Here at Jo Fletcher Books, we’re very excited announcing the newest book by our very own real-life Viking (kidding . . .) Snorri Kristjansson. A gripping historical mystery set in the 10th century, Kin is out next year.
First came Scandi-crime and Nordic Noir, but now it’s time to take a new direction: Viking crime. Intrigued? Well, you’re in luck – because now it’s time to reveal both cover and blurb . . .
Everyone loves a family reunion.
He can deny it all he likes, but everyone knows Viking warlord Unnthor Reginsson brought home a great chest of treasure when he retired from the longboats and settled down with Hildigunnur in a remote valley. Now, in the summer of 970, adopted daughter Helga is awaiting the arrival of her unknown siblings: dark, dangerous Karl, lithe, clever Jorunn, gentle Aslak, henpecked by his shrewish wife, and the giant Bjorn, made bitter by Volund, his idiot son.
And they’re coming with darkness in their hearts.
The siblings gather, bad blood simmers and old feuds resurface as Unnthor’s heirs make their moves on the old man’s estate – until one morning Helga is awakened by screams. Blood has been shed: kin has been slain.
No one confesses, but all the clues point to one person – who cannot possibly be the murderer, at least in Helga’s eyes. But if she’s going to save the innocent from the axe and prevent more bloodshed, she’s got to solve the mystery – fast . . .
Lies. Manipulation. Murder. There’s nothing quite like family . . .
You can follow Snorri on Twitter @SnorriKristjans or head to his website, www.snorrikristjansson.com for more news about the eagerly anticipated first book of The Helga Finnsdottir Mysteries.