LONGLISTED FOR THE CWA INTERNATIONAL DAGGER 2018
The first instalment in the thrilling new crime series from worldwide bestseller Arnaldur Indridason
In wartime ReykjavYk, a young woman is found strangled in a dangerous area known as 'the shadow district'. An Icelandic detective and a member of the American military police are on the trail of a brutal killer.
An elderly man is discovered dead on his bed, smothered with his own pillow. KonrBd, a retired detective, finds old newspaper cuttings in the man's home reporting the shadow district murder. It's a crime KonrBd remembers, having grown up in the same neighbourhood.
A MISSING LINK
Why, after all this time, would an old crime resurface? How are these events connected across the decades? And will KonrBd's link to the past help him solve the case and finally lay the ghosts of wartime ReykjavYk to rest?
'Arnaldur Indridason introduces a new heroa Beautifully told'
'An international literary phenomenon'
Arnaldur Indridason worked for many years as a journalist and critic before he began writing novels. His books have since sold over 12 million copies worldwide. Outside Iceland, he is best known for his crime novels featuring Erlendur and Sigurdur gli, which are consistent bestsellers across Europe. The series has won numerous awards, including the Nordic Glass Key and the CWA Gold Dagger.