The series will revolve around female detective inspector Hulda Hermannsdóttir, who in the first book, is called to investigate when the body of a young woman, a Russian asylum seeker, is found. The second book, The Island (Drungi), deals with the investigation of two murders, ten years apart.
MJ publishing director Maxine Hitchcock said of the acquisition, "Ragnar Jónasson has fast become one of the most respected authors of the crime genre and is one of the most talented. In this new series he promises even more. Hulda is a fantastic creation, a memorable, complex and emotionally engaging character, and one we are sure many readers in the UK and beyond will want to follow for many books to come."