'Michael Ridpath is trouncing the Scandinavians on their home turf. This is international thriller writing at its best.' PETER JAMES
Iceland, 2017: When a young Italian tourist is found brutally murdered at a sacred church in northern Iceland, Magnus Jonson, newly returned to the Reykjavik police force, is called in to investigate. At the scene, he finds a stunned TV crew, there to film a documentary on the life of the legendary Viking, Gudrid the Wanderer.
Magnus quickly begins to suspect that there may be more links to the murdered woman than anyone in the film crew will acknowledge. As jealousies come to the surface, new tensions replace old friendships, and history begins to rewrite itself, a shocking second murder leads Magnus to question everything he thought he knew...
Praise for the A Magnus Iceland Mystery series:
'International thriller writing at its best, fine characters, page turning suspense and a great, fresh location.' -- Peter James
'Ingenious and thrilling. Fascinating stuff.' -- Spectator
'A clever blend of murder mystery, myth and up-to-the-minute mayhem...' --The Times
'Entertaining stuff.' -- Daily Telegraph
'Terrific! Great plot and splendid pacing...' -- Simon Brett
'A first class mystery.' -- Booklist
Michael Ridpath spent eight years as a bond trader in the City before giving up his job to write fulltime. He lives in north London with his wife and three children. Visit his website at www.michaelridpath.com.