The Draining Lake

The Draining Lake

Book - 2009/09/01
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When the water level of an Icelandic lake suddenly falls following an earthquake to reveal a skeleton half-buried in its sandy bed, it is clear that the body has been there for many years, and their investigation takes Inspector Erlendur, Elinborg, and Sigurdur Oli back to the Cold War era to look into the long unsolved disappearance of a young, left-wing student. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave

Inspector Erlendur returns in this international Bestseller

Following an earthquake, the water level of an Icelandic lake suddenly falls, revealing a skeleton. Inspector Erlendur's investigation takes him 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. Teeming with spies and informants, though, their "heavenly state" becomes a nightmare of betrayal and murder. Brilliantly weaving international espionage and a chilling cold case investigation, The Draining Lake is Arnaldur Indridason at his best.



Publisher: St Martins Pr 2009/09/01
ISBN: 9780312428587
0312428588
Branch Call Number: M ARNALDUR INDRIDASON
Characteristics: 320 p

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May 30, 2008

The latest in a great series of mysteries by an Icelandic author. The books are set in and around Reykjavik, and follow the investigations of main character Erlendur and his colleagues. The translation is transparent and the settings are intriguing.

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