Travel Again: Iceland Is Open and Author of an Award-Winning Icelandic Thriller Is a Tour Guide

May 07 02:15 2021
Sara Winokur’s DOUBLE BLIND: The Icelandic Manuscript Murders Is a Must-Read for Anybody who Plans to Explore this Nordic Country.

Los Angeles, California – For US vaccinated citizens who miss traveling to Europe and are ready to embark on their next adventure, Iceland is one of the few available destinations. Author and world-traveler Sara Winokur depicts Iceland vividly in her award-winning mystery thriller, DOUBLE BLIND: The Icelandic Manuscript Murders. The book, praised by Kirkus Review as “a riveting mystery tale with a compelling lead character”, dives deep into the culture, history, food, genetics, Viking settlements, and gorgeous landscapes of the Land of Fire and Ice.

As the world opens for travel again, and people wait to embark on their next vacation, a book like Double Blind is the escapism needed. Winokur is a geneticist and has researched diseases like Huntington’s disease and muscular dystrophy. Her unique blend of expertise means she is able to weave all these insights into her writing to captivate readers and adventure-seekers.

“I’ve been to Iceland many times and enjoyed each and every adventure there. Now that we can travel again, I hope my novel will inspire readers to travel and discover with their own eyes the rich culture and surreal landscape of this land,” says Sara Winokur, who was once given a pair of mittens by the first lady of Iceland.

DOUBLE BLIND: The Icelandic Manuscript Murders is an intense, bone-chilling crime thriller that will keep readers at the edge of their seats from page one. A young boy disappears in the chill of North Iceland. Twenty years later, a mysterious poem lands on the desk of his twin sister Brynja, a forensic geneticist who uses Iceland’s DNA database to solve crimes, rekindling hope her brother might be alive. As Brynja unravels clues, more poems arrive, each bearing dire consequences for those who receive them, from the local pastor, the prime minister’s secretary, to the guard of the medieval manuscript of Icelandic sagas may hold the answer.

DOUBLE BLIND: The Icelandic Manuscript Murders is available in paperback and digital format on Amazon and other major retailers.

ISBN: 978-1733452809

Price: $12.99 

About the Author:

Sara Winokur is an author, geneticist, and researcher and author. She has a master’s degree in cytogenetics and a Ph.D. in molecular genetics. Her research helped identify mutations underlying muscular dystrophy, Huntington’s disease, dwarfism, and a rare craniofacial syndrome. She continues to work as a consultant on potential therapies for genetic disease.

Sara is also a world-traveler and has visited all seven continents. Iceland is one of her favorite destinations. An ovarian cancer “thriver,” she resides in Southern California. She can be found at, and on the social media platforms Instagram sara_winokur and Facebook Sara Winokur, Author.

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