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Synopsis:

A Nabokovian goof on Agatha Christie, a madcap mystery in the deceptive tradition of "The Crying of Lot 49, Pale Fire" meets "The Da Vinci Code." "Icelander" is the debut novel from a brilliant new mind, an intricate, giddy romp steeped equally in Icelandic lore and pulpy intrigue. When Our Heroine's dear friend is found murdered, it's an obvious job for her mother, a legendary crime-solver and evil-thwarter. But her mother is dead, and Our Heroine has no interest in inheriting the business, or being chased through a sewer, or listening to skaldic karoake, or fleeing the inhuman Refusirkir, or — But Evil has no interest in her interests, and thus: adventure ensues.

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Icelander is the debut novel from a brilliant new mind, an intricate, giddy romp steeped equally in Nordic lore and pulpy intrigue. When Shirley MacGuffin is found murdered one day prior to the annual town celebration in remembrance of Our Heroines mother –– the legendary crime-stopper and evil-thwarter Emily Bean –– everyone expects Our Heroine to follow in her mothers footsteps and solve the case. She, however, has no interest in inheriting the family business, or being chased through steam-tunnels, or listening to skaldic karaoke, or fleeing the inhuman Refurserkir. But evil has no interest in her lack of interest. A Nabokovian goof on Agatha Christie, a madcap mystery that is part The Third Policeman and part The Da Vinci Code, The Icelander is one thing above all else: a true original.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802143204
Author:
Long, Dustin
Publisher:
Grove Press
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Humorous fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20070631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.25 x 5 in 8.5 oz

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Product details 240 pages Grove Press - English 9780802143204 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A Nabokovian goof on Agatha Christie, a madcap mystery in the deceptive tradition of "The Crying of Lot 49, Pale Fire" meets "The Da Vinci Code." "Icelander" is the debut novel from a brilliant new mind, an intricate, giddy romp steeped equally in Icelandic lore and pulpy intrigue. When Our Heroine's dear friend is found murdered, it's an obvious job for her mother, a legendary crime-solver and evil-thwarter. But her mother is dead, and Our Heroine has no interest in inheriting the business, or being chased through a sewer, or listening to skaldic karoake, or fleeing the inhuman Refusirkir, or — But Evil has no interest in her interests, and thus: adventure ensues.
"Synopsis" by ,
Icelander is the debut novel from a brilliant new mind, an intricate, giddy romp steeped equally in Nordic lore and pulpy intrigue. When Shirley MacGuffin is found murdered one day prior to the annual town celebration in remembrance of Our Heroines mother –– the legendary crime-stopper and evil-thwarter Emily Bean –– everyone expects Our Heroine to follow in her mothers footsteps and solve the case. She, however, has no interest in inheriting the family business, or being chased through steam-tunnels, or listening to skaldic karaoke, or fleeing the inhuman Refurserkir. But evil has no interest in her lack of interest. A Nabokovian goof on Agatha Christie, a madcap mystery that is part The Third Policeman and part The Da Vinci Code, The Icelander is one thing above all else: a true original.
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