Jar City
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Jar City

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A man is found murdered in his Reykjavik flat. There are no obvious clues apart from a cryptic note left on the body and a photograph of a young girl's grave. Delving into the dead man's life Detective Erlendur discovers that forty years ago he was accused of an appalling crime, but never convicted. Had his past come back to haunt him? As Erlendur struggles to build a relationship with his unhappy daughter, his investigation takes him to Iceland's Genetic Research Centre, where he uncovers disturbing secrets that are even darker than the murder of an old man. Jar City is the first book in the series starring Detective Erlendur available in English.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 24mm | 240.4g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • maps
  • 0099541831
  • 9780099541837
  • 31,093

About Arnaldur Indridason

Arnaldur Indridason is one of Iceland's most successful authors ever. His books have been translated into many languages and published in 26 different countries, winning many literary prizes including the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award for best crime novel of the year in the UK. His novel, Jar City, was filmed as Myrin, and is currently being remade in an English language version.show more

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"A chilling read" The Times "Highly recommended...thoroughly gripping...impressively moving" Time Out "A chilling Icelandic saga of the DNA age. This careful, sparsely-written book operates at a deeper level than most crime fiction" Independentshow more

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"A chilling Icelandic saga of the DNA age. This careful, sparsely-written book operates at a deeper level than most crime fiction"show more

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A man is found murdered in his Reykjavik flat. The only clues are a cryptic note left on the body and a photograph of a young girl's grave. Delving into the dead man's life Detecive Erlendur discovers that forty years ago the victim was accused of an appalling crime, but never convicted. Had his past come back to haunt him? As Erlendur struggles to build a relationship with his unhappy daughter, his investigation takes him to Iceland's Genetic Research Centre, where he uncovers disturbing secrets that are even darker than the murder of an old man. 'A fascinating window on an unfamiliar world as well as an original and puzzling mystery' Val McDermid 'Highly recommended...thoroughly gripping...impressively moving' Time Out 'Chilling...this careful, sparsely-written book operates at a deeper level than most crime fiction' Independentshow more
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