Yrsa Sigurðardóttir is the bestselling and award-winning Icelandic crime author of the Thóra Gudmundsdóttir series as well as several stand-alone thrillers. She made her crime fiction debut in 2005 with Last Rituals, the first installment in the Thóra Gudmundsdóttir series, and has been translated into more than 30 languages. Her work stands “comparison with the finest contemporary crime writing anywhere in the world” according to the Times Literary Supplement. The second installment in the Thóra Gudmundsdóttir series, My Soul To Take, was shortlisted for the 2010 Shamus Award. In 2011 her stand-alone horror novel I Remember You was awarded the Icelandic Crime Fiction Award and was nominated for The Glass Key.