Hardback The shadow district / Arnaldur Indriðason ; translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb.
Publication year: 2017
Publisher: London : Harvill Secker,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781911215059 (hbk.) :
Translated from the Icelandic.
"A Reykjavík wartime mystery"--Front cover.
A 90-year-old man is found dead in his bed, smothered with his own pillow. On his desk the police find newspaper cuttings about a murder case dating from the Second World War, when a young woman was found strangled behind Reykjavík's National Theatre. Konrád, a former detective, is bored with retirement and remembers the crime. He grew up in 'the shadow district', a rough neighbourhood bordered by the National Theatre and an abattoir. Why would someone be interested in that crime now? He starts his own unofficial enquiry. Alternating between Konrád's investigation and the original police inquiry, we discover that two girls had been attacked in oddly similar circumstances. Did the police arrest the wrong man? How are these cases linked across the decades? And who is the old man?
Original title: Skuggasund. English
344 pages ; 24 cm