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Where the Shadows Lie, by Michael Ridpath

  Where the Shadows Lie (Fire and Ice) WHERE THE SHADOWS LIE is an exciting, readable and solid thriller. Magnus Jonson is a young Icelandic-American policeman in Boston who has reported one of his colleagues for taking kickbacks. The colleague … Continue reading

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My Soul to Take, by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

  My Soul to Take   Translated by Bernard Scudder and Anna Yates. MY SOUL TO TAKE, the second in the Thora Gudmunsdottir series, is a superbly plotted, Agatha Christie-style novel set mainly in a health-spa hotel on the Snaefellsnes … Continue reading

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Hypothermia, by Arnaldur Indridason

Translated by Victoria Cribb. HYPOTHERMIA is among the very best of the books I've read this year. It's the sixth of the author's Erlendur series to be translated into English; it is truly a mature, masterful and utterly fantastic book. … Continue reading

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Last Rituals, by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Last Rituals LAST RITUALS is an 'academic mystery': that is, the crime takes place in a university department (a student is murdered), and the solution depends on the uncovering and understanding of the victim's research, as well as of the … Continue reading

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Arctic Chill, by Arnaldur Indridason

Arctic Chill Is there such a thing as a perfect crime-fiction novel? Probably not, but if there were, this would surely be a strong contender. Arnaldur Indridason's latest novel in the Inspector Erlendur series continues the upward trend in quality, … Continue reading

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The Draining Lake, by Arnaldur Indridason

The Draining Lake A skeleton is discovered in the bed of a lake that is drying out after an earthquake has caused some seismic disruption. The body is accompanied by old Russian recording equipment; clearly the person did not die … Continue reading

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Voices by Arnaldur Indridason

Voices VOICES, the third book by Arnaldur Indridason to be translated into English, is even better than the first two, and that's saying something, as SILENCE OF THE GRAVE, the previous outing for Inspector Erlendur, deservedly won last year's CWA … Continue reading

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