The Shadow District
by Arnaldur Indridason
Cover Artist: Man by Cultura RM Exclusive/Vanessa Lenz/Getty Images;
Alley by Harry Keerr/Getty Images.
Minotaur Books Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9781250124029
Date: 07 November 2017 List Price $25.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK
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Product Description: A deeply compassionate story of old crimes and their consequences, The Shadow District is the first in a new series by author Arnaldur Indridason.
THE PAST: In wartime Reykjavik, Iceland, a young woman is found strangled in 'the shadow district', a rough and dangerous area of the city. An Icelandic detective and a member of the American military police are on the trail of a brutal killer.
THE PRESENT: A 90-year-old man is discovered dead on his bed, smothered with his own pillow. Konrad, a former detective now bored with retirement, finds newspaper cuttings reporting the WWII shadow district murder in the dead man's home. It's a crime that Konrad remembers, having grown up in the same neighborhood.
A MISSING LINK: Why, after all this time, would an old crime resurface? Did the police arrest the wrong man? Will Konrad's link to the past help him solve the case and finally lay the ghosts of WWII Reykjavik to rest?
(Source: Minotaur Books)