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The Icelandic Isle of Flatey (Click on thumbnails for larger images)
Situated in the middle of Iceland’s Breidafjordur, a large shallow bay encircled by mountains and glaciers, the island of Flatey was a center of Icelandic cultural life in the 13th Century when the medieval manuscript the Flateyjarbók, or Book of Flatey, was constructed. A sparsely populated island that subsisted on seal meat, fishing, and the harvesting of down, author Viktor Arnar Ingolfsson spent his summers on the island as a child and it is this familiarity with the island’s peculiarities, remoteness, and harsh winter climate that made it the perfect setting for his gripping thriller about a series of murders with a mysterious connection to an enigmatic riddle written around the island’s Book of Flatey. Take a peek at the scenery of Flatey below.
"Spiced up with colorful characters, their fallacies and superstitions, the book is a joy to read with the solution to the mystery being simple yet surprising. Lovers of both crime novels and historical novels will have a field day with The Flatey Enigma as it is a combination of both and I’d also recommend it to those interested in Icelandic culture and the sagas." -- IcelandReview.Com (August 26, 2013)
It included a great plot with interesting characters. the story is intriguing.
Gets off to a very slow, almost boring, but eventually gets one in and holds it there to a rollicking plot and thrilling denouement.
Found the Flatey Enigma puzzle a bit too confusing for me although I liked the rest of the book better.
Really enjoyed this book, with its clear description of life n Icelandic islands,... and the mystery of the old Norse/Icelandic sagas thrown in.Published 2 days ago by John A. Battaglino
I picked up this book with no real expectations. It was a little difficult to track all the Icelandic-named characters, but the story was terrific. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Mainly Moderate
Beautiful scenery description of a lonely part of Iceland with details about people and customs in the 1960s. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Tony
As an addicted reader of Icelandic authors, I rank "The Flatey Enigma" way near the top along with "A Place of the Heart. Read morePublished 1 month ago by John H. Corbin
The story moved slowly and the key revelations were made with little intrigue. I just finished reading the Harry Hole series by Jo Nesbo and this book was no match.Published 1 month ago by Patricia Donahue
I just read four of his books in a row - if there was a fifth I'd be reading it now. They're a wonderful read w/ a background of something different than America. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Carol A Edmund
This is a magical work. Introduction to the Flatey Book has been a true gift. Read it with no delay!Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very disjointed plot, this made it a difficult read. The plot was so disjointed that I couldnt follow the storyline, and there were no captivating characters to keep you... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Kathleen A. Hatton