A Year of Orenda – Winterkill by Ragnar Jonasson trns David Warriner

A Year of Orenda – Winterkill by Ragnar Jonasson trns David Warriner

Today is a bittersweet day. Not only is it the final day in our Ragnar week, but it is also the very last ever Ari Thór novel and the last time I get to demonstrate how I can spell Siglufjörður without thinking about it. Took me ages to work out how to get all those [...]

A Year of Orenda – Nightblind by Ragnar Jónasson trns Quentin Bates

A Year of Orenda – Nightblind by Ragnar Jónasson trns Quentin Bates

Day two of Ragnar week and I'm resharing my thoughts on Nightblind, book two in Ragnar Jónasson's Dark iceland series featuring Ari Thor. I was very lucky in coming to these books a bit late as it meant I could devour books one and two in quick succession and I loved the Christie-esque simplicity to [...]

A Year of Orenda – Snowblind by Ragnar Jónasson trs Quentin Bates

A Year of Orenda – Snowblind by Ragnar Jónasson trs Quentin Bates

A new week and a change of author. Today marks the start of Ragnar week on the blog and is also day five of our Jolabokafloð countdown. Ragnar's books were amongst the first Orenda titles I ever read, or rather listened to, devouring the first few on audiobook in quick succession. These are the books [...]

A Year of Orenda – Snowblind by Ragnar Jónasson

A Year of Orenda – Snowblind by Ragnar Jónasson

This is one of the books that started me on the road to becoming a lifelong Orenda Books fan. There were a cluster of three books that I picked up on during my visit to my first ever Crimefest in Bristol back in 2016, all published by Orenda Books, although I didn't know it at [...]

Review – ‘Black Out’ by Ragnar Jónasson (@ragnarjo) – Dark Iceland #3 (@orendabooks)

June 2010. Reykjavik is still recovering from the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull the previous month, the atmosphere somewhat tainted. Reporter Ísrún fears that this will be just another routine day for her, knowing that her boss, Ívar, will assign her yet another mundane report, anything to prevent her from challenging him for promotion. And yet when [...]