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Silence of the grave
Arnaldur Indridason
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Summary: Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award Inspector Erlendur returns in this gripping Icelandic thriller When a skeleton is discovered half-buried in a construction site outside of Reykjavík, Inspector Erlendur finds himself knee-deep in both a crime scene and an archeological dig. Bone by bone, the body is unearthed, and the brutalizing history of a family who lived near the building site comes to light along with it. Was the skeleton a man or a woman, a victim or a killer, and is this a simple case of murder or a long-concealed act of justice? As Erlendur tries to crack this cold case, he must also save his drug-addicted daughter from self destruction and somehow glue his hopelessly fractured family back together. Like the chilly Nordic mysteries of Henning Mankell and Karen Fossum, Arnaldur Indridason delivers a stark police procedural full of humanity and pathos, a classic noir from a very cold place.


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main characters Erlendur Sveinsson
Male
Age: 50
Divorced
Finds himself in an archaeological dig when a skeleton is discovered in a construction site; tries to solve the cold case of the history of a family who lived near the building site; his drug-addicted daughter is in a coma after miscarrying her child.
Detective inspector

Sigurdur Oli
Male
Erlendur's partner.
Detective inspector



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