Jar City ~ by Arnaldur Indridason 

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.



Jar City
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.


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2 Responses to Jar City ~ by Arnaldur Indridason 

  1. Dagny says:

    I read Jar City, but didn’t really like it. I had gotten the second one, Silence of the Grave, at the same time and still have not read it.

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