Search Results: "Victoria Cribb"


BOOK REVIEW

INTO OBLIVION by Arnaldur Indridason
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 9, 2016

"Indridason's quiet authority and moody prose are beautifully at play in Erlendur's 11th case (Reykjavik Nights, 2015, etc.), another pitch-perfect procedural from a master."
An unidentified body found in a lagoon triggers dark memories for a veteran detective. Read full book review >

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STRANGE SHORES by Arnaldur Indridason
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 26, 2014

"Not the tangled whodunit some readers might expect, but a beautifully written psychological thriller with a compelling Everyman at its core."
An Icelandic police detective probes a decades-old disappearance that resonates with a haunting incident from his own past. Read full book review >

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HYPOTHERMIA by Arnaldur Indridason
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 14, 2010

"Though series fans may miss sidekicks Elinborg and Sigurdur Oli, relegated to minor roles, they'll welcome another haunting mystery from the Gold Dagger Award winner, whose work transcends genre."
A suicide reminds a veteran inspector of previous sad cases—and of ghosts from his own past. Read full book review >

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THE SILENCE OF THE SEA by Yrsa Sigurdardóttir
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 16, 2016

"The trick of alternating chapters between the present and the very recent past shouldn't work, but it does, producing a tour de force capped by a haunting final scene that will linger in your mind long after the cumbersome explanation of how the trick was worked."
Reykjavík attorney Thóra Gudmundsdóttir's sixth case (Someone to Watch Over Me, 2015, etc.) poses her a puzzle obviously inspired by the real-life 1872 case of the Mary Celeste—and fully worthy of its mysterious original.Read full book review >

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THE WHISPERING MUSE by Sjón
Released: May 1, 2013

"Metafictive, multilayered storytelling. But the book may leave many readers wondering what the point is."
A slim, suggestive, seafaring fable introduces the Icelandic author to America. Read full book review >

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ARCTIC CHILL by Arnaldur Indridason
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 15, 2009

"A beautifully layered mystery notable for its breadth and depth. Indridason (The Draining Lake, 2008, etc.) and his hero steadily improve with age."
The stabbing of an immigrant child unsettles Reykjavik and its police alike. Read full book review >

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MOONSTONE by Sjón
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"A hazy portrait of a desperate historical moment."
Award-winning novelist, poet, and Björk collaborator Sjón (From the Mouth of the Whale, 2008, etc.) takes direct aim at Icelandic conservatism in this slim, meditative novella about a gay teen in Reykjavik on the eve of the Spanish Flu, circa 1918. Read full book review >

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BEA ROCKS THE FLOCK by Victoria Jamieson
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2009

"Who knew sheep had a wild side? (Picture book. 4-8)"
Tired of the repression inherent in the Rule of Sheepdom, "Sheep are not unique," Bea does as she likes. Read full book review >

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RED QUEEN by Victoria Aveyard
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Feb. 10, 2015

"An inventive, character-driven twist breathes new life into tired fantasy trends. (Fantasy. 13 & up)"
Amid a war and rising civil unrest, a young thief discovers the shocking power within her that sparks a revolution. Read full book review >

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YOUNG ADULT
Released: Nov. 6, 2012

"A rare, rewarding, sumptuous exploration of artistic passion. (author's note) (Historical fantasy. 12 & up)"
Giulia is bright, curious and a gifted artist, born to a noble father and his humble mistress in 15th-century Renaissance Italy. Now her fate rests with her father's widow, who's sending Giulia to a Padua convent. Read full book review >