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Publisher's Summary

The Shadow District is the stunning first book in the compelling new series from award-winning Icelandic author Arnaldur Indridason, whom reviewers are calling "a master".
A 90-year-old man is found dead in his bed, smothered with his own pillow. On his desk, the police find newspaper cuttings about a murder case dating from the Second World War, when a young woman was found strangled behind Reykjavik's National Theatre.
Konrad, a former detective, is bored with retirement and remembers the crime. He grew up in "the shadow district", a rough neighborhood bordered by the National Theatre. Why would someone be interested in that crime now? He starts his own unofficial enquiry.
Alternating between Konrad's investigation and the original police inquiry, we discover that two girls had been attacked in oddly similar circumstances. Did the police arrest the wrong man? How are these cases linked across the decades? And who is the old man?
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 best-selling author Arnaldur Indridason.
©2017 Arnaldur Indridason (P)2017 Recorded Books
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5 out of 5 stars
By Rosemary on 12-12-17

A slow burn!

This is a real detective story with, thankfully no Nesbo like blood and guts. You learn quite a bit about Iceland. George Guidall as always makes for a really nice listen!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Alexandra on 01-25-18

Well worth a credit!

I really enjoy Arnaldur Indridason's work. You get the flavor of the Icelandic character in his novels, as well as a really good police procedural/suspense story line. This particular novel had a lot of twists and turns, and traced the events thru through 3 timelines: far past, the recent past and the present - incredibly well done and it flowed effortlessly. Loved it, could not put it down, with surprises all the way to the end.

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