Jar City introduces
American readers to a new crime writer from Iceland whose work has created an
international sensation. Arnaldur Indriðason has been compared to such
luminaries in the field as Henning Mankell, Georges Simenon, Per Wahloo and Maj
Sjowall; everyone agrees that here is a world-class writer.
When a lonely old
man is found murdered in his Reykjavík flat, the only clues are a cryptic note
left by the killer and a photograph of a young girl’s grave. Inspector
Erlendur, who heads the investigation team, discovers that many years ago the
victim was accused, though not convicted, of an unsolved crime. Did the old
man’s past come back to haunt him?
As the team of
detectives reopen this very cold case, Inspector Erlendur uncoverssecrets
that are much larger than the murder of one old man—secrets that have been
carefully guarded by many people for many years. As he follows a fascinating
trail of unusual forensic evidence, Erlendur also confronts stubborn personal
conflicts that reveal his own depth and complexity of character.
Like all great crime fiction, Jar
City is about much more than murder, and avid suspense fans are about
to discover a first-rate writer who has already received rave reviews around
the world. Download and start listening now!