Yrsa Sigurðardóttir (translated by Victoria Cribb)

Books by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir (translated by Victoria Cribb)

Gallows Rock

Detective Huldar and child psychologist Freya join forces again to work on a complicated case where a banker is found hanging from Gallows Rock, an ancient execution place, and a mysterious small boy is in the man’s luxurious empty flat.

Reviewed on 19 December 2020 by Ewa Sherman

The Absolution

Detective Huldar and child psychologist Freya are working together again. Their own relationship goes through various stages as they investigate vicious murders in Reykjavik, being announced by a killer via a mobile phone Snapchat app.

Reviewed on 31 January 2020 by Ewa Sherman

The Reckoning

A chilling message found in a school’s time capsule says that six people will be killed. The threat has been written ten years ago. Disgraced detective Huldar is assigned to investigate this seemingly non-case.

Reviewed on 24 November 2018 by Ewa Sherman

The Legacy

Out of his depth detective Huldar and the child psychologist Freyja must work together to get any information from seven-year-old Margrét, the only witness to her mother’s horrific murder.

Reviewed on 10 June 2017 by Ewa Sherman

Why Did You Lie?

Four people are stranded in a small lighthouse on a rock surrounded by raging sea. An ordinary couple return from home-swap in America to find their guests apparently missing. A journalist on the track of an old case hangs himself in his own garage. Someone is determined to punish them.

Reviewed on 21 January 2017 by Ewa Sherman

Someone To Watch OVer Me

Reykjavik lawyer Thora Gudmundsdottir is hired by a deeply unpleasant and manipulative child sex offender with a view to overturning the conviction of a fellow inmate in his secure unit. Her investigations are hampered by lies, half-truths and cover-ups.

Reviewed on 23 August 2014 by John Cleal