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Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

Autor/a de Last Rituals

39+ obres 5,182 Membres 305 Ressenyes 11 preferits

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Yrsa is known for her thrillers featuring lawyer Thora Gudmundsdottir.
Crèdit de la imatge: Yrsa Sigurðardóttir foto by Atli Mar Hafsteinsson


Obres de Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

Last Rituals (2005) 1,100 exemplars
My Soul to Take (2006) 673 exemplars
I Remember You (2010) 587 exemplars
Ashes to Dust (2007) 506 exemplars
The Legacy (2014) 383 exemplars
The Day is Dark (2008) 376 exemplars
The Silence of the Sea (2011) 304 exemplars
Someone to Watch Over Me (2009) 257 exemplars
The Reckoning (2015) 238 exemplars
The Absolution (2016) 184 exemplars
The Undesired (2015) 183 exemplars
Why Did You Lie? (2013) 134 exemplars
Gallows Rock (2017) 88 exemplars
The Doll (2018) 55 exemplars
The Prey (2022) 39 exemplars
The Fallout (2021) 31 exemplars
NACHT: Thriller (2023) 7 exemplars
Lisboa ReykjavÍk (2020) 6 exemplars
Sort is (2023) 4 exemplars
Mentiras (2017) 2 exemplars
Jag ser dig 1 exemplars
Hiljaisuus (2023) 1 exemplars
B10 1 exemplars
I Remember You | The Undesired (2017) 1 exemplars
Sé quién eres 1 exemplars
Näen sinut 1 exemplars
Byttedyr (2022) 1 exemplars
Vesztőhely (2021) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

OxCrimes (2014) — Col·laborador — 74 exemplars
Making Story: Twenty-One Writers on How They Plot (2012) — Col·laborador — 11 exemplars
The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller Writing (2012) — Col·laborador — 10 exemplars


Coneixement comú

Nom oficial
Vilborg Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
Altres noms
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir,
Sigurðardóttir, Yrsa,
Vilborg Yrsa Sigurðardóttir,
Vilborg Yrsa Sigurdardottir,
Data de naixement
Lloc de naixement
Reykjavík, Iceland
Llocs de residència
Seltjarnarnes, Iceland
University of Iceland (BSc - Civil Engineering)
Concordia University (MSc - Civil Engineering)
civil engineer
crime novelist
children's book author
Biografia breu
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir (born 1963) is an Icelandic writer, of both crime-novels and children's fiction. She has been writing since 1998. Her début crime-novel was translated into English by Bernard Scudder. The central character in the crime novels is Thóra Gudmundsdóttir (Þóra Guðmundsdóttir), a lawyer.

Yrsa is married with two children, and she also has a career as a civil engineer



#ReadAroundTheWorld. #Iceland

This is first in the Þóra Guðmundsdóttir (Thóra Gudmundsdóttir) series of Nordic Noir novels by Icelandic author Yrsa Sigurðardóttir. Set in Reykjavik in 2005, single mother and lawyer Þóra Guðmundsdóttir (Thóra Gudmundsdóttir) is approached by a wealthy German family to look into the recent death of their history student son Harold as they are unconvinced by the results of the police investigation.

Thóra is paired up with German Matthew Reich, who works for the family. The more Thóra looks into the life of Harold, the stranger things appear. Harold is obsessed with witchcraft, torture and witch hunts. He has also been researching the execution of Bishop Jón Arason, the last Catholic bishop of Iceland, who was beheaded in 1550, and searching the Old Norse manuscript collection of Bishop Brynjólfur Sveinsson. Harold and his group of friends get together to recreate dark rituals. The story touches on all sorts of things including sexual asphyxiation and body mutilation.

Sigurðardóttir creates both atmosphere and drama and paints a picture of Iceland. I’ve not read a lot of noir but I enjoyed Thóra as a character (apart from her diatribe about her secretary’s appearance) and would like to read more of this series. 4 stars.
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mimbza | Hi ha 62 ressenyes més | May 8, 2024 |
Thóra Guðmundsdóttir is a lawyer and single mother who is contacted by a family in Germany to investigate the death of their son while attending a graduate program in history at the university. This is not her area, as she is mostly a contract lawyer. But the money is good, and she has sympathy for the mother making the request.

The mystery revolves around the dead student's obsession with sorcery, black magic, and witch trials and much of the investigation involves trying to understand the manuscripts and history that the student was pursuing. It's not clear how many of these are based on actual documents. Thóra is joined by Matthew Reich, a representative of the student's family for the investigation. The author has imbued this German with an interesting sense of humor which provides some relief in a dark story.

Thóra's behavior in the novel seems to be a bit out of bounds for an attorney. And the dialogue is sometimes stilted.

I'm not sure if I'll read any of the rest of this series.
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tangledthread | Hi ha 62 ressenyes més | Apr 30, 2024 |
Prologue lets reader know that strange murders are somehow connected to case of three children adopted separately. But the plot doesn't come together until the very end and a definitely surprise ending.
ritaer | Hi ha 23 ressenyes més | Apr 26, 2024 |
This is the first of a series of novels featuring Freyja, who works with children and young people and Huldar, a detective who in this novel is newly promoted and well out of his comfort zone. But it's not the first I've read about these two, which is lucky, because I doubt if I'd have read more if it had been. It's clever, intricately plotted and the characters are well fleshed-out. But the more I read, the less I believed. Coincidence piled upon coincidence and the murders were committed in increasingly nasty ways. Having read one other in the series, I was eager to read another, but it'll be a while before I have the stomach to do so.… (més)
Margaret09 | Hi ha 23 ressenyes més | Apr 15, 2024 |



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