Wednesday 18 October 2023

White As Snow by Lilja Sigurdardóttir BLOG TOUR @lilja1972 t. @graskeggur @OrendaBooks #IcelandNoir #AnAroraInvestigation #Giveaway #Win #Competition #Prize


On a snowy winter morning, an abandoned shipping container is discovered near Reykjavík. Inside are the bodies of five young women – one of them barely alive.

 As Icelandic Police detective Daníel struggles to investigate the most brutal crime of his career, Áróra looks into the background of a suspicious man, who turns out to be engaged to Daníel's former wife, and the connections don’t stop there…

 Daníel and Áróra’s cases pit them both against ruthless criminals with horrifying agendas, while Áróra persists with her search for her missing sister, Ísafold, whose devastating disappearance continues to haunt her.

 As the temperature drops and the 24-hour darkness and freezing snow hamper their efforts, their investigations become increasingly dangerous … for everyone.

 Atmospheric, twisty and breathtakingly tense, White as Snow is the third instalment in the riveting, award-winning An Áróra Investigation series, as crimes committed far beyond Iceland’s shores come home…

 Shortlisted for The Blood Drop – Icelandic Crime Novel of the Year, 2022

White As Snow by Lilja Sigurdardóttir was published by Orenda Books on 12 October 2023 and is volume three in the Arora Investigation series. It was translated by Quentin Bates.

As part of this Blog Tour, I am delighted to offer a give away today. I have one paperback copy to give away. Entry is simple, just fill out the competition widget in this blog post. UK entries only please.


One copy of White As Snow by Lilja Sigurdardóttir

Icelandic crime-writer Lilja Sigurdardóttir was born in the town of Akranesin 1972 and raised in Mexico, Sweden, Spain and Iceland. 

An award-winning playwright, Lilja has written four crime novels, with Snare, the first in a new series and Lilja's English debut shortlisting for the CWA International Dagger and hitting bestseller lists worldwide. 
Trap soon followed suit, with the third in the trilogy Cage winning the Best Icelandic Crime Novel of the Year, and was a Guardian Book of the Year. 

Lilja's standalone Betrayal, was shortlisted for the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel. 

In 2021, Cold as Hell, the first in the An Áróra Investigation series was published, with Red as Blood to follow in 2022. 
The film rights have been bought by Palomar Pictures in California. 
Lilja is also an award-winning screenwriter in her native Iceland. 
She lives in Reykjavík with her partner.

Quentin Bates escaped English suburbia as a teenager, jumping at the chance of a gap
year working in Iceland. 
For a variety of reasons, the gap year stretched to become a gap decade, during which time he went native in the north of Iceland, acquiring a new language a new profession as a seaman and a family, before decamping en masse for England. 

He worked as a truck driver, teacher, netmaker and trawlerman at various times before falling into journalism, largely by accident. 

He is the author of a series of crime novels set in present-day Iceland (Frozen Out, Cold Steal, Chilled to the Bone, Winterlude, Cold Comfort and Thin Ice which have been published worldwide. 
He has translated all of Ragnar Jónasson’s Dark Iceland series.

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