Ragnar Jónasson

The Mist
  • The Mist

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    'No country associated with the label Nordic noir is as bleak, cold, snowy and empty as Iceland. And no crime writer portrays those elements as evocatively and scarily as Ragnar Jónasson' The Times

    1987. An isolated farm house in the east of Iceland.

    The snowstorm should have shut everybody out. But it didn't.

    The couple should never have let him in. But they did.

    An unexpected guest, a liar, a killer. Not all will survive the night. And Detective Hulda will be haunted forever.

    Praise for Ragnar Jónasson

    '[The Darkness is] Superb. . . chilling . . . one of the great tragic heroines of contemporary detective fiction' Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month

    'A modern take on an Agatha Christie-style mystery, as twisty as any slalom' Ian Rankin

    'A classic crime story seen through a uniquely Icelandic lens. First rate and highly recommended' Lee Child

    'Chilling - a must-read' Peter James

    'Page-turning stuff with an unexpected ending!' James Swallow

    'Was gripped from the start of this brilliantly told story. And left wide-eyed with shock at the ending' Fiona Barton

    'A true masterpiece . . . a plot full of twists and turns and an ending that leaves you gasping for air' Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

RELEASED 30/04/2020

Ragnar Jónasson was born in Reykjavík, Iceland, where he works as a writer and a lawyer and teaches copyright law at Reykjavík University. He has previously worked on radio and television, including as a TV news reporter for the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, and, from the age of seventeen, has translated fourteen of Agatha Christie's novels. He is an international Number One bestseller.