The Icelandic Crime Authors’ Association has named DNA by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir the best crime novel of 2014, awarding it with the Blóðdropinn (‘Blood Drop’) trophy. The book will be Iceland’s contribution to this year’s Glass Key Award for Nordic crime authors.
According to Vísir, the Blóðdropinn jury, comprised of Inga Magnea Skúladóttir, Kristján Jóhann Jónsson and Úlfar Snær Arnarson, reasoned their decision by saying:
“One of Yrsa’s biggest strengths is creating excitement and anticipation in her books, as well as raising suspicion of horrid events, and here she certainly succeeds. The reader follows the investigation’s progress and the police’s mistakes. More characters get caught up in the events as the number of murders increases. … The ending is truly unexpected and unforeseen.”