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The shadow killer / Arnaldur Indriðason ; translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb.

Arnaldur Indriðason, 1961- (author.). Cribb, Victoria, (translator.).

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  • 11 of 12 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Smithers Public Library.

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0 current holds with 12 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Smithers Public Library F IND (Text) 35101011018301 Adult Fiction Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781911215073
  • ISBN: 1911215078
  • Physical Description: 356 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: London : Harvill Secker, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Translated from the Icelandic.
"First published with the title Þýska húsið in Iceland by Vaka-Helgafell in 2015." -- Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"Reykjavík, August 1941. When a travelling salesman is found murdered in a basement flat, killed by a bullet from a Colt .45, the police initially suspect a member of the Allied occupation force. The British are in the process of handing over to the Americans and the streets are crawling with servicemen whose relations with the local women are a major cause for concern. Flóvent, Reykjavík’s sole detective, is joined by the young military policeman Thorson. Their investigation focuses on a family of German residents, the retired doctor Rudolf Lunden and his estranged son Felix, who is on the run, suspected of being a spy. Flóvent and Thorson race to solve the case and to stay ahead of US counter-intelligence, amid rumours of a possible visit by Churchill. As evidence emerges of dubious experiments carried out on Icelandic schoolboys in the 1930s, Thorson becomes increasingly suspicious of the role played by the murdered man’s former girlfriend, Vera, and her British soldier lover." -- Provided by publisher.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Iceland > Fiction.
Police > Iceland > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Reykjavík (Iceland) > Fiction.
Genre: Mystery fiction.

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