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The shadow district

Author: Arnaldur Indriðason; Victoria Cribb
Publisher: Rearsby, Leicester : WF Howes Ltd, 2018. ©2017
Series: Reykjavik wartime mystery
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : Fiction : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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A 90-year-old man is found dead in his bed, smothered with his own pillow. On his desk the police find newspaper cuttings about a murder case dating from the Second World War, when a young woman was found strangled behind Reykjavik's National Theatre. Konrad, a former detective, is bored with retirement and remembers the crime. He grew up in 'the shadow district', a rough neighbourhood bordered by the National  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Thrillers (Fiction)
Historical fiction
Large type books
Detective and mystery stories
Detective and mystery fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arnaldur Indriðason; Victoria Cribb
ISBN: 9781528821414 1528821416
OCLC Number: 1062354309
Language Note: Translated from the Icelandic.
Notes: Standard print edition of this translation originally published: London: Harvill Secker, 2017.
Translated from the Icelandic.
Description: 394 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Series Title: Reykjavik wartime mystery
Other Titles: Skuggasund.
Responsibility: Arnaldur Indriðason ; translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb.

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A 90-year-old man is found dead in his bed, smothered with his own pillow. On his desk the police find newspaper cuttings about a murder case dating from the Second World War, when a young woman was found strangled behind Reykjavik's National Theatre. Konrad, a former detective, is bored with retirement and remembers the crime. He grew up in 'the shadow district', a rough neighbourhood bordered by the National Theatre and an abattoir. Why would someone be interested in that crime now? He starts his own unofficial enquiry. Alternating between Konrad's investigation and the original police inquiry, we discover that two girls had been attacked in oddly similar circumstances. Did the police arrest the wrong man? How are these cases linked across the decades? And who is the old man?

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