Sólveig Pálsdóttir

Translated by Quentin Bates

Corylus Books



ISBN: 9781916379787


Publication date: 27 August 2022

Rights: World English



When wealthy doctor Ríkharður Magnússon goes to sleep in his luxurious caravan and doesn’t wake up, detectives Guðgeir Fransson and Elsa Guðrún are called to the Westman Islands to investigate what looks like murder.

Suspicion immediately falls on Ríkharður’s young, beautiful and deeply troubled girlfriend – but there are no easy answers in this case as they are drawn into family feuds, disgruntled friends and colleagues, and the presence of a group of fitness-obsessed over-achievers with secrets of their own.

As their investigation makes progress, Guðgeir and Elsa Guðrún are forced to confront their own preconceptions and prejudices as they uncover the sinister side of Ríkharður’s past.

Sólveig Pálsdóttir

Sólveig Pálsdóttir has a diverse background. She’s a trained actor and has performed in theatre, television and radio. She holds a bachelor’s degree in literature from the University of Iceland along with a degree in teaching. Sólveig taught Icelandic literature and linguistics, drama and public speaking for many years and has produced a number of radio programmes and managed cultural events. She has written eight crime novels and a memoir.

Sólveig received Blóðdropinn (The Drop of Blood)Award in 2020 when Fjötrar (Silenced) was awarded Best Icelandic Crime Novel of the Year. Skaði (Harm) was one of the most popular audiobooks on Storytel in 2022.