The Drop of Blood

Blóðdropinn, bókmenntaverðlaun Hins íslenska glæpafélags

A crime fiction prize, hosted by Crime Writers of Iceland. The novel that receives the prize becomes the Icelandic nomination for the Glass Key, an award given annually to a crime novel from one of the Nordic countries – Iceland, Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway.

Initially, every Icelandic crime novel published each year was automatically nominated. For the 2017 prize, five crime novels were specifically nominated.

2018

Arnaldur Indriðason: Petsamo

Nominations:

Stefán Sturla: Fuglaskoðarinn (The Bird Watcher)  
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir: Gatið (The Whole)
Ragnar Jónasson: Mistur (The Mist)
Stella Blómkvist: Morðið í Gróttu (The Murder in Grótta)
Guðrún Guðlaugsdóttir: Morðið í leshringnum (The Murder in the Reading Circle)
Arnaldur Indriðason: Myrkrið veit (The Darkness Knows)
Sólveig Pálsdóttir: Refurinn (The Fox)
Eiríkur Bergmann: Samsærið (The Conspiracy)
Stefán Máni: Skuggarnir (The Shadows)
Jónína Leósdóttir: Stúlkan sem enginn saknaði (The Girl Nobody Missed)
Róbert Marvin: Umsátur (The Siege)
Friðrika Benónýsdóttir: Vályndi (The Inauspiciousness)
Magnús Þór Helgson: Vefurinn (The Web)

2017

Arnaldur Indriðason: Petsamo

Nominations:
Jónína Leósdóttir: Konan í blokkinni (The Lady in the High Rise)
Lilja Sigurðardóttir: Netið (The Net)
Ragnar Jónasson: Drungi (Gloom)
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir: Aflausn (Absolution)

2016

Óskar Guðmundsson: Hilma

Nominations:

Arnaldur Indriðason: Þýska húsið (The German House)
Ágúst Borgþór Sverrisson: Inn í myrkrið (Into the Darkness)
Lilja Sigurðardóttir: Gildran (The Trap)
Ragnar Jónasson: Dimma (Darkness)
Róbert Marvin Gíslason: Konur húsvarðarins (The Janitor‘s Wives)
Stefán Máni: Nautið (The Bull)
Stella Blómkvist: Morðin í Skálholti (The Skálholt Murders)
Sólveig Pálsdóttir: Flekklaus (Spotless)
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir: Sogið (The Vortex)

2015

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir: DNA

Nominations:
Arnaldur Indriðason: Kamp Knox
Finnbogi Hermannsson: Illur fengur (Ill Gotten Gains)
Guðrún Guðlaugsdóttir: Beinahúsið (The Bone House)
Jón Óttar Ólafsson: Ókyrrð (Unrest)
Ragnar Jónasson: Náttblinda (Night Blindness)
Steinar Bragi: Kata

 

2014

Stefán Máni: Grimmd (Cruelty)

Nominations:
Arnaldur Indriðason: Skuggasund (The Man from Manitoba)
Hermann Jóhannesson: Olnbogavík
Jón Óttar Ólafsson: Hlustað (Listening)
Óttar M. Norðfjörð: Blóð hraustra manna (The Blood of Hardy Men)
Ragnar Jónasson: Andköf (Gasp)
Sólveig Pálsdóttir: Hinir réttlátu (The Righteous)
Sverrir Berg: Drekinn (The Dragon)

2013

Stefán Máni: Húsið (The House)

Nominations:
Arnaldur Indriðason: Reykjavíkurnætur (Nights in Reykjavík)
Ágúst Þór Ámundason: Afturgangan (The Haunting)
Árni Þórarinsson: Ár kattarins (Year of the Cat)
Guðbjörg Tómasdóttir: Missætti og morð (Murder and Differences)
Lýður Árnason: Svartir túlípanar (Black Tulips)
Ragnar Jónasson: Rof (Breach)
Sigurjón Pálsson: Blekking (Deception)
Sólveig Pálsdóttir: Leikarinn (The Actor)
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir: Kuldi (Cold)

