Yrsa Sigurdardóttir – The BOLO Books Interview

From the Booking Desk:

Yesterday, I posted my review of  Yrsa Sigurdardóttir’s new series debut, The Legacy.  Today, I am happy to welcome her to BOLO Books for some deeper discussion of this new novel, translations, how the Paleo diet is like a ghost, and the possibility of Thóra making an appearance in the new series. You don’t want to miss this folks!

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The Legacy – The BOLO Books Review

Readers of series crime fiction know that typically the linkage between books resides with the characters, so when an author tries something different, it does tend to get noticed. In her new series debut, Yrsa Sigurdardóttir centers the series around an institution – in this case, the Children’s House of Iceland. The Legacy introduces readers to this real-world facility, which specializes in the care and treatment of abused and traumatized children.

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The Lost Woman – The BOLO Books Review

Sara Blaedel is the Denmark-based author of the Louise Rick mystery series. Next week, the sixth book to be translated into English will be released. Like its predecessors, The Lost Woman uses the tropes of the crime fiction genre in order to tackle topical and controversial concerns in an entertaining and enlightening way.

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BOLO – Week of January 29, 2017

From The Booking Desk:

Things in the world have been pretty stressful lately; everyone is having burn-out from the political landscape – but publishing is still there giving readers books that will take their mind off reality for a few precious moments. This week there is an incredibly strong roster of titles vying for your attention.

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Rupture – The BOLO Books Review

Rupture begins with a very unsettling and creepy set piece: Róbert – loving husband and devoted stepfather – is awoken by an unusual noise in another room. Going to investigate, Róbert finds the outside door to their home is open and there are wet footprints on the floor – footprints that lead directly to the master bedroom door. With that five page sequence, Ragnar Jónasson once again grabs readers by the throat and there is simply no turning back.

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Nightblind –
The BOLO Books Review (UK Edition)

Statistically, the occurrences of violent crime in Iceland are miniscule, but with Nightblind Ragnar Jónasson shows readers that the gap between a low crime rate and a low rate of reported crime is a chasm rather than a crack. When his English-language debut Snowblind appeared last year, I dubbed Ragnar Jónasson’s work cozy noir, and now that the second book in the “Dark Iceland” series has been released, this genre moniker seems even more appropriate. Jónasson takes readers into the icy depths of Scandinavian criminality, but does so in an almost genteel manner.

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