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Edward Weinman releases his second novel "Snowblind" on January 20

Edward Weinman has releases his second Novel,  "Snowblind" via Knick Knack Records on January 20, 2015.   

About "Snowblind":
Iceland was once the pride of Europe—a strong economy, beautiful people, supposedly one of the happiest nations on Earth. Then it went bankrupt. Snowblind examines Iceland at exactly this moment, detailing what happens when a drug deal turns sour. At the heart of the novel lies the fragile relationship between Jón, a morally confused banker, and his estranged brother Palli. As winter suffocates them with 20 hours of darkness, the brothers find themselves on the run from Gummi, Iceland’s only true homicide detective. As they crisscross Iceland, the torturous chase unearths a bewitching country, unforgiving terrain and spiritual darkness that leads to murder

About Edward Weinman:
He spent nearly one fourth of his life as an expat on Iceland, enduring many long, dark, cold, windy, gray winters. But he made it out alive, without kids and having suffered only one nervous breakdown.

His debut thriller, "The Ring Road," (released in 2013) was born out of his life in Reykjavik where he was based as a travel writer. His journalism has been picked up by The Associated Press and The Sunday Times of London, among others. Edward co-wrote the film "A Little Trip to Heaven" with director Baltasar Kormakur. Little Trip, a psychological thriller starring Forest Whitaker, Jeremy Renner and Julia Stiles, screened at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. Edward earned his MFA in writing, literature and publishing from Emerson College in Boston. He has eight brothers and three sisters. 

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Welcome to the world of book publishing Knick Knack Records.

The Seattle indie label has published its first novel, The Ring Road, a Scando-crime thriller by Edward Weinman.

The Ring Road is set in Iceland after a glacial volcano awakens with a series of eruptions, ensnaring ex-cop Hobson in a bizarre murder investigation involving a road-weary homicide detective, a brutal pimp and a homicidal sheep farmer.

Weinman co-wrote the feature film A Little Trip to Heaven, starring Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker, two-time Oscar-nominee Jeremy Renner and Julia Stiles.  A Little Trip to Heaven screened at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. 

The itinerant author described his novel as: “A volcanic eruption. An American tourist trapped in Iceland’s unforgiving landscape. A killer on the loose. Just a normal weekend at 66 Degrees North.”

“I can’t think of a better publisher than Knick Knack Records. The label puts out music with an edge. It has indie cred. The Ring Road’s blend of dark fantasy and irreverent tone not only mirrors Knick Knack’s musicians, but also Seattle’s gray, wet winters.

Knick Knack Records is known for publishing some of Seattle’s top indie bands, artists like The Foghorns, GravelRoad, Mystery Ship, Half Light, Proud Wonderful Me and Lonesome Shack.

The Ring Road is the first novel in the 66 Degrees North series.

Weinman’s second novel, Snowblind, about a drug-deal gone sour set in the days before Iceland’s financial collapse, is forthcoming in early 2014.

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