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Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

Overview
Works: 89 works in 508 publications in 17 languages and 9,254 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Suspense fiction  Paranormal fiction  Ghost stories  Psychological fiction  Horror tales 
Roles: Author, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PT7513.Y77, 839.6935
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Most widely held works by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
Last rituals : an Icelandic novel of secret symbols, medieval witchcraft, and modern murder by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( Book )

66 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 15 languages and held by 1,298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attorney Thóra Guomundsdottir and her new partner, Matthew Reich, journey to a remote corner of Iceland to investigate how the murder of a German student may be connected to the victim's interest in witchcraft
I remember you : a ghost story by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( Book )

38 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"International superstar Yrsa Sigurdardottir has captivated the attention of readers around the world with her mystery series featuring attorney Thora Gudmundsdottir. Now, Yrsa will stun readers once again with this out-of-this-world ghost story that will leave you shivering. In an isolated village in the Icelandic Westfjords, three friends set to work renovating a rundown house. But soon, they realize they are not as alone as they thought. Something wants them to leave, and it's making its presence felt. Meanwhile, in a town across the fjord, a young doctor investigating the suicide of an elderly woman discovers that she was obsessed with his vanished son. When the two stories collide, the terrifying truth is uncovered. In the vein of John Ajvide Lindqvist, this horrifying thriller, partly based on a true story, is the scariest novel yet from Yrsa Sigurdardottir, who has taken the international crime fiction world by storm"--
The day is dark by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( Book )

40 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When all contact is lost with two Icelanders working in a harsh and sparsely populated area on the northeast coast of Greenland, Thóra is hired to investigate. Is there any connection with the disappearance of a woman from the site some months earlier? And why are the locals so hostile?
My soul to take : a novel of Iceland by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( Book )

58 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the aftermath of a young woman's murder at a farmhouse-turned-health resort, lawyer Thora finds the investigation complicated by a rumor that the site is haunted, a concept that takes a toll on Thora's views of reality
Ashes to dust by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( Book )

35 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Named One of the Year's Top Ten Crime Books in the UK ... A Masterwork of Suspense from "Iceland's Crime Queen" (The Scotsman) In 1973, a volcanic eruption buried an entire Icelandic village in lava and ash. Now this macabre tourist attraction proves deadly once again--when the discovery of fresh bodies casts a shadow of suspicion onto Markus Magnusson, a man accused of killing his childhood sweetheart. His attorney Thora Gudmundsdottir finds that her client has a most inventive story to tell. But the locals seem oddly reluctant to back him up ... Filled with unforgettable characters, unexpected twists, and superb psychological suspense, Ashes to Dust is a superlative thriller from an acclaimed master of Nordic fiction"--
The silence of the sea by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( Book )

30 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A luxury yacht crashes into a Reykjavik pier. But the boat is empty; no one is on board. What has happened to the crew? And what has happened to the family who were very much present when the yacht left Lisbon? What should Thora Gudmundsdottir, the series sleuth, make of the rumors that the vessel was cursed? She is spooked even more when she boards the yacht and thinks she sees one of the missing children. Where is Karitas, the glamorous young wife of the yacht's former owner? And whose is the body that has washed up further along the shore?"--
Someone to watch over me by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( Book )

27 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young man with Down's Syndrome has been convicted of burning down his assisted living facility and killing five people, but a fellow inmate at his secure psychiatric unit has hired Thora to prove Jakob is innocent. If he didn't do it, who did? And how is the multiple murder connected to the death of a young woman, killed in what was supposed to be a hit-and-run?" --
The undesired by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( Book )

