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Whale Fjord

Michael Ridpath

Iceland 1940. Britain invades Iceland. Lieutenant Tom Marks is a British officer tasked with defending Whale Fjord. He meets Kristín, a young widow from a nearby farm, who has a small son. Tom is smitten.


Iceland 2023. Inspector Magnus Ragnarsson is called to the shores of Whale Fjord where the skeletons of a man and a woman have been discovered, both shot with British wartime bullets. Magnus uncovers a web of anger and revenge that stretches back eighty years and forward to a shocking murder in Reykjavík.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Yarmer Head
  • Publish Date: Feb 24th, 2024
  • Pages: 262
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.00in - 5.00in - 0.59in - 0.63lb
  • EAN: 9781739612108
  • Categories: Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Praise for this book

Praise for Michael Ridpath's Magnus Iceland Mysteries:


"Michael Ridpath continues to amaze me with his great sense of place with regards to Iceland. On top of that, the book is an absolute page-turner, as good as they come." Yrsa Sigurdardóttir, No1 bestselling Icelandic author.


"Magnus Jonson is a complex and totally compelling character, fitting perfectly into the bleak and intimidating settings of Ridpath's Iceland." - New York Journal of Books


"International thriller writing at its best, fine characters, page-turning suspense and a great, fresh location." -- Peter James

"Ingenious and thrilling. Fascinating stuff.' -- Spectator

"A clever blend of murder mystery, myth and up-to-the-minute mayhem..." --The Times


"It's impossible to see that the book is written by a foreigner who just recently got to know the country he is writing about." - Morgunbladid, Reykjavík