By Dustin Long
Icelander is the debut novel from a super new brain, an tricky, giddy romp steeped both in Nordic lore and pulpy intrigue. while Shirley MacGuffin is located murdered sooner or later ahead of the yearly city party in remembrance of Our Heroine’s mom –– the mythical crime-stopper and evil-thwarter Emily Bean –– every body expects Our Heroine to stick with in her mother’s footsteps and remedy the case. She, although, has little interest in inheriting the relations enterprise, or being chased via steam-tunnels, or hearing skaldic karaoke, or fleeing the inhuman Refurserkir. yet evil has no real interest in her loss of curiosity. A Nabokovian goof on Agatha Christie, a madcap secret that's half The 3rd Policeman and half The Da Vinci Code, The Icelander is something specially else: a real unique.