Books by Quentin Bates

RUPTURE by Ragnar Jónasson
Released: Jan. 22, 2019

"Readers disappointed in the present-day subplots, which are wound up with remarkable dispatch, will be rewarded by the even more disturbing revelations from half a century ago."
Jónasson returns from his recent Icelandic stand-alone (The Darkness, 2018) to an equally bleak puzzle for Ari Thór Arason, of the Siglufjördur police. Read full book review >
SNOWBLIND by Ragnar Jónasson
Released: Jan. 31, 2017

"A bestseller in England making its U.S. debut, Jónasson's whodunit puts a lively, sophisticated spin on the Agatha Christie model, taking it down intriguing dark alleys."
In the isolated Icelandic fishing village of Siglufjörður, a rookie cop newly transplanted from Reykjavík has his mettle tested by the claustrophobic conditions—and a murder. Read full book review >
COLD COMFORT by Quentin Bates
Released: Jan. 10, 2012

"More routine than Gunna's debut (Frozen Assets, 2011), but still required reading for anyone who wants a sense of how calamitous Iceland's meltdown was—and what just might be in store for American police procedurals next."
Iceland's financial crisis claims new casualties in venues considerably more homely than banks and corporate offices. Read full book review >
FROZEN ASSETS by Quentin Bates
Released: Jan. 18, 2011

"Though Bates is English-born, his blistering debut reads more like an American procedural than the British product, right down to a denouement as acridly unsatisfying as today's headlines."
Corporate and official malfeasance make police work just as hot in Iceland as anywhere else on earth. Read full book review >