Synopses & Reviews
When a lonely old man is
found dead 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 discovers that many years ago the victim was accused, but not
convicted, of an unsolved crime, a rape. Did the old man's past come
back to haunt him? As Erlendur reopens this very cold case, he follows a
trail of unusual forensic evidence, uncovering secrets that are much
larger than the murder of one old man.
"Fan[s] of mystery in general and Henning Mankell and Karin Fossum can only exult." Library Journal
"A powerful, psychologically acute procedural drama." Booklist
"The author's American debut,
winner of the 2002 Nordic Crime Novel Award, is a model puzzle
presented with clarity and crisp economy." Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Arnaldur Indriðason won the CWA Gold Dagger Award for
Silence of the Grave and is the only author to win the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel two years in a row, for
Jar City and
Silence of the Grave.
Strange Shores was nominated for the 2014 CWA Gold Dagger Award.