Indridason, Arnaldur The Draining Lake

ISBN 13: 9780099494140

The Draining Lake

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9780099494140: The Draining Lake

A brilliant new mystery from the winner of the CWA Gold Dagger and Indridason's best book yet.

In the wake of an earthquake, the water level of an Icelandic lake drops suddenly, revealing the skeleton of a man half-buried in its sandy bed. It is clear immediately that it has been there for many years. There is a large hole in the skull. Yet more mysteriously, a heavy communication device is attached to it, possibly some sort of radio transmitter, bearing inscriptions in Russian.                                                                    

The police are called in and Erlendur, Elinborg and Sigurdur Olii begin their investigation, which gradually leads them back to the time of the Cold War when bright, left-wing students would be sent from Iceland to study in the 'heavenly state' of Communist East Germany.

The Draining Lake is another remarkable Indridason mystery about passions and shattered dreams, the fate of the missing and the grief of those left behind.

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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.

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Indridason, Arnaldur
Published by Vintage Books (2008)
ISBN 10: 0099494140 ISBN 13: 9780099494140
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Book Description Vintage Books, 2008. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0099494140

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