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Silence of the Grave

An Inspector Erlendur Novel

An Inspector Erlendur Series

Arnaldur Indridason

Picador

 
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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Praise for Silence of the Grave

"[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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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • 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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    Arnaldur Indridason
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Silence of the Grave

An Inspector Erlendur Novel

An Inspector Erlendur Series

Arnaldur Indridason

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