A banker hanged from Gallows Rock... An unknown child discovered in his flat... Iceland's Queen of Crime is back with a chillingly dark murder mystery.
This time the victim is a wealthy investor who is found hanged from a rock on a lava field after being drugged and abducted. Sigurdardottir is as confident a writer as ever, but the series doesn’t quite have the impact of her earlier novels.
Francis Spufford (author)
"With exceptional care, with a loving shrewdness that’s a little Hogarthian, Spufford catches the voices and hopes of five not-dead working-class south Londoners..."
— The Guardian
Mother for Dinner
"grotesque, extremely funny, weirdly touching and acute about families..."
"For once, this is a domestic thriller not rooted in envy of someone else’s seemingly perfect life. Naughty, but nice...."
— The Times
"VC Andrews for Generation Z...."
4.7 out of 5
Operation Certain Death
"Light the blue touch paper and retire to a comfortable chair...."
Last Flight to Stalingrad
"His description of the cauldron of Stalingrad, and of the Shakespearean vengeance Nehmann takes there, are well worth relishing..."
" Harper’s writing is as unobtrusively effective as ever..."
3.78 out of 5
"Asylum Road shows Sudjic confidently expanding the reach of her fiction, with an unerring instinct for asking timely questions...."
— The Observer
4.38 out of 5
" an ambitious epic telling the story of a fictional German city ..."
— The Sunday Times
Delphine de Vigan, George Miller
"Despite – or because of – its gappiness, there’s sadness in this simple tale..."
— The Sunday Telegraph
The City of Tears
"Mosse shows a deft command of character and narrative..."
"Already a hit in the US, this hard-hitting novel reveals a hidden side of South Asia..."
"This is an elevated example of the “millennial novel”, swerving cliche..."
4.19 out of 5
Alchemy and Rose
"Maine reworks the conventions of historical romance in a narrative that regularly undercuts expectations of what is to come...."
Death in Her Hands
"Death in Her Hands, like all Moshfegh’s novels, is a mystery, as well as a portrait of a broken mind...."
— London Review of Books
3.23 out of 5
"An Edinburgh tenement is the setting for these dark and fantastically funny tales..."
— Financial Times
3.85 out of 5
The Last Migration
"Though far from flawless, this keening lament of an adventure is compelling..."
Robert Jones Jr.
"a fine achievement..."
4.28 out of 5
The Living Sea of Waking Dreams
"a Booker winner’s walk on the surreal side..."
3 out of 5
The Collected Stories of Shirley Hazzard
"This definitive collection of Hazzard’s short stories is a welcome reminder of her remarkable talent...."
— Times Literary Supplement
4.31 out of 5
"The Black Death seems an improbable subject for a comic novel, but Wilson takes up the challenge, and the result is fiercely funny. ..."
The Art of Falling
"an intriguing debut novel..."
3.63 out of 5
"Herron is an excellent writer ..."
"It’s a thoughtful, slow-motion novel..."
— The Spectator
One Night, New York
"this page-turning thriller marks her as a writer to watch..."
The Smallest Man
"His tale is extraordinary, and Frances Quinn has used it well in this fascinating debut...."
"(a) welcome, accessible disassembly of the internet..."
— Irish Times
3.75 out of 5
The Octopus Man
"This engaging novel evokes the radical politics of the anti-psychiatry movement..."
The Autumn of the Ace
Louis de Bernieres
"it is at least a tale told with some brio..."
3.22 out of 5