Grant Nicol

A Place to Bury Strangers

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A cryptic message left next to a charred corpse in the middle of Reykjavík leaves police worried they have a gang war on their hands.

Across town Detective Grímur Karlsson investigates a missing girl from a nice suburban family and gets far too close to the truth for his own good. 

It becomes clear the two cases are connected and Karlsson doggedly pursues the trail that leads from junkies on the seedy streets of Reykjavík all the way to the very top of Icelandic society. 

Location: 
Iceland
Series: 
Grímur Karlsson
Publisher: 
Fahrenheit Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

May / June on AustCrimeFiction

After managing to keep this up for quite a few months - I forgot to do May and now I'm late with June.... 

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The Long Con, Barry Weston (Aust)

Review - The Mistake, Grant Nicol

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Book Title: 
The Mistake
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
B00RMB0AFA
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Thirteen Press
Year of Publication: 
2015

And Then There Were Nine - 2016 Ngaio Marsh Longlist Announced

A record number of entrants and a kaleidoscopic range of crime tales illustrates the growth of New Zealand crime writing but provided a real challenge for the judges of the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel, who have revealed the longlist for their 2016 award today. 

March on AustCrime

The March update is very late - it's been a tad busy hereabouts.

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Detective Work, John Dale

#amreading The Mistake, Grant Nicol

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Grant Nicol is originally from New Zealand but his fiction is set in Iceland, where he now lives. This is a bit more of a novella.

From the Blurb:

Everybody Makes Mistakes!

A mutilated body is found on a lonely street in Reykjavík.

Detective Grímur intends to see that justice is done.

Kjartan Jónsson vows that his daughter’s killer will be punished. And that the punishment will fit the crime.

Prime suspect Gunnar Atli desperately needs to prevent his own dark secrets from coming to light. And he’s not the only one.

The Mistake

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Everybody Makes Mistakes!

A mutilated body is found on a lonely street in Reykjavík.

Detective Grímur intends to see that justice is done.&nbsp;<br>Kjartan Jónsson vows that his daughter’s killer will be punished. And that the punishment will fit the crime.

Prime suspect Gunnar Atli desperately needs to prevent his own dark secrets from coming to light. And he’s not the only one.

Fine lines separate truth, justice and vengeance. Put a foot wrong, and any one of them could be making the biggest mistake of his life.

ISBN: 
B00RMB0AFA
Publisher: 
Thirteen Press
Year of Publication: 
2015

Review - ON A SMALL ISLAND, Grant Nicol

Author Information
Book Title: 
On A Small Island
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Iceland
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781909425958
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Thriller
Location: 
Iceland
Year of Publication: 
2014

On A Small Island

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

In the space of just a few short days, Ylfa Einarsdóttir sees her peaceful existence in downtown Reykjavík turned on its head. Some unexpected news from one of her sisters and a brutal murder that’s far too close to home for comfort leave her wondering why life has turned on her so suddenly.

ISBN: 
9781909425958
Location: 
Iceland
Year of Publication: 
2014

Grant Nicol

Author Information
Nicol, Grant

Grant was born and raised in New Zealand and has also lived in Australia and more recently, Northern Ireland. He first visited Reykjavík in 2009 and after six visits in the space of five years he has finally decided to make the city his home.