Thora Gudmundsdottir is the central character in a series of Scandinavian crime fiction novels by Icelandic novelist Yrsa Sigurdardottir. The series is set in the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik and a follows single mother Thora Gudmundsdottir’s career working as a lawyer.


Yrsa Sigurdardottir is an Icelandic author of crime fiction and children’s books. She is the author of the Thora Gudmundsdottir series. Apart from being a novelist, Yrsa has also worked as a civil engineer. She is married with two children.