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Michael Ridpath

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Before becoming a writer, I used to work in the City of London as a bond trader. I have written eight thrillers set in the worlds of business and finance, but I am now trying my hand at something different. Where The Shadows Lie, the first in a series featuring an Icelandic detective named Magnus Jonson, was published in 2010. The third book in the series, Meltwater, is out in the UK this summer. My books have been translated into over 30 languages (including Icelandic).

I was born in Devon, brought up in North Yorkshire and read history at Oxford University. I now live in North London with my American wife and three children. I am a former vice chair of the Crime Writers' Association.

The Polar Bear Killing is released today. It is a novella about 60 pages long featuring my Icelandic detective Magnus Jonson and his colleague Vigdís.
A polar bear is spotted in a sleepy Icelandic fishing village, and then shot dead through the eye by the local police constable. Days later, the constable is found at the Arctic Henge above the village, shot through the eye himself. Vigdís investi... Read more of this blog post »
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Michael Ridpath Kenneth wrote: "Michael we have your short story The Polar Bear Killing as one of our reads this month and we have a reader from California wanting to know if this was used as part of a TV show cal..."

Kenneth, I'm so pleased you are reading it. Let me know if anyone has any trouble getting hold of it - on the launch date it wasn't available for some amazon US readers. I asked my publishers to sort that out, and I hope they have done so.

To answer your question, no, the story was not used in Fortitude, at least not with my knowledge. I haven't actually seen the show, since I don't get Sky. I believe it was filmed in Isafjordur in Iceland, but was supposed to be Greenland.

Any more questions, happy to answer them!

Michael


Kenneth Fredette Michael we have your short story The Polar Bear Killing as one of our reads this month and we have a reader from California wanting to know if this was used as part of a TV show called "Fortitude".
Scandinavian and Nordic Crime Fiction - Ken


message 1: by Zoë

Zoë Sharp Hi Michael. Lovely to catch up with you here. I'm sorry we only seemed to pass in corridors at CrimeFest. Next time we must stop to chat!


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