The Draining Lake An Inspector Erlendur Novel

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/1/2009
  • Publisher: Picador

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In this new extraordinary mystery from Gold Dagger Award-winner Indridason, the water level of an Icelandic lake falls suddenly, revealing a skeleton weighed down by a heavy device bearing Russian inscriptions. The investigation leads back to Iceland, international espionage, and murder.

Author Biography

ARNALDUR INDRI-DASON won the Glass Key award for Best Nordic Crime Novel for both Jar City and Silence of the Grave. He lives in Reykjavík.

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"[A] remarkable series."--The New York Times Book Review

"Indridason keeps readers guessing . . . until the very last pages of this moody investigation."--The Washington Post Book World

"The missing-persons theme and the exploration of Icelandic history and society remain the trademarks of this outstanding series; this time the addition of international espionage will remind readers of Henning Mankell in The White Lioness and The Dogs of Riga."--Booklist

"This is exceptional fiction that transcends its genre."--Library Journal

"An  undiluted pleasure . . . This series places Indridason at the center of the best of contemporary crime fiction. He is a master storyteller and has a real gift for evoking the complex humanity at the heart of the most dour-seeming individuals."--The Guardian (UK)

"A book as subtle and moving as it is suspenseful."--The Wall Street Journal

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