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Jar City

A Reykjavík Thriller
Arnaldur Indriðason (Book - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Jar City introduces American readers to a new crime writer from Iceland whose work has created an international sensation. Arnaldur Indridason has been compared to such luminaries in the field as Henning Mankell, Georges Simenon, Per Wahloo and Maj Sjowall; everyone agrees that here is a world-class writer. When a lonely old man is found murdered in his Reykjavík flat, the only clues are a cryptic note left by the killer and a photograph of a young girl's grave. Inspector Erlendur, who heads the investigation team, discovers that many years ago the victim was accused, though not convicted, of an unsolved crime. Did the old man's past come back to haunt him? As the team of detectives reopen this very cold case, Inspector Erlendur uncovers secrets that are much larger than the murder of one old man--secrets that have been carefully guarded by many people for many years. As he follows a fascinating trail of unusual forensic evidence, Erlendur also confronts stubborn personal conflicts that reveal his own depth and complexity of character. Like all great crime fiction, Jar City is about much more than murder, and avid suspense fans are about to discover a first-rate writer who has already received rave reviews around the world.
Authors: Arnaldur Indriðason, 1961-
Uniform Title: Mýrin. English.
Title: Jar city
a Reykjavík thriller
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2005.
Edition: 1st American ed.
Characteristics: 274 p. :,maps ;,22 cm.
Notes: Translation into English originally published: London : Harvill Press, c2004.
Originally published under the title Mýrin: Iceland : Edda Pub., 2000.
Additional Contributors: Scudder, Bernard - 1954-2007
ISBN: 0312340702
9780312340704
0312426380
Statement of Responsibility: Arnaldur Indriðason ; translated from the Icelandic by Bernard Scudder
Subject Headings: Reykjavík (Iceland) Fiction. Cold cases (Criminal investigation) Fiction. Murder Investigation Fiction. Erlendur Sveinsson (Fictitious character) Fiction.
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction.
Topical Term: Cold cases (Criminal investigation)
Murder
Erlendur Sveinsson (Fictitious character)
LCCN: 2005048417
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