There’s a scene in Blood Floe where we meet several interesting people at which point a new task force and a news series is born. Without giving too much away, I can say that one of the characters in that scene is Hákon Sigurdsson, a police constable in the Icelandic State Police. He is one of the first members of the Polar Task Force with the fun nickname of PolarPol – the task force, not Hákon. I can’t imagine him thinking that was fun. And, yes, all of a sudden, a whole new series is born. I can’t say too much without giving too much away, but there are 8 countries with territories inside the Arctic – so you can see where this is going. 😉
Northern Light is the first book in the series, and is available at a crazy pre-order price on Amazon:
USA, UK, Canada, and Australia
I’m heading north again – this time it’s Iceland, in November!
I’m really excited about going to Iceland Noir, and sitting on a panel of authors. I have zero, and I mean zero idea about what that means, but hey, when in Iceland! I always thought I might land there one day, and actually hoped a few times to be diverted when flying through bad weather in Greenland, but Air Greenland pilots are pretty good, damnit! 🙂
Anyway, that’s it for news just now. Just had to share.
I love the cover for Yrsa Sigurðardóttir’s book DNA. There are variations with all but the titles blacked-out somehow, but the gaffa tape is inspired. Truly.
I met Yrsa at the Horsens Crime Festival, gave her a copy of Seven Graves One Winter – see earlier post for the #shortageofbooks – and told her that I just had to say “hi” as her books, and the other Icelandic crime authors’ books, help sell my own. I find that I am regularly placed on Amazon beside the Icelanders, and I can’t think of better company.
I flew over Iceland a lot when I lived in Greenland, sometimes flying high to beat the ash from the volcanoes, but I never set foot on Iceland, something I really need to do something about.
It was great to talk to Yrsa. She is a talented and passionate author determined to find interesting ways to bump people off. I mean, what’s not to like? I look forward to reading more of her books, and wish her well with both old and new books, not least because they are good for business.
You can find out more about Yrsa Sigurðardóttir on her Facebook page.