Experience People who enjoy Scandinavian crime novels will want to read this one as will people looking for a good mystery novel in general Excellent story involves the cold war in E Germany and betrayal that comes to light some 60 years earlier Reminds me of a Henning Mankell novel Erlendur is somewhat like Wallander He went away but all the samehe ll never go away she said with a sad smile playing across her lips I know Erlendur said I know what you mean After an earthuake a lake begins to disappear revealing a skeleton with Cold War Russian technology wrapped around the neck to help it sink to the bottom of the lake bed and stay there The pathologists determine that the skeleton is male and has been there since the 1960s The Icelandic police department pulls all the missing person files from that era and begins interviewing the families of the missing I hadn t really thought about the implications on the families of missing people when a body is found even decades lat I am smitten with this Icelandic mystery series Detective Erlandur is the most empathetic eccentric and niue protagonist that I ve met in a suspense novel With his family baggage his ever deepening interests in obscure aspects of a case and steadfast honesty he creates the backbone for Arnaldur Indridason s novelsIn this novel the reader is first met with a skeleton discovered in a lake whose surface level has been shrinking over the years It is determined that the skeleton is several decades old and even interestingly he is tied to a Soviet listening device Who is this man and what brought him to his demiseAs Erlandur and his team look at the missing persons reports from the Cold War era they discover a lot about Iceland they were Knightleys Tale unaware of Iceland though far from the madding crowd had its share of spies Several Icelanders even found their way toniversity in East Germany in the late 1950 s and 1960 s As each of the missing persons or their survivors are contacted several story lines begin to take shape There is the woman whose partner never returned His car was left at a bus station and interestingly for Erlandur its hubcap is missing Erlandur fixates on this car and its missing hubcap like white on snow Despite it being tangential to the case at hand he finds it fascinating that the hubcap is gone Some of the chapters are about what life was like in Leipzig when the Icelandic students traveled there for their studies While some of them challenged their own socialist and communist beliefs others were enad of the Stasi As the case progresses we being to learn about the personal lives of Erlandur and his colleagues His female colleague Elinborg is a good cook and loves to be with her family Sigurdur Oli has been dealing with late night calls from a man whose wife was killed in a freak automobile accident and blames himself even though he wasn t even there Erlandur himself continues to worry about his two children especially Eva Lind who is back on drugs and missing in action He has begun to get serious with Valgurdur the woman he met in a previous book She has decided to leave her husband and Erlandur is confused about how to navigate this relationship despite having very strong feelings for herThis novel is many faceted To call it just a mystery is to do it injustice despite the case that mysteries are at the heart of it As is The Magnificent M.D. usual it is a missing person who Erlandur can t get out of his mind What keeps me glued to the pages is the literaryality of the writing the deep Mail-Order Mistletoe Brides understanding of human nature that is portrayed and theality of the narrative I don t why I picked this book Sometimes I walk past the library shelves in Fiction and just pick one The Surgeons Miracle / Dr Angelos Baby Bombshell up If I like the cover I know so scientific I ll read itSo begins why I had this book It s written by an Icelandic writer Arnaldur Indridason and it was translated into English On my last horrid plane ride with one stop 3 hours that took 10 hour. M velho aparelho de rádio com inscrições em cirílicoase ilegíveis A Polícia é enviada ao local e o inspetor Erlendur e a sua euipa ficam a cargo da investigação e os levará a pesuisar desaparecimentos ocorridos
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S I met a man from Iceland one a stopover in Phoenix he and a friend were on their way to a dinner in Taos he was Wiccan He wore a long black cape and he immediately sat down next to me So I thought I d give this book a read in his honorIt was interesting to get sed to the names I learned a lot about Iceland and its culture in war time when both the United States and Russia were spying in the region It was a good story well written and mysteries abound It kept my interest and I think I will look for other books by the author Another murder mystery from the northlands Iceland this time A skeleton is revealed when a lake is naturally drained due to an earthuake The skeleton had been weighted down by Russian radio euipment Who can it be Our three Icelandic detectives start investigating people who disappeared around the time of the Cold War It turns out that several Communist leaning Icelandic students went to study in East Germany at that time one of whom disappeared So The Best Man in Texas uite a bit of the story takess back to what it was like to be as student at Leipzig in the 1950 s Another possible victim is a salesman who went missing his ex fianc is still around and still kind of hoping he might still show The Prodigal Comes Home (Mirror Lake, up fifty years later We also follow snippets of the personal lives of the team of three detectives two men and a woman One is haunted by a brother lost in the snow as a boy and deals with a drug addicted daughter The book translated from the Icelandic is part of a series of which I also read and liked The Silence of the Grave If you ve read this far I ll tell you that I actually rate this story as a 4 it s a pretty good detective read But I m giving it a 3 for the lack of inventiveness of the premise which is identical to Silence of the Grave a skeleton is found from 50 year ago and the three detectives go back to find everyone missing at that time and comep with four missing people etc I mean come on That s really pushing your formula too far photo from wallpaperswidecomiceland This was Beast Of Darkness (Knights of White uite boring SynopsisIn the wake of an earthuake the water level of an Icelandic lake drops suddenly revealing the skeleton of a man half buried in its sandy bed It is clear immediately that it has been there for many years There is a large