31 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Aldis hates her job working in a juvenile detention center in rural Iceland. The boys are difficult, the owners are unpleasant, and there are mysterious noises at night. And then two of the boys go astray. Decades later, single father Odinn is looking into alleged abuse at the center. The more he finds out, though, the more it seems the odd events of the 1970s are linked to the accident that killed his ex-wife. Was her death something more sinister? Yrsa Sigurdardottir is a huge European bestseller both with her crime and horror novels. You might want to sleep with the light on after reading The Undesired. "--
Stuurloos by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Dutch and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De IJslandse advocate Thóra Gudmundsdóttir krijgt opdracht uit te zoeken wat er is gebeurd met de bemanning van een luxe motorjacht en het meevarende jonge gezin, die allen worden vermist
Why did you lie? by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journalist on the track of an old case attempts suicide. An ordinary couple return from a house swap in the states to find their home in disarray and their guests seemingly missing. Four strangers struggle to find shelter on a windswept spike of rock in the middle of a raging sea. They have one thing in common: they all lied. And someone is determined to punish them. Why Did You Lie? is a terrifying tale of long-delayed retribution from Iceland's queen of suspense
Someone to watch over me by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berglind hurried to her son and pulled him forcefully from the window. She held him close and tried at the same time to wipe the windowpane. But the haze couldn't be wiped away. Pesi looked up at her. 'Magga's outside. She can't get in. She wants to look after me.' He pointed at the window and frowned. 'She's a little bit angry.' ... A young man with Down's syndrome has been convicted of burning down his care home and killing five people, but a fellow inmate at his secure psychiatric unit has hired Thora to prove Jakob is innocent. If he didn't do it, who did? And how is the multiple murder connected to the death of Magga, killed in a hit-and-run on her way to babysit?
El último ritual by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Spanish and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attorney Thóra Guomundsdottir and her new partner, Matthew Reich, journey to a remote corner of Iceland to investigate how the murder of a German student may be connected to the victim's interest in witchcraft
Last rituals by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( Recording )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this gripping pageturner, a young student of Icelandic history is brutally murdered in Reykjavik. The police believe he was murdered by his drug dealer, but his family is not convinced. They hire Thóra to investigate, and with the help of ex-policeman, Matthew Reich, she discovers a rural world of torture and witchcraft
Geisterfjord Island-Thriller by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drei junge Leute aus Reykjavík planen, ein heruntergekommenes Haus in einem verlassenen Dorf in den kargen Westfjorden Islands wieder aufzubauen; sie ahnen nicht, welch gewaltige Ereignisse sie damit in Gang setzen. In einer Kleinstadt am anderen Ende des Fjords ermittelt zur selben Zeit Polizistin Dagný gemeinsam mit Freyr, einem Psychologen, in einer Reihe von unnatürlichen Todesfällen. Welche Geheimnisse bergen die staubigen Polizeiakten aus dem vorigen Jahrhundert? Und warum hat Freyr auf einmal das Gefühl, dass sein verschollener Sohn noch am Leben sein könnte? Erst als die Verbindung zwischen diesen rätselhaften Geschehnissen sichtbar wird, enthüllt sich die grausige Wahrheit"
DNA Thriller by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die neue grosse isländische Krimiserie Er schlägt erbarmungslos zu. Wie aus dem Nichts. Zuerst trifft es eine junge Familienmutter nachts in ihrer Wohnung in Reykjavik. Einzige Zeugin ist ihre siebenjährige Tochter, die wider Erwarten den Angriff übersteht. Als wenig später eine zweite Frau unter ähnlich brutalen Vorzeichen ihr Leben verliert, steht die Polizei vor einem Rätsel. Kommissar Huldar, der die Ermittlungen leitet und sich erstmals in einem so wichtigen Fall beweisen muss, hat darüber hinaus ein weiteres Problem. Er ist gezwungen, mit der Psychologin Freyja zusammenzuarbeiten, mit der er vor kurzem nach einer Kneipentour unter falschen Angaben die Nacht verbracht hat. Währenddessen beschliesst ein junger Amateurfunker, auf eigene Faust zu ermitteln, nachdem ihn kryptische Botschaften zu den beiden Opfern erreichen. Dass er sich damit selbst in Gefahr bringt, kann er nicht wissen
Die IQ-Kids und die geklaute Intelligenz by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( Book )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in German and Icelandic and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Last rituals : an Icelandic novel of secret symbols, medieval witchcraft, and modern murder by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yrsa Sigurdardóttir presents the first novel in her Thóra Gudmundsdóttir suspense series
Legacy by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The silence of the sea by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( Recording )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A luxury yacht arrives in Reykjavfk harbour with nobody on board. What has happened to the crew, and to the family who were on board when it left Lisbon? Thora Gudmundsdottir is hired by the young father¡s parents to investigate, and is soon drawn deeper into the mystery. What should she make of the rumours saying that the vessel was cursed, especially given that when she boards the yacht she thinks she sees one of the missing twins? Where is Karftas, the glamorous young wife of the yacht¡s former owner? And whose is the body that has washed up further along the shore?
 
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Last rituals : an Icelandic novel of secret symbols, medieval witchcraft, and modern murder
Alternative Names
Irsa Sigurdardoutīra 1963-

Sigurðardóttir, Yrsa.

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Sigurdardoutīra, Irsa 1963-

Sigurdsdottir, Yrsa

Vilborg, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir.

Vilborg, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir 1963-

Yrsa Sigurdardottir.

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Yrsa Sigurðardóttir escritora islandesa

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir Icelandic writer

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir isländische Schriftstellerin

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir isländsk författare

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir islandsk skribent

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir schrijfster uit IJsland

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir scrittrice islandese

Сигурдардоттир, Ирса

이르사 시구르다르도티르 1963-

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The day is darkMy soul to take : a novel of IcelandAshes to dustEl último ritual