The Draining Lake (Reykjavik Murder Mysteries 4)
Publish date: 2007-09-25
Publisher: Harvill Secker
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
I had read somewhere that Iceland has the highest ratio of number of books read per person than any other country in the world and also that every 1 of 10 Icelanders go on to become a writer or a poet. I seriously don't know whether that is true or not but it seriously itched me to read something fr...
An earthquake near an Icelandic lake causes part of the lake to drain and a skeleton is discovered attached to some Soviet listening devices, presumably dating from the Cold War.. Detective Erlendur Sveinsson (The Jar City) has his own problems with a daughter constantly getting into trouble, a so...
An interesting outing from a new-to-me author, but I can't say I cared much for any of the characters, less for the disillusioned-communist backstory, and it wasn't much of a whodunnit - we know almost from the start who dunnit, and the list of possible who-was-dids is small. So, I'd try another boo...
I'm reading the Swedish translation which seems a little clunky but that could be because it's following the Icelandic.
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