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


14 March 2014

The next few weeks are going to be busy ones with Cold Steal published in a couple of weeks and a few appearances coming up for me to stand up on the hind legs and pontificate. {Read more about Events}

Cold Steal

25 February 2014

 It’s finally done. The edits are finished now that the eagle-eyed copyeditor has done her thing, the cover has been made up and it’s ready to go. Cold Steal is published on the 1st of April by C&R Crime.








{Read more about Cold Steal}

The Price of Fish

15 February 2014

 It’s forty years ago this month that the Gaul disappeared and the controversy over what happened to the ship and its 36 crew still isn’t over. {Read more about The Price of Fish}
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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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