Jar City: A Reykjavi­k Thriller

By Arnaldur Indridason

From Gold Dagger Award--winning writer Arnaldur Indridason comes a Reykjavík mystery introducing Inspector Erlendur

When a lonely previous guy is located useless in his Reykjavík flat, the single clues are a cryptic be aware left by way of the killer and a photo of a tender girl's grave. Inspector Erlendur discovers that a long time in the past the sufferer was once accused, yet now not convicted, of an unsolved crime, a rape. Did the previous man's prior get back to hang-out him? As Erlendur reopens this very chilly case, he follows a path of bizarre forensic proof, uncovering secrets and techniques which are a lot better than the homicide of 1 previous man.

An foreign sensation, the Inspector Erlendur sequence has offered greater than million copies worldwide.

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Why did you exhume the lady? ” “Maybe it was once a mistake,” Erlendur sighed. “Maybe the complete case is one vast mistake. ” 23 Elínborg situated Klara, Grétar’s sister. Her look for Holberg’s different sufferer, the Húsavík girl as Erlendur known as her, had produced no effects. all of the ladies she had approached confirmed an identical response: huge, immense and actual shock by means of this kind of zealous curiosity that Elínborg needed to use each trick within the booklet to prevent gifting away any information of the case. She knew that irrespective of how a lot she and the opposite policemen who have been trying to find the girl emphasized that it was once a delicate case and never to be mentioned with someone, that wouldn’t hinder the gossip traces from gleaming crimson scorching while night came visiting. Klara greeted Elínborg on the door of her neat flat within the Seljahverfi district of Breidholt suburb. She was once a slim lady in her fifties, dark-haired, donning denims and a blue sweater. She was once smoking a cigarette. “Did you check with Mum? ” she stated while Elínborg had brought herself and Klara had invited her within, pleasant and . “That used to be Erlendur,” Elínborg acknowledged, “who works with me. ” “She stated he wasn’t feeling very well,” Klara stated, strolling in entrance of Elínborg into the sitting room and supplying her a seat. “She’s continually making feedback you can’t work out. ” Elínborg didn’t solution her. “I’m off paintings today,” she stated as though to provide an explanation for why she was once placing round at domestic in the course of the day, smoking cigarettes. She stated she labored at a commute corporation. Her husband was once at paintings, the 2 childrens had flown the nest; the daughter learning medication, she stated, proudly. She’d infrequently placed out one cigarette earlier than she took out one other and lit it. Elínborg gave a well mannered cough, yet Klara didn’t take the trace. “I examine Holberg within the papers,” Klara stated as though she desired to cease herself rambling on. “Mum acknowledged the fellow requested approximately Grétar. We have been half-brother and -sister. Mum forgot to inform him that. We had an identical mom. Our fathers are either lengthy considering that useless. ” “We didn’t comprehend that,” Elínborg stated. “Do you need to see the stuff I cleared out of Grétar’s flat? ” “If you don’t mind,” Elínborg acknowledged. “A filthy gap he lived in. have you ever discovered him? ” Klara checked out Elínborg and hungrily sucked the smoke down into her lungs. “We haven’t chanced on him,” Elínborg stated, “and I don’t imagine we’re trying to find him specially. ” She gave one other well mannered cough. “It’s greater than 1 / 4 of a century due to the fact that he disappeared, so . . . ” “I do not know what happened,” Klara interrupted, exhaling a thick cloud of smoke. “We weren’t frequently in contact. He was once quite a lot older than me, egocentric, a true ache really. you may by no means get a observe out of him, he swore at Mum and stole from either one of us if he bought the opportunity. Then he left domestic. ” “So you didn’t comprehend Holberg? ” Elínborg requested. “No. ” “Or Ellidi? ” she further. “Who’s Ellidi? ” “Never brain. ” “I didn’t comprehend who Grétar went round with. while he went lacking anyone known as Marion contacted me and took me to the place he’d been dwelling.

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