Another Audible book on sale – I’ve read one prior book in Ingridson’s “Reykjavik” series, Reykjavik Nights, a long time ago and had Jar City on my wish list for some time afterwards – never get to it though, and at some point I deleted it. So when it came up in the sale list I grabbed it.
by Arnaldur Indridason (Icelandic)
2005/ 304 pages
read by George Guidall – 7h 33m
rating: B / crime – procedural
And then I remembered Ingridason had got pretty gritty and besides, my interest in Scandi-crime has been sated for some time. Nevertheless, I persevered and it’s pretty good – okay I guess.
Plot – an old man is found murdered in his apartment with a photo of a girl attached to a note left on top of the body. As Detective Erlendur Sveinsson and his partner delve into the history of the victim they find he had been a vile serial rapist who had probably left several children with their own difficult histories – and genetics. It’s very good as a procedural crime novel –
Meanwhile, Erlendur has his own personal problems – both of his children are addicts and the daughter is pregnant –
I doubt I’ll read more of the Reykjavik series books. It wasn’t bad – I’ve just moved on.