From the million-copy bestselling author, perfect for fans of Stieg Larsson, Anne Holt, and The Killing.
“Michael Ridpath is on the war path, trouncing the Scandinavians on their home turf. This is international thriller writing at its best, fine characters, page turning suspense and a great, fresh location.” PETER JAMES
One thousand years ago: An Icelandic warrior returns from battle, bearing a ring cut from the right hand of his foe.
Seventy years ago: An Oxford professor, working from a secret source, creates the twentieth century's most pervasive legend. The professor's name? John Ronald Reuel Tolkein.
Six hours ago: An expert on Old Iceland literature, Agnar Haraldsson, is murdered.
Everything is connected, but to discover how, Detective Magnus Jonson must venture where the shadows lie…
Praise for the A Magnus Iceland Mystery series:
'International thriller writing at its best, fine characters, page turning suspense and a great, fresh location.' — Peter James
'Ingenious and thrilling. Fascinating stuff.' — Spectator
'A clever blend of murder mystery, myth and up-to-the-minute mayhem…' --The Times
'Entertaining stuff.' — Daily Telegraph
'Terrific! Great plot and splendid pacing…' — Simon Brett
'A first class mystery.' — Booklist