A deeply compassionate story of old crimes and their consequences, The Shadow District is the first in a thrilling new series by internationally bestselling author Arnaldur Indridason.
In wartime Reykjavik, Iceland, a young woman is found strangled in 'the shadow district', a rough and dangerous area of the city. An Icelandic detective and a member of the American military police are on the trail of a brutal killer.
A 90-year-old man is discovered dead on his bed, smothered with his own pillow. Konrad, a former detective now bored with retirement, finds newspaper cuttings reporting the WWII shadow district murder in the dead man’s home. It’s a crime that Konrad remembers, having grown up in the same neighborhood.
A MISSING LINK
Why, after all this time, would an old crime resurface? Did the police arrest the wrong man? Will Konrad's link to the past help him solve the case and finally lay the ghosts of WWII Reykjavik to rest?
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I want to visit Iceland
This was my first time reading an Indridason novel, and while a deviation from what I normally read (Flynn, Clancy, Coes, etc), I found myself engrossed in the language, idioms and mental pictures painted by the author. I also found myself using Google Images to view the areas he discussed. I was drawn into the authors ability to visually describe the beautiful landscapes and towns. I now have a desire to visit Iceland! Indridason is also a master storyteller and a wonderful suspense writer. Well worth the time!!
Another terrific Icelandic Mystery.....
..... by an exceptional author. He paints an Icelandic landscape and fills it with rich characters involved in suspenseful mysteries. Eager to get caught up in the next mystery of this new series....
The writing stays the same. But the plot resolution is quite dominated by the intent to please. Fame and fortune are not always fortunate for writers