Monday, December 01, 2008

Double Dose of Yrsa Sigurdardottir in 2009

Icelandic author, Yrsa Sigurdardottir is not only attending CrimeFest (Bristol, 14-17 May 2009) but her publicist has confirmed that Yrsa will also be attending the Harrogate Crime Writing Festival (23-26 Jul 2009).

Yrsa's second Thora Gudmundsdottir book, My Soul To Take will be released in April 09.

Synopsis from
The child started crying harder, trying desperately to stifle her sobs. This wasn’t right. Why couldn’t God just come and get her now, if He was so good? Why did she have to go down into that dark pit? She was afraid of the dark, and this was a bad place – her mother had told her so. The girl looked at the man and knew she was going down there whether she wanted to or not.

A grisly murder is committed at a health resort situated in a recently renovated farmhouse, which turns out to be notorious for being haunted. Attorney Thora Gudmundsdottir is called upon by the owner of the resort - the prime suspect in the case - to represent him. Her investigations uncover some very disturbing occurrences at the farm decades earlier – things that have never before seen the light of day…

MY SOUL TO TAKE is a chilling, dark and witty crime novel, and a welcome return for Thora, the heroine of the highly-acclaimed LAST RITUALS.
Read the euro crime review of the first in the series, Last Rituals, here.


Anonymous said...

ooh, how exciting! Looking forward to reading this one.

Kevin Wignall said...

Actually, Karen, there's kind of a connection. If I recall, it was when we were in the Green Room before our panel at Crimefest that Laura suggested to Yrsa that she come to Harrogate (Laura being the programming chair for next year).

I think it's great that she's doing both. She's a terrific writer and a lovely and funny person.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Kevin, and good on Laura (Wilson I presume).