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About the Author: Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir is an Icelandic writer, of both crime-novels and children's fiction. She has been writing since 1998. Her début crime-novel was translated into English by Bernard Scudder.

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir graduated from high-school in 1983, finished a B.Sc. in civil engineering from the University of Iceland in 1988 and M.Sc in the same field from Concordia University in Montreal in 1997.

Yrsa now works as a civil engineer for the company Fjarhitun, as well as being a writer.

In 1998 Yrsa published her first book for children, Þar lágu Danir í því (The Danes Were in Trouble There). She has since published more books for children and teenagers, as well as a number of internationally successful crime novels for adults.

In 2000 the Icelandic department of IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) awarded Yrsa for her book Við viljum jólin í júlí (We Want Christmas in July).

Yrsa lives in the Reykjavík suburb of Seltjarnarnes. She is married with two children.

The central character in the crime novels so far is Thóra Gudmundsdóttir (Þóra Guðmundsdóttir), a lawyer.

Series:
* Þóra Guðmundsdóttir


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ISBN10: 0340920637 | ISBN13: 9780340920633

Page count: 423

A young man is found brutally murdered, his eyes gouged out. A student of Icelandic history in Reykjavik, he came from a wealthy German family who do not share the police's belief that his drug dealer murdered him. Attorney Thora Gudmundsdottir is commissioned by his mother to find out the truth."

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