Icelandic crime writer Árni Thórarinsson has become a big hit in Europe, especially France, where his novel Daudi trúdsins (“Death of a Clown”) has received extremely positive reviews. The book, published by Métalié in France, will be available in stores across France in the coming days.
Bernard Strainchamps at bibliosurf.com describes Thórarinsson’s work as, “A crime novel full of humor, life and excitement. A good remedy against depression and gloom.” (Click here to read Strainchamp’s interview with Thórarinsson.)
Thórarinsson’s Tími nornarinnar (“Witching Hour”), Le temps de la sorciere in French, has proven very popular among readers in France, currently ranking high on the French bestseller list for crime novels.
Tími nornarinnar will be released in Germany next week and reviews have been so promising that German publishing house Droemer Knaur has already secured the rights to Daudi trúdsins.
Tími nornarinnar was also recently released in Denmark and the rights to the book have been sold in ten countries.
Click here to read a feature on Icelandic crime authors.