Silence of the Grave (Inspector Erlendur #4)

by Arnaldur Indriðason, Bernard Scudder

Inspector Erlendur returns in this gripping Icelandic thriller When a skeleton is discovered half-buried in a construction site outside of Reykjavík, Inspector Erlendur finds himself knee-deep in both a crime scene and an archeologicaldig.

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 280 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.94 out of 5
  • Published October 3rd 2006 by Minotaur Books
  • Original Title: Grafarþögn
  • ISBN: 0312340710 (ISBN13: 9780312340711)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Series: Inspector Erlendur #4
  • Inspector Erlendur [English Translation Order] #2
  • Characters: Sigurður Óli
  • Erlendur Sveinsson
  • Elínborg
  • Eva Lind
  • Literary Awards: Barry Award Nominee for Best British Crime Novel (2006)
  • Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel (2003)
  • CWA Gold Dagger Award for Fiction (2005)

Inspector Erlendur returns in this gripping Icelandic thriller When a skeleton is discovered half-buried in a construction site outside of Reykjavík, Inspector Erlendur finds himself knee-deep in both a crime scene and an archeological dig. Bone by bone, the body is unearthed, and the brutalizing history of a family who lived near the building site comes to light along with it. Was the skeleton a man or a woman, a victim or a killer, and is this a simple case of murder or a long-concealed act of justice? As Erlendur tries to crack this cold case, he must also save his drug-addicted daughter from self destruction and somehow glue his hopelessly fractured family back together.