Silence of the Grave
Winner of the CWA Golden Dagger Award Translated from the Icelandic by Bernard Scudder
Praise for Indridason's previous novel featuring Inspector Erlendur Sveinsson, Jar City
"Classic mystery fiction, both compassionate and thrilling. Indridason is about to become one of the brightest stars in the genre's dark skies."
- John Connolly, author of Dark Hollow
"A great crime novel . . . excellent."
- The Baltimore Sun
"Riveting. Look for Indridason to appear on critics' shortlists for best new author, best mystery novel, and so forth."
"Fans of mystery in general and Henning Mankell and Karin Fossum can only exult."
- Library Journal (starred review)
"No wonder Arnaldur Indridason won so many awards. He's a great storyteller, and American readers will overwhelmingly agree."
- C. J. Box, Anthony Award-winning author of Out of Range
"Reminiscent of Simenon."
- Reginald Hill, author of Dialogues of the Dead
"Gripping. . . . There is a Ross Macdonald element to all this . . . recalls Madeleine Nabb and Donna Leon."
With only two of his novels currently circulating in English translation, Arnaldur Indridason puts Iceland on the map as a major destination for enthusiasts of Nordic crime fiction. In Jar City, published last year, this commanding new voice drew us into the melancholy world of Erlendur Sveinsson, a Reykjavik police detective haunted by the forgotten victims of unsolved crimes. The author raises the same ghosts in Silence of the Grave, applying his austere style to a crime of such emotional breadth and sociological complexity that it acquires the sweep and consequence of epic storytelling.