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Last Rituals By Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Last Rituals
by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

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A grisly, chilling Icelandic thriller from a fantastic new voice in crime fiction
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Last Rituals Summary


Last Rituals: Thora Gudmundsdottir Book 1 by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

The first Thora Gudmundsdottir novel from Yrsa Sigurdardottir - 'Queen of Icelandic crime'.

'Yrsa is one of the most exciting new voices in the crime thriller world.' - Peter James

A young man is found brutally murdered, his eyes gouged out. A student of Icelandic history in Reykjavik, he came from a wealthy German family who do not share the police's belief that his drug dealer murdered him. Attorney Thora Gudmundsdottir is commissioned by his mother to find out the truth, with the help - and hindrance - of boorish ex-policeman Matthew Reich. Their investigations into his research take them deep into a grisly world of torture and witchcraft both past and present, as they draw ever closer to a killer gripped by a dangerous obsession...

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Last Rituals Reviews


I can see why so many people are enthusiastic about Yrsa's work. It's very engaging, fresh and exciting. -- James Patterson
A grisly chiller set in the depths of winter ... Her mystery is absorbing and, untypically, instead of the usual gloomy middle-aged man, her sleuth is a young woman ... It's an accomplished debut, with credible characters and a personable heroine. * Sunday Telegraph *
Dark, deep and icy as an Icelandic fjord; this is a rich and rewarding debut novel of ancient mysteries and very modern murder. -- Mark Billingham
An intricately plotted tale that keeps the reader guessing whodunit, or indeed whether it was murder at all, right until the very end. * Sunday Express *

About Yrsa Sigurdardottir


Author of the bestselling Thora Gudmundsdottir crime series and several stand-alone thrillers, Yrsa Sigurdardottir was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, in 1963 and works as a civil engineer. She made her crime fiction debut in 2005 with LAST RITUALS, the first instalment in the Thora Gudmundsdottir series, and has been translated into more than 30 languages. Her work stands 'comparison with the finest contemporary crime writing anywhere in the world' according to the Times Literary Supplement. The second instalment in the Thora Gudmundsdottir series, MY SOUL TO TAKE, was shortlisted for the 2010 Shamus Award. In 2011 her stand-alone horror novel I REMEMBER YOU was awarded the Icelandic Crime Fiction Award and was nominated for The Glass Key, and has been made intoa film starring Johannes Haukur by ZikZak Filmworks. In 2015 THE SILENCE OF THE SEA won the Petrona Award for the year's best Scandinavian crime novel, and THE LEGACY, the first novel in the Freyja and Huldar series, was nominated for The Glass Key and won the Icelandic Crime Fiction Award. All of her books have been European bestsellers.

Additional information

GOR001223836
Last Rituals: Thora Gudmundsdottir Book 1 by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
2009-01-08
432
0340920637
9780340920633
N/A
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