The island in the secret

L’île au secret

With The island in secret, the writer of the icelandic Ragnar Jónasson we offer the second instalment of a trilogy which began last year.

Ragnar Jónasson is part of the authors, the nordic countries that have the wind in the sails. Born in 1976 in Reykjavik, he began by translating from English to icelandic novels of Agatha Christie before launching himself in the writing of crime novels. In 2009, he created the character of Ari Thór, the young police officer that we will be able to track the surveys in the series, Dark Iceland. A good new by the way : Siglo, the sixth volume of the series, due out this fall !

The island in the secret
Ragnar Jónasson
Editions de La Martinière,
352 pages”>

The island in the secret
Ragnar Jónasson

Editions de La Martinière,
352 pages

In parallel, Ragnar Jónasson has also started a trilogy, which this time featured a inspector by the name of Hulda Hermannsdóttir. Last year, it was also able to read the first part with The lady from Reykjavik. And recently, one can obtain the following.

Die in the middle of nowhere

The island in the secret of the title is actually called Ellidaey, and is located in the south of the country. Even if no one lives in, one can nevertheless see a house. That some believe to be the most isolated in the world. For the party, so there are a thousand and one other places a hundred times more sympathetic. The time of a weekend, yet it is on this island that four childhood friends decide to gather in honor of a young girl disappeared ten years earlier. Funny idea, since one of them will not recover from there alive.

In this second installment, which takes place fifteen years before The lady of Reykjavik, Hulda will therefore be in charge of investigating this suspicious death. And as she has nothing other than the work in her life, she will not hesitate to put the mouthfuls double for care for the spirit and ensure that no murderer is at the origin of this tragedy.

A thriller done well that we can almost feel on our cheeks the icy breath of the coast of iceland.

Other crime novels signed Ragnar Jónasson

The lady of Reykjavik

Editions Points, 298 pages

Ideally, this is the book to read just before delving in The island in secret. It allows us to understand a little more about Hulda Hermannsdóttir, that probably would have been able to finish by directing the criminal Reykjavik if she had not had the misfortune to be born a woman…


Editions Points, 288 pages

Since that a second tunnel has been built to be able to travel safely at Siglufjördur, the tourists are more numerous in the region. Remains to know which of them has been able to draw on the top of Ari Thór…


Editions Points, 336 pages

In this first installment of the series, Dark Iceland, the young Ari Thór, who has just completed his training as a police officer, will accept to go to work to Siglufjördur. And even if this town could not be more far from everything, it will not prevent the death to go there for a tour.


Editions de La Martinière, 304 pages.

In Quebec, this is the last installment of the series Dark Iceland to have been published. And this time, it is the small town of Kálfshamarsvík which will be the theatre of a drama pretty terrible to take Ari Thór occupied for several days.

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