Icelandic author Ragnar Jónasson to publish with Penguin

Penguin books in Britain have made a two novel publishing contract with Icelandic author Ragnar Jónasson. His novels Dimma (The Darkness ) and Drungi (The Island) will be published with Penguin this autumn. This is reported by The Bookseller today. 

His publisher Maxine Hitchcock released a statement saying that over a short span of time," Ragnar Jónasson has fast become one of the most respected authors of the crime genre and is one of the most talented. In this new series he promises even more. Hulda is a fantastic creation, a memorable, complex and emotionally engaging character, and one we are sure readers in the UK and beyond will want to follow for many books to come."

Jónasson's Snowblind in the Dark Iceland series, translated by Quentin Bates,was a number one Kindle bestseller in the UK and Australia, while the second book in the series, Nightblind, won the Dead Good Reader Award for "most captivating crime in translation" in 2015. 

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