Hardback The shadow killer / Arnaldur Indriðason ; translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb.
Publication year: 2018
Publisher: London : Harvill Secker,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781911215073 (hbk.) :
Reykjavík, August 1941. When a travelling salesman is found murdered in a basement flat, killed by a bullet from a Colt 45, the police initially suspect a member of the Allied occupation force. The British are in the process of handing over to the Americans and the streets are crawling with servicemen whose relations with the local women are a major cause for concern. Flóvent, Reykjavík's sole detective, is joined by the young military policeman Thorson, the son of Icelandic emigrants to Canada. Their investigation focuses on a family of German residents, the retired doctor Rudolf Lunden and his estranged son Felix, who is on the run, suspected of being a spy. Flóvent and Thorson race to solve the case before US Counterintelligence can take it out of their hands, amid rumours of a pending visit by Churchill.
Original title: Þýska húsið. English
356 pages ; 24 cm