Silence of the Grave

An Inspector Erlendur Novel

An Inspector Erlendur Series (Volume 2)

Arnaldur Indridason

Picador

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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 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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"[Indridason applies] his austere style to a crime of such emotional breadth and sociological complexity that it acquires the sweep and consequence of epic storytelling. . . . Inspector Erlendur is one of the most compassionate detectives to come this way in a long time."--The New York Times
 
"The best new series I've read this year comes from Iceland. Arnaldur Indridson is already an international literary phenom--and it's easy to see why. His novels are gripping, authentic, haunting, and lyrical. I can't wait for the next."--Harlan Coben, bestselling author of Promise Me

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Arnaldur Indridason

Arnaldur Indridason won the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel for both Jar City and Silence of the Grave. He lives in Reykjavík.

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Silence of the Grave
An Inspector Erlendur Novel
Arnaldur Indridason

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
Picador
August 2007
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312427320
ISBN10: 0312427328
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 304 pages, Includes two maps
$15.00

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
August 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429963435
ISBN10: 1429963433
304 pages, Includes two black-and-white maps
$9.99
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