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The Darkness Knows
The Darkness Knows: A Detective Konrad Novel | Arnaldur Indridason
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Retired detective Konrad returns to a haunting cold case in The Darkness Knows by Arnaldur Indridason, the "undisputed King of the Icelandic thriller." The Guardian (UK) A frozen body is discovered in the icy depths of Langjkull glacier, apparently that of a businessman who disappeared thirty years before. At the time, an extensive search and police investigation yielded no resultsone of the missing mans business associates was briefly held in custody, but there wasnt enough evidence to charge him. Now the associate is arrested again and Konrad, the retired policeman who originally investigated the disappearance, is called back to reopen the case that has weighed on his mind for decades. When a woman approaches him with new information that she obtained from her deceased brother, progress can finally be made in solving this long-cold case. In The Darkness Knows, the master of Icelandic crime writing reunites readers with Konrad, the unforgettable retired detective from The Shadow District. This is a powerful and haunting story about the poisonous secrets and cruel truths that time eventually uncovers.
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LitStephanie
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Good murder mystery about a retired cop trying to solve a case he never cracked. I know Iceland was last month but just now getting around to posting. #foodandlit @Texreader @Catsandbooks

Texreader At least there was a good one for you for Iceland! 1w
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LitStephanie
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The real tragedy of global warming: you can't just drop a body into a glacier crevasse and assume it will stay hidden anymore. What is this world coming to when a hard working murderer in Iceland can't count on ice to hide a victim? #foodandlit @Texreader @Catsandbooks

DaveGreen7777 Won‘t someone think of the Icelandic murderers?!? 😂😂😂 3w
Catsandbooks 😂😂👏🏼🇮🇸 3w
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charl08
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... there used to be a Ríki - one of the very few state off-licences in Reykjavík - on the street....the alcohol had been kept behind the counter and the place used to be packed with a heaving throng on Friday afternoons, before it closed for the weekend. ... The crowd used to spill out onto the pavement, and people would push and shove until the crush at the counter was almost unbearable.... In those days the sale of beer was illegal...

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rabbitprincess
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The first in a new series featuring Detective Konrád. It felt a little bit Rebussy in a way because Konrád is retired but gets pulled into a case from his days on the force. Solid mystery.

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3 1/2 stars.

I am a big fan of Nordic fiction. I love the descriptions of the icy scenery, it is so different from where I live. Life in a cold climate has it's own set of challenges. A frozen body is found on a glacier, and turns out to be a missing person from 30 years ago. How can you even begin to solve the mystery. Former Detective Konrad makes it his mission to uncover the truth. A little convoluted but good.

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