Silence Of The Grave
Detective Erlendur and his team investigate Reykjavík's hidden past to unravel a case of human nastiness. Tense, atmospheric and disturbingly real, this is an outstanding continuation of the Reykjavík Murder Mysteries.
Building work in an expanding Reykjavík uncovers a shallow grave.
Years before, this part of the city was all open hills, and Erlendur and his team hope this is a typical Icelandic missing person scenario; perhaps someone once lost in the snow, who has lain peacefully buried for decades. Things are never that simple.
Whilst Erlendur struggles to hold together the crumbling fragments of his own family, his case unearths many other tales of family pain. The hills have more than one tragic story to tell: tales of failed relationships and heartbreak; of anger, domestic violence and fear; of family loyalty and family shame. Few people are still alive who can tell the story, but even secrets taken to the grave cannot remain hidden forever...
Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger.
Praise for Silence Of The Grave
A writer worth seeking out'Sunday Telegraph
Here is a new voice that demands to be listened toReginald Hill
Inspector Erlendur is one of the most compassionate detectives to come this way in a long timeNew York Times
One of the most brilliant crime writers of his generationSunday Times