Ragnar Jonasson is author of the international bestselling Dark Iceland series. His debut Snowblind went to number one in the kindle charts shortly after publication, and Nightblind soon followed suit, with Blackout published in July 2016. Ragnar was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, where he works as a lawyer. He also teaches copyright law at Reykjavik University and has previously worked on radio and television, including as a TV-news reporter for the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service. Ragnar is a member of the UK Crime Writers' Association (CWA) and set up its first overseas chapter in Reykjavik.
`Traditional and beautifully finessed... morally more equivocal than most traditional whodunnits, and it offers alluring glimpses of darker, and infinitely more threatening horizons' Independent; `Jonasson's books have breathed new life into Nordic noir' Sunday Express; `Bitingly contemporary in setting and tone' Express * `A modern take on an Agatha Christie-style mystery, as twisty as any slalom...' Ian Rankin; `A classic crime story seen through a uniquely Icelandic lens ... first rate and highly recommended' Lee Child; `Chilling, poetic beauty... a must read!' Peter James; `British aficionados of Nordic Noir are familiar with two excellent Icelandic writers, Arnaldur Indridason and Yrsa Sigurdardottir. Here's a third: Ragnar Jonasson ... the darkness and cold are palpable' Marcel Berlins, The Times