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The mist
Ragnar Jnasson
Paperback / softback
Penguin Books
UK Publication Date

Step into snowy Iceland with the final nail-biting instalment in the critically acclaimed Hidden Iceland series - FROM THE MILLION COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR


Is this the best crime writer in the world today? If you're looking for a mystery to get lost in during lockdown . . .' The Times

'A world-class crime writer . . . One of the most astonishing plots of modern crime fiction' Sunday Times

'It is nothing less than a landmark in modern crime fiction' The Times

1987. An isolated farm house in the east of Iceland.

The snowstorm should have shut everybody out. But it didn't.

The couple should never have let him in. But they did.

An unexpected guest, a liar, a killer. Not all will survive the night. And Detective Hulda will be haunted forever . .

'This is Icelandic noir of the highest order, with Jonasson's atmospheric sense of place, and his heroine's unerring humanity shining from every page' Daily Mail

'Triumphant conclusion. Chilling, creepy, perceptive, almost unbearably tense' Ian Rankin

'This is such a tense, gripping read' Anthony Horowitz

'Brilliantly effective. Each book enraptures us' The Times Literary Supplement

Praise for Ragnar Jnasson

'Superb . . . chilling . . . one of the great tragic heroines of contemporary detective fiction' Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month

'A classic crime story seen through a uniquely Icelandic lens. First rate and highly recommended' Lee Child

'Chilling - a must-read' Peter James

'A stunningly atmospheric story. Pitch-perfect, beautifully paced. Ragnar Jnasson is at the top of his game, and a master of the genre' Will Dean

'Darkly claustrophobic . . . Perfect mid-winter reading' Ann Cleeves

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Ragnar Jnasson is an international number one bestselling author who has sold over two million books in thirty-two countries worldwide. He was born in Reykjavk, Iceland, where he also works as an investment banker and teaches copyright law at Reykjavk University.

He has previously worked on radio and television, including as a TV news reporter for the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service, and, from the age of seventeen, has translated fourteen of Agatha Christie's novels. His critically acclaimed international bestseller The Darkness is soon to be a major TV series.

It is nothing less than a landmark in modern crime fiction
The Times

A world-class crime writer. One of the most astonishing plots of modern crime fiction. A triumphant conclusion to the trilogy [that] makes Iceland's pre-eminence in the crime genre even more marked
Sunday Times

Is this the best crime writer in the world today? . . . He's truly a master of his genre
The Times Online

This is Icelandic noir of the highest order, with Jonasson's atmospheric sense of place, and his heroine's unerring humanity shining from every page
Daily Mail

This is such a tense, gripping read

Triumphant . . . Other writers have explored the possibilities of telling a story in reverse; thus far only Ragnar Jonasson has rendered hindsight so heartbreaking
The Times

Jnasson takes us back to Hulda's origin story with a tale that combines his special talents for spinning a chilling and ingeniously constructed mystery and evoking the dramatic Icelandic environment
Sunday Times Crime Club

Triumphant conclusion. Chilling, creepy, perceptive, almost unbearably tense
Ian Rankin

Jonasson's is a unique voice in this genre. The beauty of this trilogy is that each book enraptures us almost to the point of forgetting the future we already know. Brilliantly effective
The Times Literary Supplement

Jnasson weaves his suspenseful tales together with remorseless logic up to a climax more nightmarish than the buildup

Fans of dark crime fiction that doesn't pull punches will be amply rewarded
Publishers Weekly

Extraordinary . . . a triumph
Ian Rankin

Wrap up warmly for this invigorating Iceland-set slice of Nordic noir
Financial Times

Shades of Alfred Hitchcock . . . The author's deceptive plotting in this story is certain to blow readers away
Dayton Daily News

Snow and ice provide the background to Ragnar Jnasson's latest exploration of trauma and hardship in Iceland. Throughout the novel, the characters' wilful refusal to face reality is both exasperating and credible
Literary Review

Ragnar Jnasson is a brilliant storyteller, who skilfully tells the story on multiple time levels, with different main characters and surprising twists. It is frighteningly believable, and exciting to the end
Dagens Nyheter, Sweden

Standalone thriller from the author of the Hulda Trilogy lives up to expectations and offers psychological drama and a ghostly atmosphere at the world's end. A story that gets under your skin
Gteborgs Posten, Sweden

Praise for Ragnar Jnasson


Jnasson is an automatic must-read for me . . . possibly the best Scandi writer working today

Dark, chilling and utterly gripping, The Island is Nordic noir at its best, and is destined to become a classic of the genre. I couldn't put it down. I can't wait to read the rest of the Hulda series!
Shari Lapena, bestselling author of The Couple Next Door

Adds several shades of darkness to Nordic noir
Anthony Horowitz

One of the great tragic heroines of contemporary detective fiction
Sunday Times

I often get asked about tips on good crime novels which "are not like everything else". Well, here you have it. Read Ragnar Jnasson's trilogy from beginning to end, let the brain work, the body shake and be amazed at how the author also lets the language follow the development of the story . . . hats off

1st paperback ed
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Iceland - Fiction.|Detective and mystery stories.
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