Dark Iceland series to Orenda

Dark Iceland series to Orenda

Orenda Books has secured rights to Ragnar Jónasson’s Dark Iceland series in a three-book deal.

Karen Sullivan, publisher of Orenda Books, acquired of world English rights (excluding USA and Canada) for the next titles in Ragnar Jónasson Dark Iceland series, in a deal negotiated with David Headley at DHH Literary Agency.

Sullivan said: "Ragnar’s debut crime thriller Snowblind, has been a massive success for Orenda, topping the Kindle charts for over a week, and selling strongly in print, and we are honoured to have had the opportunity to introduce this wonderful author to English readers. With the second in the series, Nightblind, published in December, it seems the right time to commit to the series, which cleverly and quite beautifully updates the traditional Golden Age mystery to create a series of tightly plotted, atmospheric, chilling and almost timeless whodunits. Quentin Bates will continue to translate Ragnar’s upcoming works.

"Ragnar has been a joy to work with, and our plan to grow authors with our fledgling company has been more than realised here. He’s an exceptional and imaginative crime writer, as the multitude of reviews has confirmed."

David Headley said: "I’ve been so impressed with Karen and what she has achieved for Ragnar. I know that the whole series is in safe hands at Orenda Books."

Nightblind will be published in December as a Goldsboro Book of the Month, with paperback publication in January. Blackout will follow in Autumn 2016, with the further two titles following.