Welcome to Graskeggur

23 November 2009

Quentin Bates is a writer and journalist who has recently made the move into fiction with the first of a series of crime novels set in present-day Iceland.

Latest blogs

Writing Process Blog

11 May 2014

 There’s a game of internet tag that has been doing the rounds, with writers tagging each other to answer a series of questions about the processes behind their work. {Read more about Writing Process Blog}

A reet canny trip to Geordieland

6 May 2014

 The last time I was in Newcastle I came there as a deckhand on a stormbound beamer when we spent three days tied up waiting for a howling northerly gale to blow itself out. {Read more about A reet canny trip to Geordieland}

Faroese interlude

26 April 2010

That last entry set me thinking about the Faroe Islands again and what a delightful place those islands are, The Faroes are a rainswept little green jewel in the middle of the North Atlantic. Everyone is pleased to see visitors and it’s probably the most friendly, welcoming place I’ve ever been to. It’s always a pleasure to visit the Faroes. {Read more about Faroese interlude}
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What others are saying

'Superior crime fiction set in Iceland... this is a well constructed, well written and satisfying police procedural.'Marcel Berlins, The Times.

‘[A] crackling fiction debut ... palpable authenticity.’Publishers Weekly

‘A great read – leaves you craving the next installment.’Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

‘A meticulously constructed thriller, peopled with exceptionally convincing characters and shot through with black humour... as chilling as an Icelandic winter.’S.J. Bolton

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