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Publisher Comments:

A brilliant new mystery from the winner of the CWA Gold Dagger and Indridason's best book yet.

In the wake of an earthquake, the water level of an Icelandic lake drops suddenly, revealing the skeleton of a man half-buried in its sandy bed. It is clear immediately that it has been there for many years. There is a large hole in the skull. Yet more mysteriously, a heavy communication device is attached to it, possibly some sort of radio transmitter, bearing inscriptions in Russian.                                                                    

The police are called in and Erlendur, Elinborg and Sigurdur Olii begin their investigation, which gradually leads them back to the time of the Cold War when bright, left-wing students would be sent from Iceland to study in the 'heavenly state' of Communist East Germany.

The Draining Lake is another remarkable Indridason mystery about passions and shattered dreams, the fate of the missing and the grief of those left behind.

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About the Author

Arnaldur Indridason worked for many years as a journalist and critic before writing novels. Outside Iceland, he is best known for his crime novels featuring Erlendur and Sigurdur Oli, which are consistent bestsellers. The series has won numerous awards, including the Nordic Glass Key, and the CWA Gold Dagger (for Silence of the Grave).

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780099494140
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Author:
Indridason, Arnaldur
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20080902
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7 x 4.3 x .85 in .4375 lb

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