 

2012

Sigurjón Pálsson: Klækir (Tricks)

Nominations:
Arnaldur Indriðason: Einvígið (The Duel)
Eyrún Ýr Tryggvadóttir: Ómynd (Deformed)
Óttar M. Norðfjörð: Lygarinn (The Liar)
Ragnar Jónasson: Myrknætti (Dark Night)
Sigrún Davíðsdóttir: Samhengi hlutanna (The Context of Things)
Stefán Máni: Feigð (Dying)
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir: Brakið (The Wreck)
Þorlákur Már Árnason: Litháinn (The Lithuanian)

2011

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir: Ég man þig (I Remember You)

Nominations:
Arnaldur Indriðason: Furðustrandir
Árni Þórarinsson: Morgunengill (Angel of the Morning)
Helgi Ingólfsson: Runukrossar
Lilja Sigurðardóttir: Fyrirgefning (Forgiveness)
Óskar Hrafn Þorvaldsson: Martröð millanna (The Millionaires' Nightmare)
Ragnar Jónasson: Snjóblinda (Snow-Blindness)
Þórunn Erlu Valdimarsdóttir: Mörg eru ljónsins eyru (The Lion Has Many Ears)
Ævar Örn Jósepsson: Önnur líf (Other Lives)

2010

Helgi Ingólfsson: Þegar kóngur kom (When the King Arrived)

Nominations:
Arnald Indriðason: Svörtuloft (Black Skies)
Elías Snæland Jónsson: Rúnagaldur (Rune Magic)
Eyrún Ýr Tryggvadóttir: Fimmta barnið (The Fifth Child)
Helgi Jónsson: Nektarmyndin (The Nude Picture)
Lilja Sigurðardóttir: Spor (Steps)
Ragnar Jónasson: Fölsk nóta (A False Note)
Stefán Máni: Hyldýpi (Abyss)
Viktor Arnar Ingólfsson: Sólstjakar (Sunna's Candlesticks)
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir: Horfðu á mig (Look at Me)

2009

Ævar Örn Jósepsson: Land tækifæranna (The Land of Opportunity)

Nominations:
Arnaldur Indriðason: Myrká (Dark River)
Árni Þórarinsson: Sjöundi sonurinn (The Seventh Son)
Eyrún Ýr Tryggvadóttir: Hvar er systir mín? (Where is My Sister?)
Gunnar Gunnarsson: Af mér er það helst að frétta 
Hallur Hallsson: Váfugl (Vulture's Lair)
Jón Hallur Stefánsson: Vargurinn
Stefán Máni: Ódáðahraun
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir: Auðnin (Veins of Ice)

2008

Arnaldur Indriðason: Harðskafi (Hypothermia)

Nominations:
Árni Þórarinsson: Dauði trúðsins (Death of the Clown)
Óttar Norðfjörð: Hnífur Abrahams (Abraham's Dagger)
Þorsteinn Gunnarsson: Ógn (Threat)
Þórunn Erlu-Valdimarsdóttir: Kalt blóð (Cold Blood)
Þráinn Bertelsson: Englar dauðans (Angels of Death)
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir: Aska (Ash)

2007

Stefán Máni: Skipið (The Ship)

Nominations:
Arnaldur Indriðason: Konungsbók (The King's Book)
Jökull Valsson: Skuldadagar (Days of Reckoning)
Steinar Bragi: Hið strórfenglega leyndarmál Heimsins (The Magnificent World Secret)
Stella Blómkvist: Morðið í Rockville (The Murder in Rockville)
Ævar Örn Jósepsson: Sá yðar sem syndlaus er (Him who is without sin among you)
Yrsa Sigurðardóttir: Sér grefur gröf (My Soul to Take)