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Silence of the Grave - Bernard Scudder, Arnaldur Indriðason
Silence of the Grave
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 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... show more
 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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312427320 (0312427328)
ASIN: 312427328
Publisher: Picador
Pages no: 293
Edition language: English
Series: Reykjavík Murder Mystery (#4)
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Emamemi
Emamemi rated it
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...
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so many books, so little time rated it
4.0 Silence of the Grave
The kind of compelling character-based crime novel I have to stay up all night to finish. Terse and restrained.
Datepalm
Datepalm rated it
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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4.0 Silence of the Grave (Reykjavik Murder Mysteries, No. 2)
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4.0 Silence of the Grave (Reykjavik Murder Mysteries, No. 2)
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