TV Show Spotlight: The Lava Field

Hey guys!
Today I have something very unusual. In 2014 an impressive mini-TV-series was produced in Iceland. Well, I can’t let you miss out on this gem!

(Unfortunately I could only find a German trailer, but you get the picture)


What is it about?
Detective Helgi Marvin Runarsson is called to a crime scene. What at first appears to be a suicide soon raises many questions. Far more people have a connection to this murder than anyone would have believed. The investigations become dangerous not only to Runarsson, but also to his family…


Why should you check it out?
I stumbled upon this one completely by surprise but I have to admit those guys up North really know how to make a good thriller. The plot is gripping, fascinating and really pulls you in. We dive into the unknown depths of the Icelandic underground and are left with a crime story that goes under your skin. Continue reading

Time to Talk about Books: Hitman’s Guide to Housekeeping by Hallgrimur Helgason

Hitman's Guide to Housekeeping

Hitman’s Guide to Housekeeping

This novel was published in 2008 and is set in Iceland. It’s the story of a hitman who has to go into hiding after one of his jobs went wrong.
The Plot:

Tomo is a hitman. He likes his job and he is really good at it. But the last man he killed turns out to be a an FBI-agent. He has to vanish for some time. When he is at the airport ready to go back home to eastern Europe (with a fake-identity of course) he gets nervous and walks into the toilet. There he kills a man, takes his clothes and his ticket and boards a plane to Iceland. It turns out the man he killed was a televangelist who travels north to appear in a TV show. In order not to stand out he tries to play the part.

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