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The death of a beast,
This review is from: Jar City (Reykjavik Thriller) (Paperback)
Inspector Erlendur has to solve the murder of an elderly man, Holberg, who is found in his house with his skull smashed in. During the investigation it becomes more and more clear that Holberg was a real beast and that his past has finally caught up with him. His search leads Erlendur through pouring Icelandic autumn rains via rapes, heartless policemen, illegal children and past murder to a solution that has everything to do with the present. And meanwhile he has chest pains and tries to convince his daughter Eva Lind that she should stay off drugs.
A book I read in one go, a skillful mixture of a detective novel and literature.