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Following an earthquake,the water level of an Icelandic lake suddenly falls, revealing a skeleton that is weighed down by a heavy radio device bearing inscriptions in Russian. Inspectors Erlendur, Elinborg, and Sigurdur Oli’s investigation takes them back to the Cold War era, when bright, left-wing students in Iceland were sent to study in the “heavenly state” of Communist East Germany.

But one of the students went missing, and her friends suspected that her “heavenly state” was all too real. Erlendur follows a long cold trail that leads back to Iceland, international espionage, and murder.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A book as subtle and moving as it is suspenseful.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Indridason keeps readers guessing…until the very last pages of this moody investigation.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “An  undiluted pleasure.”

    Guardian

  • Winner of the 2009 Barry Award for Best Novel
  • A 2009 Macavity Award Finalist for Best Mystery Novel
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About the Author

Arnaldur Indriðason won the CWA Gold Dagger Award for Silence of the Grave and is the only author to win the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel two years in a row, for Jar City and Silence of the Grave. The film of Jar City, now available from Netflix, was Iceland’s entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, and the film of Silence of the Grave is in production with the same director. The film Contraband, starring Mark Wahlberg, is based on an Icelandic film written by Indriðason, who lives in Reykjavik, Iceland.