9780312427320

Silence of the Grave An Inspector Erlendur Novel

  • ISBN 13:

    9780312427320

  • ISBN 10:

    0312427328

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 08/21/2007
  • Publisher: Picador

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Summary

Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award Inspector Erlendur returns in this gripping Icelandic thriller When a skeleton is discovered half-buried in a construction site outside of Reykjavík, Inspector Erlendur finds himself knee-deep in both a crime scene and an archeological dig. Bone by bone, the body is unearthed, and the brutalizing history of a family who lived near the building site comes to light along with it. Was the skeleton a man or a woman, a victim or a killer, and is this a simple case of murder or a long-concealed act of justice? As Erlendur tries to crack this cold case, he must also save his drug-addicted daughter from self destruction and somehow glue his hopelessly fractured family back together. Like the chilly Nordic mysteries of Henning Mankell and Karen Fossum, Arnaldur Indridason delivers a stark police procedural full of humanity and pathos, a classic noir from a very cold place.

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