Delving into a murdered man's life, Detective Erlendur discovers that forty years ago he was accused of an appalling crime. Did his past come back to haunt him? Erlendur uses all... Read more
Delving into a murdered man's life, Detective Erlendur discovers that forty years ago he was accused of an appalling crime. Did his past come back to haunt him? Erlendur uses all the forensic sources available including Iceland's Genetic Research Centre in order to find the answers.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Tainted Blood Paperback edition by Arnaldur Indridason
Arnaldur Indridason was born in 1961, the son of an Icelandic author. Having worked for many years as a journalist and reviewer for an Icelandic newspaper, he began writing novels. He won the Nordic Crime Novel Award for Tainted Blood (originally published in the UK under the title Jar City) and, in the following year, for its sequel, Silence of the Grave. Tainted Blood is his first novel to be translated into English.
Whilst Erlendur struggles to hold together the crumbling fragments of his own family, his case unearths many other tales of family pain. The hills have more than one tragic story to tell: tales of failed relationships and heartbreak; of family loyalty and family shame.
LONGLISTED FOR THE CWA INTERNATIONAL DAGGER 2018The first instalment in the thrilling new crime series from worldwide bestseller Arnaldur IndridasonTHE PASTIn wartime Reykjavik, a young woman is found strangled in a dangerous area known as `the shadow district'.
A man is found murdered in his Reykjavik flat. As Erlendur struggles to build a relationship with his unhappy daughter, his investigation takes him to Iceland's Genetic Research Centre, where he uncovers disturbing secrets that are even darker than the murder of an old man.
Detective Erlendur returns - for the last time A young woman walks into the frozen fjords of Iceland, never to be seen again. But as Erlendur uncovers a story about the limits of human endurance, he realises that many people would prefer their crimes to stay buried.
THE LIVINGErlendur has recently joined the police force as a young officer and immediately sinks into the darkness of Reykjavik's underworld.'One of the most accomplished series of detective novels in modern crime fiction' - Sunday Times'An international literary phenomenon - and it's easy to see why.
A REYKJAVIK MURDER MYSTERY.It is a few days before Christmas and a Reykjavik doorman and occasional Santa Claus, Gudlauger, has been found stabbed to death in his hotel room in a sexually compromising position. It soon becomes apparent that both staff and guests have something to hide, but it is the dead man who has the most shocking secret.
Steam rises from the water and as it clears, a body is revealed in the ghostly light. A sickening thud is heard as a man's body falls from a high platform.THE SEARCHERErlendur Sveinsson is a newly promoted detective with a battered body, a rogue CIA operative and America's troublesome presence in Iceland to contend with.
A dark-skinned young boy is found dead, frozen to the ground in a pool of his own blood.Detective Erlendur's investigation soon unearths the tension simmering beneath the surface of Iceland's outwardly liberal, multi-cultural society while the murder forces Erlendur to confront the tragedy in his own past.
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