A man is found murdered in is Reykjavik flat. There are no obvious clues apart from a cryptic note left on the body and a photograph of a your girl's grave. Detective Erlendur is forced to use all the forensic resources available to find any leads at all. Delving into the dead man;s life, he... show more
A man is found murdered in is Reykjavik flat. There are no obvious clues apart from a cryptic note left on the body and a photograph of a your girl's grave. Detective Erlendur is forced to use all the forensic resources available to find any leads at all. Delving into the dead man;s life, he discovers that forty years ago he was accused of an appalling crime. Did his past come back to haunt him? Finally, Erlendur's search leads him to Iceland's Genetic Research Centre in order to find the diturbing answers to the mystery.
Publish date: May 5th 2005
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
, Scandinavian Literature
Series: Reykjavík Murder Mystery (#3)
What made this book enjoyable was how such an intricate web was spun throughout the novel giving the reader enough interest to keep reading. I was not sure what to expect from this book. Although I’ve heard good things about it I didn’t think I would be so engrossed and be flying through the pages t...
bookshelves: teh-brillianz, published-2000, mystery-thriller, iceland Read on November 14, 2010 Also known as Jar City, which is the name of the filmThe film before the book - okay, I'll reprimand myself later! A man is found murdered in his Reykjavik flat. There are no obvious clues apart fr...
Decent police procedural, good characterization and plot. Author uses the Icelandic location to create an almost noirish feel - very atmospheric, though the book lacks tension.
I've taken an interest to Iceland ever since I read Halldór Laxness. Seeing there are a few Icelandic authors in translation - or maybe they are indeed just a few - I wanted to explore this country through the detective novels of Arnaldur Indriðason, as well. Luckily, he gives some interesting insig...
I'm not precisely certain that I like Arnaldur Indriðason's Icelandic mysteries, but I certainly can't stop reading them! I enjoy the Icelandic setting, which feels very different from what I'm used to in the US (or in the British mysteries that I love.) Like many European novelists, Indriðason se...