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The Resource The shadow district, Arnaldur Indridason ; translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb

The shadow district, Arnaldur Indridason ; translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb

Label
The shadow district
Title
The shadow district
Statement of responsibility
Arnaldur Indridason ; translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb
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Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A 90-year-old man is found dead in his bed, smothered with his own pillow. On his desk the police find newspaper cuttings about a murder case dating from the Second World War, when a young woman was found strangled behind Reykjavik's National Theatre. Konrad, a former detective, is bored with retirement and remembers the crime. He grew up in "the shadow district", a rough neighbourhood bordered by the National Theatre and an abattoir. Why would someone be interested in that crime now? He starts his own unofficial enquiry. Alternating between Konrad's investigation and the original police inquiry, we discover that two girls had been attacked in oddly similar circumstances. How are these cases linked across the decades? And who is the old man?
Member of
Summary
Investigating the murder of a 90-year-old man, a retired detective discovers unsettling links between the victim, the World War II case of a strangled woman and a pair of attacks that suggest the wrong man may have been arrested decades earlier.
Tone
Writing style
Award
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10578984
Cataloging source
AUNTL
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1961-
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Arnaldur Indriðason
Dewey number
839.6934
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Icelandic
Literary form
fiction
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Cribb, Victoria
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True
Series statement
A Reykjavik wartime mystery
Series volume
1
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  • Murder
  • Cold cases (Criminal investigation)
  • Ex-police officers
  • Reykjavik (Iceland)
Target audience
general
Label
The shadow district, Arnaldur Indridason ; translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb
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Publication
Copyright
Note
First published with the title Skuggasund in Iceland by Vaka-Helgafell in 2013
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059785700
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9781911215066
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)970652793
Label
The shadow district, Arnaldur Indridason ; translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published with the title Skuggasund in Iceland by Vaka-Helgafell in 2013
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059785700
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9781911215066
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)970652793

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