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

New book sitrep

28 September 2014

 I’m sick of the sight of the book I’m working on at the moment. There, I’ve said it. I feel like I’ve admitted to hating my own child. But the feeling will pass... {Read more about New book sitrep}

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}
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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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