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Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

Overview
Works: 95 works in 544 publications in 18 languages and 9,710 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 )

77 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 16 languages and held by 1,348 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 1,181 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 7 languages and held by 1,147 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, Thora 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 1,135 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 )

38 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'A fascinating setting and realistic characters make this an engrossing read - and Sigurdardottir maintains the intrigue as her clever plot unravels' -- Metro on ASHES TO DUST 'Brilliantly plotted and chilling' -- Daily Mirror on ASHES TO DUST 'Iceland's answer to Stieg Larsson' -- Daily Telegraph on ASHES TO DUST 'An absorbing mystery ... Sigurdardottir makes the island under hot lava just as atmospherically chilling as she made Iceland's dark winters in her two prior novels' -- The Times on ASHES TO DUST 'This is well-written, pacey and wonderfully atmospheric, but the USP here is the character of Gudmundsdottir. Wry, very funny and valiantly trying to balance the demands of her private life with her work -- she is a joy. I'm looking forward to number three.' -- Guardian on MY SOUL TO TAKE 'Yrsa Sigurdardottir brilliantly conjures an atmosphere of creeping menace and unreality.' -- Guardian on MY SOUL TO TAKE 'Sigurdardottir delivers terrific clammy atmosphere and frequent frissons of fear; she is entitled to join the front rank of Nordic crime writers.' -- The Times 'Both frightening and funny -- a terrific trick if you can pull it off.' -- Observer on MY SOUL TO TAKE 20090405 'Distinguished by superb evocations of extraordinary landscapes and ... rivetingly gruesome inventiveness.' -- Independent on MY SOUL TO TAKE 20090415 'The numerous twists and turns are worthy of Agatha Christie and keep the reader guessing until the very end.' -- Sunday Telegraph on MY SOUL TO TAKE 20090415 'A welcome second outing for the good-natured lawyer-sleuth Thora Gudmundsdottir ... Yrsa Sigurdardottir's lightness of touch is refreshing' -- Daily Telegraph on MY SOUL TO TAKE 20090415 'The novel is both spooky and gruesome. But Thora's distinctly chaotic private life provides a welcome contrast and moments of very black humour ... It's rare to find a crime novel that's both chilling and witty - an agreeable combination' -- Andrew Taylor, Spectator 20090415 'Dark, rich and satisfying.' -- Woman & Home 20090406 'Glacially chilling and dark as an arctic winter, this gripping Icelandic page-turner will keep you guessing all the way.' -- Choice 20090406 'An irresistible read. And very, very chilly indeed.' -- City AM 20090406 'Considering its population is only around 300,000, Iceland seems to have more than its fair share of good crime writers. Yrsa Sigurdardottir keeps up the standard ... untypically, instead of the usual gloomy middle-aged man, her sleuth is a young woman ... a personable heroine.' -- Sunday Telegraph 20080106 'Yrsa Sigurdardottir has arrived, fully formed, it seems, as something of a unique talent in the field ... [She] matches Tess Gerritsen and Kathy Reichs in the bloodchiller stakes.' -- Waterstone's Books Quarterly 20080129 'Iceland is fast becoming a hotbed of fine crime writing, and Sigurdardottir is at the front of the pack. This second novel builds on her already impressive reputation ... brilliantly paced and expertly constructed.' -- The Big Issue on MY SOUL TO TAKE 20080129 'Dark, deep and icy as an Icelandic fjord; this is a rich and rewarding debut novel of ancient mysteries and very modern murder.' -- Mark Billingham on LAST RITUALS 20071207 'Given the dark subject matter, this is a surprisingly funny book ... a quirky and interesting read.' -- Guardian on LAST RITUALS 20071222 'A satisfying mix of mystery and pure madness.' -- Time Out 20071222
The silence of the sea by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( Book )

33 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A luxury yacht arrives in Reykjavik 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 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 951 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 )

30 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 763 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. "--
Why did you lie? by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 154 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
Stuurloos by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Dutch and held by 139 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
Someone to watch over me by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( Book )

2 editions 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?
The legacy by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( Book )

18 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 90 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?
My soul to take : a novel of Iceland by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 28 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 )

10 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 27 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"
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 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in Icelandic and Danish 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 10 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?
DNA : thriller by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir( )

3 editions published in 2016 in German and held by 9 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)
 
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Last rituals : an Icelandic novel of secret symbols, medieval witchcraft, and modern murder
Alternative Names
Irsa Sigurdardoutīra 1963-

Sigurđardóttir, Yrsa.

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Sigurdsdottir, Yrsa

Vilborg, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir.

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Yrsa Sigurðardóttir écrivaine islandaise

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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