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Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

Works: 143 works in 710 publications in 21 languages and 11,292 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Paranormal fiction  Ghost stories  Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Horror films  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Author, Other, Creator, Contributor
Classifications: PT7513.Y77, 839.6935
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
Most widely held works by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
Last rituals : an Icelandic novel of secret symbols, medieval witchcraft, and modern murder by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( Book )

74 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 16 languages and held by 1,363 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 )

41 editions published between 2010 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,230 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"--
My soul to take : a novel of Iceland by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( Book )

67 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 1,177 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
The day is dark by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( Book )

41 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,161 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?
The silence of the sea by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( Book )

35 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,154 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 )

35 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,106 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?" --
Ashes to dust by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( Book )

39 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 9 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 undesired by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( Book )

36 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 983 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."--
The legacy by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( Book )

42 editions published between 2014 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The murder was meant as a punishment - but what sin could justify the method? The only person who might have answers is the victim's seven-year-old daughter, who was found hiding in the room where her mother died. And she's not talking. Newly promoted, out of his depth, Detective Huldar turns to Freyja and the Children's House for their expertise with traumatized young people. Freyja, who distrusts the police in general and Huldar in particular, isn't best pleased. But she's determined to keep little Margret safe. It may prove tricky. The killer is leaving them strange clues: warnings in text messages, sums scribbled on bits of paper, numbers broadcast on the radio. He's telling a dark and secret story - but how can they crack the code? And if they do, will they be next?
Why did you lie? by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( Book )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 263 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
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
The reckoning by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( Book )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2016 the following people are going to die: K, S, BT, JJ, OV and I. Nobody will miss them. Least of all me. I can't wait. This is the chilling message found in a school's time capsule, ten years after it was buried. But surely, if a thirteen-year-old wrote it, it can't be a real threat ... Huldar suspects he's been given the investigation simply to keep him busy and away from real police work. He turns to Freyja to help with the psychology of the child who hid the note. Soon, however, they find themselves at the heart of another shocking case ... For the discovery of the letter coincides with a string of macabre events: body parts found in a garden, followed by the murder of the man who owned the house. His initials are BT ... and now time is running out to identify the writer, the victims and the killer, before further deaths come
My soul to take : a novel of Iceland by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Long-buried secrets go hand in hand with modern-day murder in this second thriller featuring attorney Thor̃a Gudmundsdot̃tir from Iceland's queen of crime fiction
Last rituals by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( Recording )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a university in ReykjavIk, the body of a young German student is discovered, his eyes cut out and strange symbols carved into his chest. Police waste no time in making an arrest, but the victim's family isn't convinced that the right man is in custody. They ask ThOra GudmundsdOttir, an attorney and single mother of two, to investigate. It isn't long before ThOra and her associate, Matthew Reich, uncover the deceased student's obsession with Iceland's grisly history of torture, execution, and witch hunts. But there are very contemporary horrors hidden in the long, cold shadow of dark traditions. And for two suddenly endangered investigators, nothing is quite what it seems ... 'nd no one can be trusted
The undesired by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( Recording )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aldis is working in a juvenile detention centre in rural Iceland. She witnesses something deeply disturbing in the middle of the night; soon afterwards, two of the boys at the centre are dead. Decades later, single father Odinn is looking into alleged abuse at the centre following the unexplained death of the colleague who was previously running the investigation. 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?
Geisterfjord Island-Thriller by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in German and held by 29 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."
Si wang ji yi by Xigeduodi( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in Chinese and Icelandic and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SOG : Thriller by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( Book )

7 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in German and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hinter allem Bösen schreitet die Rache. Kommissar Huldar hatte keinen guten Start bei seiner Zusammenarbeit mit der Kinderpsychologin Freyja. Dennoch zieht er sie bei den aktuellen Ermittlungen wieder zurate: In Reykjavik wird nach zehn Jahren eine in einen Grundstein eingemauerte Zeitkapsel mit Briefen von damaligen Schülern gehoben. Unter den Briefen findet sich auch eine Nachricht, die akribisch die Initialen zukünftiger Mordopfer auflistet. Als kurz darauf zwei Hände gefunden werden, die ihren Besitzern bei lebendigem Leib abgetrennt wurden, ist klar, dass diese Nachricht aus der Zeitkapsel tödlich ernst zu nehmen ist ... Gelesen von Dietmar Wunder, u.a. die Synchronstimme von James Bond-Darsteller Daniel Craig
DNA : thriller by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( )

3 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new investigator duo from Iceland He beats relentlessly. Out of nowhere. At first she meets a young mother at her apartment in Reykjavik. A little later, a second woman loses her life under brutal circumstances. The first big case for Commissioner Huldar. He still has a problem: he has to work with the psychologist Freya, with whom he recently spent the night after a pub night - but as a supposed carpenter from the Westfjords. Meanwhile, a young amateur gambler receives enigmatic numbers on both victims and decides to determine on his own. Can one of them stop the mysterious killer? Tense and unabridged read by "Tatort" main actor Mark Waschke. (Duration: 13h 22)
Zadnji obredi by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in Slovenian and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Last rituals : an Icelandic novel of secret symbols, medieval witchcraft, and modern murder
My soul to take : a novel of IcelandThe day is darkAshes to dust
Alternative Names
Irsa Sigurdardoutīra 1963-

Sigurdadottir, Yrsa

Sigurdardotira, Irsa, 1963-

Sigurđardóttir, Yrsa.

Sigurðardóttir, Yrsa 1963-...

Sigurdardoutīra, Irsa 1963-

Sigurddoutīra, Irsa, 1963-

Sigurdsdottir, Yrsa

Siguroardottir, Yrsa 1963-

Vilborg 1963

Vilborg, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir.

Vilborg, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir 1963-

Yrsa Sigurdardottir.

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir 1963-

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir écrivaine islandaise

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir escritora islandesa

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir Icelandic writer

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir Islandi kirjanik

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir isländische Schriftstellerin

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir isländsk författare

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir islandsk skribent

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir islandská spisovatelka

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir schrijfster uit IJsland

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir scriitoare islandeză

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir scrittrice islandese

Сигурдардоттир, Ирса

시구르다르도티르, 이르사 1963-

이르사 시구르다르도티르 1963-