hole in the skull Yet mysteriously a heavy communication device is attached to it possibly some sort of radio transmitter bearing inscriptions in RussianThe police are called in and Erlendur Elinborg and Sigurdur Oli begin their investigation which gradually leads them back to the time of the Cold War when bright left wing students would be sent from Iceland to study in the heavenly state of Communist East GermanyThe Dr Then charasmatic but always engaging Detective Erlandur works a cold case on an exposed volcanic lake bed identifying the remains of someone who might have been murdered years ago Interestingly the skeleton was wrapped in an obsolete Russian listening device This very cold case finds Erlandur and Co tracing socialist Icelandic students studying in the police state of East Germany in the post war period for possible connections A very complex dynamic plot structure kept me turning pages in this outstanding Scandinavian mystery What really attracts me to Erlandur and keeps me grounded in Arnaldur Indridason s Iceland is his humility integrity and humanity He s not tall dark and handsome like his colleague Sigurdur Oli He doesn t dress well and is somewhat an introvert but his apartment is filled with bookcases He courageously soldiers on day after miserable day following leads in his cases while at the same time dealing with his heroin addicted daughter and the guilt of losing his younger brother in a blizzard when they were children All he really has is his job as a detective which he does in subtly brilliant fashion but in considerable psychic pain He is an Hawks Way Grooms (Hawks Way unforgettable protagonist I like and admire and strangely enough findpliftin. A Islândia na década de sessenta As pesuisas conduzem nos inevitavelmente às embaixadas do ex bloco soviético e a antigos estudantes islandeses das juventudes socialistas bolsistas na Alemanha de Leste em plena Guerra Fri.
Arnaldur Indridason is my new favorite mystery author I m reading about one book in the series each week and anticipating the next book in the series I read other books too but I can t wait to get back to Indridason The Draining Lake reminds me of Silence of the Grave in a number of ways all positive This book features the discovery of a long buried skeleton and the mystery reaches into Iceland s past This time the present connects to the Cold War retelling the story of some Icelandic students who went to Leipzig East Germany to study in the 1950s These were socialists who received funding to attend A Biblical Approach to Developing the Inner Qualities of a Leader university and complete their education as young communists These books are so satisfying because they bring together a number of elements outstanding writing a plausible mystery some sympathetic characters and historical context Indridason is extremely skillful innwinding the narrative Two narrative threads intertwine that of Tomas a central figure and one of the students who studied in Leipzig and that of Inspector Erlendur who continues to stuggle with his loneliness and his relationship with his grown children His romantic involvement with a woman he met in the last book is a bright spot in Erlendur s life and all readers must be rooting for the two of them to find happiness I read many novels that are just too long Indridason has mastered the 300 page novel The pace is leisurely nothing feels rushed Yet there s no padding I follow the author where he goes and find myself pausing to reflect from time to time Indridason ses adjectives sparingly but I have no trouble imagining the scenes And although you think you have figured out the mystery I m always a little surprised at the end when Indridason reveals the final details The story behind Erlendur s Draining Lake investigation begins not with the discovery of bones in a lake bed but in the 1950s in Leipzig At that time it was part of the GDR and students were being recruited to come to the niversity there to study Some Icelandic socialist students were part of the recruitment effort but many discovered that there was a catch to their free education once they had been there for a while Flashforward to the present where a hydrologist examining a lake bed finds bones half buried there and calls police As it turns out the body was tied down with an old Soviet listening device starting Erlendur and his team on an investigation that will take them back to the Cold War years With very few clues to go on including the identity of the dead man Erlendur and his team have their work cut out for them In the meantime there s a few hitches in Erlendur s life seriously drug addicted daughter Eva Lind has runaway again and while he s busy worrying about her his long estranged son Sindri shows Taming the Demon (Demon Blade upIndridason s writing is excellent as always and the fleshed out back story of the students years in Leipzig is a nice glimpse into the pitfalls of overzealous idealism Erlendur is a character who has since the outset of this series been portrayed as very human with real life problems that don t seem to ever be resolved The author is able to inject a bit of wry humor into his writing which is often dark and depressing there are no warm fuzzies or nice touchy feely happy endings where everyone goes home happy and satisfied in this series If that s what you re looking for then pass on these novelsThe Draining Lake is not my favorite of Indridason s novels but it was still a great read He continues to follow his pattern of the past s connection to the present which is one of my favorite motifs in a mystery novel The book is well written and my only criticism is that at times things seemed to move very slow But I still very highly recommend not only this book but the entire series You ll want to start with the first book in translation Jar City and make your way through all of the books before coming to this one if you want the best reading. O nível das águas do lago Kleifarvatn tem vindo a descer lentamente na seuência dem terramotoUma hidróloga local está a estudar o estranho fenómeno Sinfully Sweet (Harlequin Blaze uando descobrema ossada humana com m buraco no crânio e ao lado
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Arnaldur Indriðason has the rare distinction of having won the Nordic Crime Novel Prize two years running He is also the winner of the highly respected and world famous CWA Gold Dagger Award for the top crime novel of the year in the English language Silence of the Grave Arnaldur’s novels have sold over 14 million copies worldwide in 40 languages and have won numerous well respected prizes an