by Arnaldur Indridason | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0312610599 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winggypsysmomwing of Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on 1/1/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by winggypsysmomwing from Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Thursday, January 01, 2015
Purchased this book and two others by the same author at Uncle Edgar's Mystery Bookstore in Minneapolis.

Journal Entry 2 by winggypsysmomwing at Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada on Thursday, May 16, 2019
Another excellent book from this Icelandic writer. Indridason doesn't paint a very pretty picture of Reykjavic and Iceland but it is probably more realistic than the tourist brochures.

Detective Erlendur of the Reykjavic police force isn't very busy when a call comes in about a woman's body being found in a cottage on a lake outside of Reykjavic. Maria lived in the capital with her husband Baldvin, a medical doctor. It fell to Erlendur to notify Baldvin of Maria's death and that it appeared she had committed suicide. A few days later a friend of Maria's came to Erlendur with some concerns about the death; she had actually found Maria's body and she was having trouble believing Maria would commit suicide. She gave Erlendur a tape of a session Maria had with a medium. Maria had been obsessed with life after death, particularly since the death of her mother two years earlier. The friend wondered if this obsession had something to do with her death. Since Erlendur didn't have much on his plate at the time he started nosing around, asking questions of Maria and Baldvin's friends and acquaintances. This part of the investigation reminded me so much of the Columbo TV series as Erlendur kept rooting out more and more information. At the same time Erlendur was also looking at two cold cases of young people who had disappeared 30 years ago. The father of a young boy who went missing without a trace is near to death and Erlendur would like to solve the disappearance before he dies. Missing children is a cause close to Erlendur's heart since his own brother disappeared in a blizzard when he was young. No trace was ever found of him but Erlendur thinks of him every day and has been searching ever since. Only Erlendur's daughter, Eva Lind, knows about Erlendur's missing brother. Erlendur left his wife when Eva and her brother Sindri were very young and only recently has Erlendur been able to have any kind of a relationship with his children. The knowledge about Erlendur's missing brother seems to have gone some way to heal the rift between them.

As Erlendur accumulates more and more information about all of these cases a picture starts to emerge and the title is a clue to solving all of them. Quite captivating.

Journal Entry 3 by winggypsysmomwing at 711 at hwy intersection in Taber, Alberta Canada on Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Released 2 mos ago (8/14/2019 UTC) at 711 at hwy intersection in Taber, Alberta Canada


I left this book on top of one of the gas pumps. This release is for the 2019 52 Towns in 52 weeks release challenge - Town #12 and for the One Word Release Challenge.

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