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Friday, April 15, 2005

Killer's Guide to Iceland

In my ongoing quest to keep an eye on all things Icelandic, I've stumbled across a book called The Killer's Guide to Iceland by Zane Radcliffe. Sounds like a combination of a how-to book and travel guide. Instead, it's a thriller novel. Thrillers are not my thing but if this one ever shows up here, I'll read it, of course. Radcliffe first became interested in Iceland after hearing a song by an “elfin girl with a voice like a cat being strangled” on television. Subsequent readings of interviews with Björk and the Sugarcubes increased his interest in Iceland. He visited the country to film a television commercial and learned even more. And came up with this book's plot:
Callum Pope cannot escape the horrors of his past He has fled his native Glasgow to make a fresh start in Iceland with Birna Sveinsdottir, the pretty glaciologist who is slowly thawing his heart. He has moved in with Birna, her indomitable mother (who happens to believe in fairies) and her eleven-year-old daughter who refuses to believe in Callum. He tries hard to adjust to this new life among three generations of singular females, however the dark secret Callum is hiding is about to raise its malign head, threatening not only to destroy his relationship but also the life of a young girl...


  • At 12:56 PM, April 15, 2005, Blogger graceInk said…

    sounds kinda interesting

  • At 4:03 PM, April 15, 2005, Blogger Mrs Vee said…

    Could very well be. It's been released in the UK. has it (with good reviews) but the US Amazon doesn't list it. I told Cheryl about it, said keep an eye out for it. She likes mysteries, so if it's ever released here, we have a chance!


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