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A Brilliant Tour de Force - and a no-spoiler review,
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This review is from: Strange Shores (Reykjavik Murder Mysteries 9) (Hardcover)
A new Arnaldur novel is always an event, but this book confirms that he is in the very first rank of contemporary novelists. This seems to me the most Icelandic of the Reykjavik series, but you don't have to be aware of its literary hinterland to be drawn into both the central emotional trajectory and the unfolding events that fuel it. The Nobel-winning Nobel author Halldor Laxness would have been proud of the ending, and there is no higher praise. Although part of a terrific series, this stands on its own merits. The translation is superb.