Silence of the Grave: A Reykjavik Murder Mystery

3.94 avg rating
( 11,309 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9780099548553: Silence of the Grave: A Reykjavik Murder Mystery

Downtrodden detective Erlendur and his team must once again investigate Reykjavík's hidden past to unravel a case of human nastiness. Alive with tension and atmosphere and disturbingly real, this is an outstanding continuation of the Reykjavík Murder Mysteries.

Building work in an expanding Reykjavík uncovers a shallow grave. Years before, this part of the city was all open hills, and Erlendur and his team hope this is a typical Icelandic missing person scenario; perhaps someone once lost in the snow, who has lain peacefully buried for decades. Things are never that simple. 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 anger, domestic violence and fear; of family loyalty and family shame. Few people are still alive who can tell the story, but even secrets taken to the grave cannot remain hidden forever.


From the Paperback edition.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

Silence of the Grave Winner of the CWA Golden Dagger Award
Translated from the Icelandic by Bernard Scudder
 
Praise for Indridason’s previous novel featuring Inspector Erlendur Sveinsson, Jar City
 
“Classic mystery fiction, both compassionate and thrilling. Indridason is about to become one of the brightest stars in the genre’s dark skies.”
- John Connolly, author of Dark Hollow
 
“A great crime novel . . . excellent.”
- The Baltimore Sun
 
“Riveting. Look for Indridason to appear on critics’ shortlists for best new author, best mystery novel, and so forth.”
- BookPage
 
“Fans of mystery in general and Henning Mankell and Karin Fossum can only exult.”
- Library Journal (starred review)
“No wonder Arnaldur Indridason won so many awards. He’s a great storyteller, and American readers will overwhelmingly agree.”
- C. J. Box, Anthony Award-winning author of Out of Range
 
“Reminiscent of Simenon.”
- Reginald Hill, author of Dialogues of the Dead
 
“Gripping. . . . There is a Ross Macdonald element to all this . . . recalls Madeleine Nabb and Donna Leon.”
- Booklist

About the Author:

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.


From the Paperback edition.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Indridason, Arnaldur
ISBN 10: 0099548550 ISBN 13: 9780099548553
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97800995485530000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 7.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Indridason, Arnaldur
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (2010)
ISBN 10: 0099548550 ISBN 13: 9780099548553
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 194 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Building work in an expanding Reykjavik uncovers a shallow grave. Years before, this part of the city was all open hills, and Erlendur and his team hope this is a typical Icelandic missing person scenario; perhaps someone once lost in the snow, who has lain peacefully buried for decades. Things are never that simple. 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 anger, domestic violence and fear; of family loyalty and family shame. Few people are still alive who can tell the story, but even secrets taken to the grave cannot remain hidden forever.It is the winner of the CWA Gold Dagger. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099548553

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Indridason, Arnaldur
Published by Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom (2010)
ISBN 10: 0099548550 ISBN 13: 9780099548553
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 194 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Building work in an expanding Reykjavik uncovers a shallow grave. Years before, this part of the city was all open hills, and Erlendur and his team hope this is a typical Icelandic missing person scenario; perhaps someone once lost in the snow, who has lain peacefully buried for decades. Things are never that simple. 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 anger, domestic violence and fear; of family loyalty and family shame. Few people are still alive who can tell the story, but even secrets taken to the grave cannot remain hidden forever.It is the winner of the CWA Gold Dagger. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780099548553

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Indridason, Arnaldur
ISBN 10: 0099548550 ISBN 13: 9780099548553
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 129mm x 198mm x 19mm. Paperback. Building work in an expanding Reykjavik uncovers a shallow grave. Years before, this part of the city was all open hills, and Erlendur and his team hope this is a typical Icelandic missing.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 304 pages. 0.217. Bookseller Inventory # 9780099548553

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Indridason, Arnaldur
Published by Vintage 2010-10-07 (2010)
ISBN 10: 0099548550 ISBN 13: 9780099548553
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage 2010-10-07, 2010. Book Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-00640647

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.77
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Indridason, Arnaldur
Published by Vintage Publishing
ISBN 10: 0099548550 ISBN 13: 9780099548553
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage Publishing. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Silence of the Grave, Arnaldur Indridason, Bernard Scudder, Building work in an expanding Reykjavik uncovers a shallow grave. Years before, this part of the city was all open hills, and Erlendur and his team hope this is a typical Icelandic missing person scenario; perhaps someone once lost in the snow, who has lain peacefully buried for decades. Things are never that simple. 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 anger, domestic violence and fear; of family loyalty and family shame. Few people are still alive who can tell the story, but even secrets taken to the grave cannot remain hidden forever.It is the winner of the CWA Gold Dagger. Bookseller Inventory # B9780099548553

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 5.70
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.43
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Indridason, Arnaldur
Published by Vintage (2010)
ISBN 10: 0099548550 ISBN 13: 9780099548553
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage, 2010. Book Condition: New. Building work in an expanding Reykjavik uncovers a shallow grave. Years before, this part of the city was all open hills, and Erlendur and his team hope this is a typical Icelandic missing person scenario; perhaps someone once lost in the snow, who has lain peacefully buried for decades. Things are never that simple. Translator(s): Scudder, Bernard. Num Pages: 304 pages. BIC Classification: FF; FYT. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 133 x 17. Weight in Grams: 222. . 2010. Paperback. . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780099548553

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Indridason, Arnaldur
Published by Vintage
ISBN 10: 0099548550 ISBN 13: 9780099548553
New Softcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Vintage. Book Condition: New. Building work in an expanding Reykjavik uncovers a shallow grave. Years before, this part of the city was all open hills, and Erlendur and his team hope this is a typical Icelandic missing person scenario; perhaps someone once lost in the snow, who has lain peacefully buried for decades. Things are never that simple. Translator(s): Scudder, Bernard. Num Pages: 304 pages. BIC Classification: FF; FYT. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 133 x 17. Weight in Grams: 222. . 2010. Paperback. . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780099548553

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.44
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Indridason, Arnaldur
ISBN 10: 0099548550 ISBN 13: 9780099548553
New Paperback Quantity Available: 13
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Not Signed; Building work in an expanding Reykjavik uncovers a shallow grave. Years before, this part of the city was all open hills, and Erlendur and his team hope this is a typical Icelandic missing person scenario; perhaps someone once lost in the snow, who has lain peacefully buried for decades. Things are. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9780099548553_rkm

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 9.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.18
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Indridason, Arnaldur
ISBN 10: 0099548550 ISBN 13: 9780099548553
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0099548550. Bookseller Inventory # ST0099548550

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 14.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book