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Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

3.64 of 5 Votes: 5
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Books by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
Ashes to Dust (2007)
language
English
3.63 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I kinda liked this book. I definitely enjoyed the setting and I find that keeping up with unusual names keeps me more involved somehow, like I have to pay attention. In particular I liked the way the lawyer's home life was a part of the story. The characters were all interesting...
The Day is Dark (2008)
language
English
3.65 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: The Day is Dark started out well enough. Employees vanish under mysterious circumstances from a mining company base in an isolated part of Greenland. Thóra, an Icelandic lawyer and the main character in the series, goes to investigate on behalf of the mining company. The mood of ...
Horfðu á mig (2009)
language
English
3.75 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Once again an interesting story and a good insight into how another country deals with the mentally, emotionally or physically handicapped population. The intrigue and the eerie quality of the story were well done and kept the pages turning along altho the fact that I was distra...
Brakið (2011)
language
English
3.38 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: A compelling mystery by an Icelandic writer. I have enjoyed this series for the background of life in Iceland, and have found the characters and stories hold my interest. The main character, Thora is a lawyer who has been drawn into unravelling mysteries for people. When a luxur...
My Soul to Take (2006)
language
English
3.71 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I wanted to like this book especially with the set up of the first chapter. Ends up the first chapter was the best part of the book. I found the translation British like, for example "she pulled a face". I cared less and less about the mystery as the book went on, Thora is suppos...
Ég man þig (2010)
language
English
3.83 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Though I found the story overly long and detailed, I enjoyed this well written story of three friends who buy a ramshackle home they plan to repair and use as a guesthouse on a remote Icelandic Island. Dovetailing with their tale is the psychiatrist whose son disappeared three ye...
Cinza e Poeira (2007)
language
English
3.63 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Yrsa Sigurdardottir is moving fast up my list of favourite writers. Her books are thrilling, sometimes chilling and the plots are complex, as are the characters. "Ashes to Dust" is my favourite book to date with two seperate murders to solve, one in the present, the other thirty ...
Das glühende Grab (2007)
language
English
3.63 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Yrsa Sigurdardóttir ma príjemne prekvapila. Zápletka je skvelá a plná prekvapení, vraha som zistila až s Tórou na posledných cca 10 - 15 stranách knihy. Veľkým plus je, že kniha nepotrebuje 30 zohavených mŕtvol na to, aby bola zaujímavá, Tóra nie je alkoholička, má deti a k nim d...
Aska (2007)
language
English
3.63 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Slightly inferior than the first two books of the series. It spends a lot of time wondering around, I found myself wishing it would get to the point a couple of times. Also, the translation didn't help, as it was translated to portuguese from english and the edition is terrible, ...
Smeulend vuur (2007)
language
English
3.63 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I enjoyed this book tremendously - it was set in Iceland, and involved a volcanic eruption on an island and people being evacuated and four most mysterious dead bodies in an ashy basement. The story starts as some of the houses - those buried by ash - were being uncovered. I li...
Die eisblaue Spur (2008)
language
English
3.65 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: An Icelandic mystery, "Day is Dark" walks well between the native Greenlanders' beliefs and a modern-day cooped-up-in-a-remote-place team of scientists and engieneers. A group of Icelanders and Greenlanders, security folks and attorneys and a doctor along with two of the former ...
Zile întunecate (2008)
language
English
3.65 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Good plot. Absolute garbage writing. I can only hope that the problem with the language was one of translation--but I kept thinking to myself, "There certainly isn't this level of inanity in any Peter Hoeg novels." At times I had to re-read and wonder to myself how a certain pass...
Ödemark (2008)
language
English
3.65 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Not only is the day dark; the setting is cold, cold Greenland. A number of puzzling finds --bones, video, talisman-- await Thóra Gudmundsdóttir, her friend, Matthew, and others when they travel to Greenlnd to investigate, among other things, the disappearance of two mining engin...
Feuernacht (2009)
language
English
3.75 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Another great story! Detailed, clever plotting with interesting and well drawn characters. I really enjoy crime stories with strong female leads, in the case it's really refreshing to have one whose back story is relatively normal and one who, when she has figured out whodunit, d...
The Silence of the Sea (2011)
language
English
3.38 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Very creepy (of course!) A yacht arrives in Reykjavik at night, but its crew and passengers are missing. Thora is engaged by the relatives of the missing family on board to deal with the legalities. The novel switches alternately from events on board the yacht to the subsequent p...
Das gefrorene Licht (2006)
language
English
3.71 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Thora Gudmundsdottir has some problems. To wit they include (a) her son got his girlfriend pregnant (b) her two children hate spending time with their father (her e husband) because he plays the Icelandic version of Guitar Hero too much, (c) her secretary (d) her relationship wi...
Sér grefur gröf (2006)
language
English
3.71 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Mixed reaction. I am not at all taken with the attorney heroine, who is more unappealing than she is engaging. She obstructs justice as flippantly as she has sex with her latest squeeze, both measuring the same on the excitement scale as a walk to the corner store. I was tempted ...
Ladrão de Almas (2006)
language
English
3.71 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: The Guardian loved this book; the review says that Thora Gudmundsdottir is her favourit female slueth. Maybe the first book in this series was better; that is sometimes the case with second books, and the reviewer was still basking in that warmth, becuase I couldn't take to Thor...
Suflete damnate (2006)
language
English
3.71 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Audiobook-Rezension:Rechtsanwältin Dóra Guðmundsdóttir ermittelt in ihrem zweiten Fall. In Das letzte Ritual ging es um Hexenverfolgung und mystische Rituale und auch in Das gefrorene Licht geht es mystisch zu, es gehen Geister um auf dem Gelände des neuen Wellness-Hotels auf der...
Ladrón de almas (2006)
language
English
3.71 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Sorry, just three stars. I love this writer and plan to read the 'next book' in her sequence. (I don't think it's really a series.) Though this story was well-written and held my attention, I was constantly confused by all the characters and similar names. I also think the transl...
Den som gräver en grav (2006)
language
English
3.71 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: A newly developed hotel/spa with rumors of being haunted, desolate farmhouses, a series of murders, all that could have formed part of a 'cozy crime' mystery, take a slightly darker tone in Yrsa Sigurdardottir's second novel 'My Soul to Take' in the attorney 'Thóra Gudmundsdóttir...
Geisterfjord (2010)
language
English
3.83 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: It takes this book a while to pick up speed, but once it does, it is a fully satisfying ghost story. My biggest problem with it was that I didn't take it seriously as a ghost story until the very end, which lessened the scare factor. Also, the intersection of the dual threads is...
Lembro-me de Ti (2010)
language
English
3.83 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Excellente histoire, haletante, j'avais prévue un certain aspect de la fin mais j'ai néanmoins été surprise. Bon roman mais je ne donnerai que trois étoiles en raison du style du français, beaucoup d'erreurs, de lourdeurs, j'ai souvent dû relire des paragraphes car peu compréhens...
Jeg vet hvem du er (2010)
language
English
3.83 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: First off, it has to be difficult to write a book which is part ghost story, part mystery, with a bit of horror thrown in - and keep it true to all genres. But this book does exactly that.That it's a 'ghost story' there is no doubt, but there is also a very strong, very complex m...
Ik vergeet je niet (2010)
language
English
3.83 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: A great ghost story is hard to find.What qualifies as great in this genre? I find it’s easier to say what stories haven’t reached the level of good, much less great horror of the ghostly kind. Some simply aren’t frightening, such as the unaccountably lauded The Woman in Black, by...
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