Snorri Kristjansson was born in Iceland and is a writer and a teacher, as well as a stand-up comedian, actor and musician. He currently lives in Edinburgh with his artist wife. The Valhalla Saga, his Viking fantasy series, and The Helga Finnsdottir books, his Viking historical/crime series, are all published by Jo Fletcher Books.
A highly readable Viking family murder, with an engaging heroine and convincing historical detail. Recommended * Promoting Crime * This is an extremely well written murder mystery with echoes to Poirot and Sherlock but set within the Viking era . . . I am delighted that there will be another one * Fantasy Guide * A thumbs up from me for the familial conflict, and the generally entertaining conniving women and wonderfully Neanderthal male characters * Raven Crime Reads * An entertaining tale of family tensions and murder . . . Kristjansson writes vividly (you can feel the heat, smell blood, hear Norse Gods) and with passion * Nordic Noir Blog * Compelling reading * The Gin Book Club * A fantastic introduction . . . An enjoyable read with a good sense of suspense and an intriguing backdrop * The Little Book Owl * It had everything I look for in a book . . . I highly recommend this book to anyone who likes mysteries / crime stories with a sprinkle of Norse mythology and who enjoys reading stories full of flawed characters * Unfiltered Tales * Viking Crime could very well be my new favourite crime! Plenty of twists and turns which really will keep you guessing. A great read for any crime or historical fiction fan that I would highly recommend * Kelly is Reading * As I read Kin, I kept thinking of friends and family who I wanted to share it with, fans of murder mysteries, fans of character driven stories, fans of historical fiction. This book would appeal to all of them . . . With such an interesting group of characters, I found myself returning to the book frequently. It was a fun read, and I'd recommend it * Blog in Basket * I loved Kin and the ending just made my head spin with its cleverness and impact . . . I can't wait to read even more of Helga Finnsdottir's adventures * A Fantastical Librarian * It has been a very long time since I finished a book in a day. But today everything came together, and it also helped that I could not put the book down . . . So if you like crime, read it. If you are a historical fan, read it. If you just like a good story (like we all do!) then well duh, this is a must read. Oh it was just so good! I truly enjoyed this one * Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell * This series is set to be a huge success not least because its leading lady is one of the smartest and funniest you will encounter * The Madwoman in the Attic * Well written, descriptive and well-paced and is a very enjoyable read . . . Helga could become an insightful Dark Age sleuth. Well met! Helga Finnsdottir * Mature Times * A new style read that is gripping, enjoyable and easily accessible . . . I, for one, look forward to continuing Helga's adventures . . . Kin will appeal to fans of crime, thrillers, mystery and historical fiction and is well worth a read * The Tattooed Book Geek * I was completely swept away . . . couldn't put it down . . . completely beguiling . . . I would definitely have no hesitation in recommending this and I look forward to seeing where Helga's adventures lead us to next * Lynn's Book Blog * If the combination of Vikings, mystery and murder sound good, then this is the book for you . . . If you're in a Scandi-noir mood, and willing to leap back through the centuries, then this is a book which will reward a reading; I, for one, look forward to the further adventures of Helga Finnsdottir * Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reviews * The remote setting of Viking village, the historical period and Helga's character are very refreshing * The Book Bag * The start of an interesting crime series * Book Worm Mum * If you're a fan of crime fiction and enjoy a bit of added history, then I would suggest you look no further than Kin. When it comes to murder you want to be kept guessing right up till the last and Kin does that and more * The Eloquent Page * Timeless and universal . . . It will be interesting to see where Kristjansson's imagination takes his beguiling heroine next * Starburst * An entertaining and claustrophobic tale of familial tension and murder * SciFiNow * Praise Odin, it's a terrific mystery! With Viking family values and a sharp-witted heroine, Snorri Kristjansson delivers a first-rate chronicle of intrigue and murder * Stephen Gallagher, bestselling author of Red, Red Robin * An exciting new voice. With his Viking mystery, Snorri has created a new and interesting sub-genre of Icelandic noir * Ragnar Jonasson * Kin is well paced and skilfully plotted, with a strong sense of everyday life at the time . . . I suspect this will not be the last Viking noir novel we see * The Times * Truly entertaining: a new and original Viking Noir voice * Yrsa Sigurdardottir, author of the Thora Gudmundsdottir series * For Vikings done right, come to Snorri Kristjansson * Mark Lawrence, bestselling author of Red Sister * For lovers of the Vikings TV series and Lindsey Davies alike. Helga Finnsdottir is the Flavia Alba of the Viking world. A dark mystery in a dark age brought vividly to life. I look forward to reading more * Robert Fabbri, author of the bestselling Vespasian series *