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  • Published: 18 June 2018
  • ISBN: 9781784704414
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $26.00

The Shadow District


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A thrilling crime novel about old crimes and new consequences, this is the first in a new series by the worldwide bestseller Arnaldur Indridason

LONGLISTED FOR THE CWA INTERNATIONAL DAGGER 2018
The first instalment in the thrilling new crime series from worldwide bestseller Arnaldur Indridason

THE PAST

In wartime Reykjavík, a young woman is found strangled in a dangerous area 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

An elderly man is discovered dead on his bed, smothered with his own pillow. Konrád, a retired detective, finds old newspaper cuttings in the man’s home reporting the shadow district murder. It’s a crime Konrád remembers, having grown up in the same neighbourhood.

A MISSING LINK
Why, after all this time, would an old crime resurface? How are these events connected across the decades? And will Konrád’s link to the past help him solve the case and finally lay the ghosts of wartime Reykjavík to rest?

‘Arnaldur Indridason introduces a new hero… Beautifully told’
The Times

‘An international literary phenomenon’
Harlan Coben

  • Pub date: 18 June 2018
  • ISBN: 9781784704414
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $26.00

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


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