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  • Published: 18 May 2017
  • ISBN: 9781473549555
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 8 hr 38 min
  • Narrator: Sean Barrett
  • RRP: $19.99

The Shadow District




A deeply compassionate story of old crimes and their consequences, The Shadow District is the first in a thrilling new series of novels by the worldwide bestseller Arnaldur Indridason.

Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audio edition of The Shadow District by Arnaldur Indridason, read by Sean Barratt.

OLD CRIMES, NEW CONSEQUENCES

THE PAST
In wartime Reykjavik, a young woman is found strangled behind the National Theatre, a rough and dangerous area of the city known as 'the shadow district'. 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 in the dead man's home reporting the shadow district murder that date back to the second world war. It's a crime that Konrad remembers, having grown up in the same neighbourhood.

A MISSING LINK
Why, after all this time, would an old crime resurface? Did the police arrest the wrong man? How are these cases linked across the decades? Will Konrad's link to the past help him solve the case and finally lay the ghosts of wartime Reykjavik to rest?

THE SHADOW DISTRICT IS THE FIRST IN A MAJOR NEW SERIES OF NOVELS FROM THE WORLDWIDE BESTSELLER ARNALDUR INDRIDASON

  • Published: 18 May 2017
  • ISBN: 9781473549555
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: Audio Download
  • Length: 8 hr 38 min
  • Narrator: Sean Barrett
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Arnaldur Indridason

Arnaldur Indridason worked for many years as a journalist and critic before he began writing novels. His books have since sold over 13 million copies worldwide. Outside Iceland, he is best known for his crime novels featuring Erlendur and Sigurdur Óli, which are consistent bestsellers across Europe. The series has won numerous awards, including the Nordic Glass Key and the CWA Gold Dagger.

The Shadow District – the first book in the Reykjavík Wartime Mystery series – won the Premio RBA de Novela Negra, the world’s most lucrative crime fiction prize.

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Praise for The Shadow District

This atmospheric tale covering 7 years is beautifully told

Marcel Berlins, The Times

Indridason is a skillful plotter with a firm grasp of how to tell a story to keep the reader guessing. I will certainly look out the next in the series

Paul Burke, Nudge

A new, exciting direction for Indridason that will delight his existing readers and gain him new fans. The past and present fuse together brilliantly in this gripping story

Sarah Ward

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