Cover Reveal – In The Dark We Forget

From the Booking Desk: I first met Sandra SG Wong when I was part of the pub quiz team she led at the Toronto Bouchercon. Nevermind the fact that we did not win the quiz, because a friendship was born and that is so much more important. When Sandra asked if I would...

Reykjavik Nights – The BOLO Books Review

After writing nine novels featuring Inspector Erlendur, Arnaldur Indriðason took an unexpected detour with Reykjavik Nights and gave readers a glimpse back at the origins of his now iconic lead character. As Reykjavik Nights opens, it is the late sixties or early...

Cold As Hell – The BOLO Books Review

Everyone knows that Iceland is a nation that has a very low crime rate and homicides are the rarest of all, but as readers have seen through their excellent crime fiction output, that does not mean that there are not mysteries to be solved. One of the true dangers of...

All Her Little Secrets – The BOLO Books Review

Following the success of diverse writers coming out of smaller presses, it is so refreshing to see that the bigger publishing houses are now opening their doors to more diverse authors as well. It is a shame to think that just a few years ago, Wanda M. Morris might...

Iceland Noir – Recap

As anyone who follows me on my various social media sites has no doubt noticed, I have spent the last few weeks in Iceland. This trip was originally planned for November 2020, but of course the global pandemic had other ideas. Fortunately, we were able to adjust all...

The Commandments – The BOLO Books Review

Crime fiction readers who have experienced the works of Arnaldur Indridason, Yrsa Sigurdardóttir, Ragnar Jónasson, and/or Eva Björg Ægisdóttir will have noticed that these Icelanders seem to have an innate ability to write about the darkest of subject matters without...

Where the Shadows Lie – The BOLO Books Review

Readers of JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings know the legend of the “One Ring” and its destruction on Mordor, but what if those legends were inspired by actual events? What if they were based on the lore of a long-lost Icelandic Saga? That is the premise of Where...

Gallows Rock – The BOLO Books Review

In Gallows Rock, the fourth book in Yrsa Sigurdardoittir’s “Children’s House” series, a traditional site for executions during ancient times becomes the harrowing location for a modern-day Icelandic murder. For this outing, the main character is Detective...