The Fox

Sólveig Pálsdóttir

Translated by Quentin Bates

Corylus Books



ISBN: 9781916379732


Publication date: 26 November 2020

Rights: World English



Hoping to put behind him tragedy in his professional life and to resolve the turmoil in his personal life, Reykjavík police officer Guðgeir Fransson has moved as far away from home as he can, marking time in a dead-end job in a small town in eastern Iceland.

His detective’s instincts are triggered when he hears about a foreign woman who arrived in this tight-knit community – and then disappeared as suddenly as she had appeared. The trail of the missing woman takes him back to Reykjavík, and then to a remote farmhouse beneath dark mountains where an elderly woman and her son live with their sinister 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.