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Tales From The Ice House by Grant Nicol

"Larsson, Mankell and Nesbo... Pretenders to Nicol's crown."

This anthology collects together all four of Grant Nicol’s acclaimed Grímur Karlsson novels into one volume for the very first time.

On A Small Island
The Mistake
A Place To Bury Strangers
Out On The Ice

Praise for On A Small Island;

“A complex and chilling tale…”

“An amazing read!”

“The author has a terrific writing style that keeps the reader mesmerized until the very end of this fantastic tale of not just murder and mystery but of survival…”

“A thrilling read...highly recommended…”

“Hefty amounts of tension and fear, and a resolution that makes you wonder whether surviving sometimes isn't all it's cracked up to be…”


Praise for The Mistake;

"I was completely absorbed by Nicol's prose and storytelling. Hooked early, intrigued throughout. Nicol does a superb job layering in a lot of complexities and intrigue... we are taken down a number of rabbit holes, as Nicol guides us into the darker parts of Icelandic society. Nordic Noir with a strong emphasis on the NOIR. A story of things going badly wrong in a world where bad things happen, beneath the snowy and peaceful veneer of Iceland." Kiwi Crime 

"A tense and atmospheric Nordic Noir. Another belter from Number Thirteen Press." -Paul D. Brazill (author of Guns of Brixton and A Case of Noir)

"Larsson, Mankell and Nesbo... Pretenders to Nicol's crown. Told at a great pace, not a word is wasted. Number Thirteen Press are producing quality crime reads that allow me to enjoy a story quickly. Long may that continue." -Aidan Thorn (author of Criminal Thoughts)

"Gets darker and darker... lets you imagine the whole horrendous worst as the disturbing details are revealed to you and the tragedy plays out." -Morana Blue (author of Gatsby's Smile)

"The story starts as conventional crime fiction but as the action heads towards a dramatic conclusion it becomes darker, more graphic and increasingly violent... the resulting climax is worthy of the description ‘Iceland Noir’. [It] has a dark heart and a bleak ending." -Novel Heights

"Cold and menacing... Nicol takes us on a satisfying series of twists and curves towards a sordid and tragic conclusion." -Raven (Crime Fiction Lover)


Praise for A Place To Bury Strangers;

'A Place to Bury Strangers' will keep you up into the wee hours––get ready to shiver the whole night through." – Matt Phillips (author of 'Three Kinds of Fool,' 'Bad Luck City,' and 'Redbone')

"A story as bone-chilling as the air his characters breathe…”


Praise for Out On The Ice;

"Nicol writes suspense like a wizard—'Out On The Ice' is another of his dazzling spells. Here, in this fourth Icelandic installment, Nicol completes his cold, clever circle of moody tales." - Matt Phillips

“A thrilling story of love and bad decisions. Really bad decisions.” - Lilja Sigurðardóttir

“A dark poem about humanity.” - Teemu Paananen

"Twenty-three years later a tragic, desperate moment out on the ice seems never to be forgotten and shapes the lives of all who witnessed it forever." - Ewa Sherman


Praise for Grant Nicol;

“A complex and chilling tale…”

“An amazing read!”

“The author has a terrific writing style that keeps the reader mesmerized until the very end of this fantastic tale of not just murder and mystery but of survival…”

“A thrilling read...highly recommended…”

“Hefty amounts of tension and fear, and a resolution that makes you wonder whether surviving sometimes isn't all it's cracked up to be…”

The Mistake (the 2nd novel in the series) is included in this anthology by kind permission of the original publishers Number Thirteen Press

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