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Last Rituals - Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Bernard Scudder
Last Rituals
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At a university in Reykjavík, the body of a young German student is discovered, his eyes cut out and strange symbols carved into his chest. Police waste no time in making an arrest, but the victim's family isn't convinced that the right man is in custody. They ask Thóra Gudmundsdóttir, an... show more
At a university in Reykjavík, the body of a young German student is discovered, his eyes cut out and strange symbols carved into his chest. Police waste no time in making an arrest, but the victim's family isn't convinced that the right man is in custody. They ask Thóra Gudmundsdóttir, an attorney and single mother of two, to investigate. It isn't long before Thóra and her associate, Matthew Reich, uncover the deceased student's obsession with Iceland's grisly history of torture, execution, and witch hunts. But there are very contemporary horrors hidden in the long, cold shadow of dark traditions. And for two suddenly endangered investigators, nothing is quite what it seems . . . and no one can be trusted.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780061143366 (0061143367)
Publisher: William Morrow
Pages no: 314
Edition language: English
Series: Þóra Guðmundsdóttir (#1)
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NiWa
NiWa rated it
4.0 Ein Island-Krimi
Ein deutscher Student wird an der Universität in Reykjavik ermordet aufgefunden. Der junge Mann wurde erwürgt und ein mysteriöses Symbol wurde in seine Haut geritzt. Seine Eltern sind allerdings mit dem Vorgehen der Polizei unzufrieden und daher wird die Rechtsanwältin Dóra Gudmundsdóttir mit dem Fa...
DanySpike
DanySpike rated it
2.5 Last Rituals - Yrsa Sigurdardóttir
I'm torn between 2.5 and 3 stars. The mystery was well developed and interesting, but I hated the main character, Thora. What a childish, immature, stupid woman. I understand that not all MC can be super smart but she is so stupid it makes you want to hit her. Her 6-year-old daughter tells her that ...
XLeptodactylous
XLeptodactylous rated it
0.0 Last Rituals
Yes, but Kindle.
To Shoot or Not to Shoot
To Shoot or Not to Shoot rated it
3.0 Last Rituals
Relaxing in a bloody sort of way. Reminded me a bit of the Cadfael books the way the main characters ambled around the countryside - perhaps also the medieval references although a few hundred years later, brought the Cadfael murders to mind. Unlike many of the modern icelandic murder books leaves y...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.5 Last Rituals (Þóra Guðmundsdóttir #1) by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir
bookshelves: hardback, iceland, mystery-thriller, one-penny-wonder, paper-read, tbr-busting-2012, translation, library-in-norway, published-2005, autumn-2012, witches-and-wizards Read from October 09 to 14, 2012 Officially Withdrawn From Stock: Kensington & Chelsea Libraries & Arts ServiceFor Sal...
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