsa's previous book in the series, Ashes to Dust, also featured lawyer and sometime sleuth Thóra Gudmundsdóttir and received rave reviews internationally.

In The Day is Dark, when all contact is lost with two Icelanders working in a harsh and sparsely populated area on the coast of Greenland, Thóra is hired to uncover the fates of the missing people. When she arrives in Greenland, she discovers that these aren't the first two to go missing. The local townspeople believe that the area is cursed, and no one wants to get involved in the case. Soon, Thora finds herself stranded in the middle of a wilderness, and the case is as frightening and hostile as the landscape itself.
Chilling, unsettling, and compulsively readable, The Day is Dark is a must read for readers who are looking for the next big thing in crime fiction coming in from the cold.

Chapter 1

March 18, 2008

Thóra Gudmundsdóttir put down the overview of her last month's work schedule at the legal firm. It was hardly what she would call encouraging reading: The cases taken by her and Bragi, her...

Praise for The Day Is Dark

“Deeply satisfying for the warm-toed reader.” —The Independent (UK)

“Excellent…Should win this talented Icelandic author new fans… Even those unfamiliar with this volcanic island nation will find themselves entranced.” —Publishers Weekly (starred) on Ashes to Dust

“A puzzle whose grim solution is worthy of Stieg Larsson.” —Kirkus on Ashes to Dust

“Fans of both mystery and international crime fiction will be intrigued.” —Library Journal on Ashes to Dust

“A superlative thriller from an acclaimed master of Nordic fiction.” — on Ashes to Dust

“Iceland's answer to Stieg Larsson.” —The Telegraph (UK) on Yrsa Sigurdardottir

“Stands comparison with the finest contemporary crime writing anywhere in the world.” —The Times Literary Supplement (UK) on Yrsa Sigurdardottir

“Sigurdardóttir is entitled to join the front rank of Nordic crime writers.” —The Times (UK) on Yrsa Sigurdardottir

“Brilliantly plotted and chilling.” —The Daily Mirror (UK) on Yrsa Sigurdardottir


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Yrsa Sigurdardottir

YRSA SIGURDARDÓTTIR 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.

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