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    • Snowblind

    • By: Ragnar Jónasson, Quentin Bates - translator
    • Narrated by: Will Damron
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 132
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 132

    When a young woman is found lying half-naked in the snow, bleeding and unconscious, and a highly esteemed, elderly writer falls to his death in the local theater, Ari is dragged straight into the heart of a community where he can trust no one and secrets and lies are a way of life. Past plays tag with the present and the claustrophobic tension mounts as Ari is thrust ever deeper into his own darkness - blinded by snow and with a killer on the loose.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Unexpected and different

    • By green ice cream garden on 10-12-17

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Nightblind

    • Dark Iceland, Book 2
    • By: Ragnar Jónasson, Quentin Bates - translator
    • Narrated by: Will Damron, Paul Michael Garcia
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 30

    Ari Thór Arason is a local policeman whose tumultuous past and uneasy relationships with the villagers in an idyllically quiet fishing village in Northern Iceland - where no one locks their doors - continue to haunt him. The peace of this close-knit community is shattered by the murder of a policeman - shot at point-blank range in the dead of night in a deserted house. With a killer on the loose and the dark Arctic winter closing in, it falls to Ari Thór to piece together a puzzle that involves tangled local politics, a compromised new mayor, and a psychiatric ward.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Glad there were two narrators

    • By Carol Palmer on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Blackout

    • Dark Iceland, Book 3
    • By: Ragnar Jonasson, Quentin Bates - translator
    • Narrated by: Will Damron, Sarah Mollo-Christensen
    • Length: 7 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    On the shores of a tranquil fjord in northern Iceland, a man is brutally beaten to death on a bright summer's night. As the 24-hour light of the arctic summer is transformed into darkness by an ash cloud from a recent volcanic eruption, a young reporter leaves Reykajvik to investigate on her own, unaware that an innocent person's life hangs in the balance. Ari Thor Arason and his colleagues on the tiny police force in Siglufjordur struggle with an increasingly perplexing case, while their own serious personal problems push them to the limit.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Just Not Good

    • By blackhillstudio on 09-03-18

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Frozen Out

    • Gunnhildur Mystery, Book 1
    • By: Quentin Bates
    • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 52
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 49

    The discovery of a corpse washed up on a beach in an Icelandic backwater sparks a series of events that propels the village of Hvalvik's police sergeant Gunnhildur into deep waters. Although under pressure to deal with the matter quickly, she is suspicious that the man's death was no accident and once she has identified the body, sets about investigating his final hours. The case takes Gunnhildur away from her village and into a cosmopolitan world of shady deals, government corruption and violence.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great start to a good series

    • By Annie Smart on 12-01-17

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Chilled to the Bone

    • Gunnhildur Mystery, Book 3
    • By: Quentin Bates
    • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 23

    When a shipowner is found dead, tied to a bed in one of Reykjavik's smartest hotels, sergeant Gunnhildur Gisladottir of the city police force sees no evidence of foul play but still suspects things are not as cut-and-dried as they seem. And as she investigates the shipowner's untimely - and embarrassing - demise, she stumbles across a discreet bondage society whose members are being systematically exploited and blackmailed.

    Regular price: $15.48

    • Cold Comfort

    • By: Quentin Bates
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Sergeant Gunnhildur, recently promoted from her post in rural Iceland to Reykjavík’s Serious Crime Unit, is tasked with hunting down escaped convict Long Ommi, who has embarked on a spree of violent score-settling in and around the city. Meanwhile, she’s also investigating the murder of a fitness guru in her own city-center apartment. As Gunna delves into the cases, she unearths some unwelcome secrets and influential friends shared by both guru and convict.

    Regular price: $18.80

    • Cold Comfort

    • Gunnhildur Mystery, Book 2
    • By: Quentin Bates
    • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 20

    Detective Gunnhildur sets to investigate two seemingly separate cases, but uncovers some disturbing links. Top class crime writing set in Icleand. Following her promotion and working now from Reykjavik, Gunnhildur is given responsibility for two cases - the first in tracking down an escaped convict who's keen to settle old scores, and the other, the murder of a TV fitness presenter in her city centre apartment.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Story, but those Islandic Names!

    • By R. Dubrow on 07-05-17

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Thin Ice

    • Officer Gunnhildur, Book 5
    • By: Quentin Bates
    • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Snowed in with a couple of psychopaths for the winter.... When two small-time crooks rob Reykjavik's premier drugs dealer, hoping for a quick escape to the sun, their plans start to unravel after their getaway driver fails to show. Tensions mount between the pair and the two women they have grabbed as hostages when they find themselves holed up upcountry in an isolated hotel that has been mothballed for the season.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Faulty copy

    • By Margaret C. on 11-30-16

    Regular price: $20.24

    • Cold Steal

    • Officer Gunnhildur, Book 4
    • By: Quentin Bates
    • Narrated by: Mel Hudson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 11

    A successful housebreaker who leaves no traces and no clues as he strips Reykjavík homes of their valuables has been a thorn in the police's side for months. But when one night the thief breaks into the wrong house, he finds himself caught in a trap as the stakes are raised far beyond anything he could have imagined.

    Regular price: $20.24