Silence of the Grave
Publish date: October 7th 2010
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Mystery Thriller
, Scandinavian Literature
Series: Reykjavík Murder Mystery (#4)
***Spoilers you have been warned*** I loved Jar City because of the dark bleak mood setting that’s described in Erlandur’s world. This one proves to be just the same. Coupled with a well written mystery that goes back into the past, this one lived up to the previous. The book goes back and forth...
When I was a teenager, I was a big fan of detective novels, to the effect that I was contemplating the possibility of joining the Police force. I was even conducting my own investigations. When I was around 14, I liked a boy from church who was older than me. I found out his name, where he lived, th...
The kind of compelling character-based crime novel I have to stay up all night to finish. Terse and restrained.
In this book everything is extremely awful all the time except very very rarely when it slightly isn't. A cold case mystery set in Reykjavik, it unfolds at a nice, brisk pace. The characterizations too sometimes seem almost blunt, laid out in this kind of stripped, businesslike manner. The prose is ...
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