Wednesday, January 03, 2018

First Wednesday Book Review Club: SILENCE OF THE GRAVE, Arnaldur Indridason

Silence of the Grave



This is the kind of book I used to read all the time twenty years ago, and now I remember why. Indridason is a master at plot, creating memorable characters, and evoking Iceland both during World War II and today. His detective has a compelling personal life, is likeable, and gets the job done. Indridason balances POVs masterfully-there's never a moment when you wish the writer would get back to solving the mystery.
I can't think of anything that didn't work in this book and this is from someone who is often impatient. This novel dates from 2001 (following JAR CITY) and he has gone on to write several more. Time to catch up.




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11 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

I'm a fan of this series, Patti, so it's especially good to hear you liked this one.

George said...

Great characters are the cornerstone of good novels. Now you have a whole series to enjoy!

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I've read the first three or four. I need to space them out, as he's kind of a depressing character.

Barrie said...

Wow! Such a glowing report! I must read this author. I'll start with Jar City, I think. Thank you for reviewing. Happy New Year!

Steve Oerkfitz said...

I am a big fan of the series. Jar City was made into a movie. Sheep heads for dinner? Yuch.

Linda McLaughlin said...

Iceland would make for a different and interesting setting!

Jenn Jilks said...

We've read several of his. I really like him. It's interesting reading a mystery set in another country.

Sarah Laurence said...

Iceland has become so popular lately. A mystery set there would be fun.

Stacy said...

I have never heard of this author, but the book sounds great.

Powell River Books said...

Must be the month for mystery and crime. I've been steeped in science fiction for quite a while now. - Margy

Deepak Yadav said...

I love to read your blog post that takes me on the ride of the blog. I fall in love with the story. I can't wait for too much to read the story. Thanks for aware me about the story. I will get ebooks download online and starts reading the novel.