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Death at the Sanatorium

A Mystery

Author: Ragnar Jonasson

Death at the Sanatorium

Death at the Sanatorium

About This Book

Fresh off his career-changing standalone co-written with Icelandic PM, Reykjavík, #1 Icelandic bestseller Jonasson presents a riveting new thriller spinoff from The Darkness,...

Page Count
320
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On Sale
09/10/2024

Book Details

Fresh off his career-changing standalone co-written with Icelandic PM, Reykjavík, #1 Icelandic bestseller Jonasson presents a riveting new thriller spinoff from The Darkness, soon to be a TV series.

1983

At a former sanatorium in the north of Iceland, now a hospital ward, an old nurse, Yrsa, is found murdered. Detective Hulda Hermannsdottir and her boss, Sverrir, are sent to investigate her death. There, they discover five suspects: the chief physician, two junior nurses, a young doctor, and the caretaker, who is arrested following false testimony from one of the nurses, but subsequently released.

Less than a week after the murder, the chief physician, is also found dead, having apparently fallen from a balcony. Sverrir, rules his death as suicide and assumes that he was guilty of the murder as well. The case is closed.

2012

Almost thirty years later, Helgi Reykdal, a young police officer, has been studying criminology in the UK, but decides to return to Iceland when he is offered a job at the Reykjavik police department—the job which detective Hulda Hermannsdottir is about to retire from.

He is also a collector of golden age detective stories, and is writing his thesis on the 1983 murders in the north. As Helgi delves deeper into the past, and starts his new job, he decides to try to meet with the original suspects. But soon he finds silence and suspicion at every turn, as he tries to finally solve the mystery from years before.

Imprint Publisher

Minotaur Books

ISBN

9781250770769

In The News

“Excellent . . . Highly recommended for a large swath of crime-fiction readers.”—First Clue

“Ragnar Jónasson . . . He’s a great writer.”—Harlan Coben

“[This is Ragnar Jónasson] at the top of his game”—Mike Lupica

“I can not recommend the new [Ragnar Jónasson] enough.”—Regina Rosenfeld

“Genius at work!”—David Walliams

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Death at the Sanatorium

Death at the Sanatorium