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Ashes to Dust Thora Gudmundsdottir Book 3 by Yrsa Sigurdardottir
  

Ashes to Dust Thora Gudmundsdottir Book 3

Part of the Thora Gudmundsdottir Series

Synopsis

Ashes to Dust Thora Gudmundsdottir Book 3 by Yrsa Sigurdardottir

The third crime novel from international bestseller Yrsa Sigurdardottir, ASHES TO DUST is tense, taut and terrifying - not to be missed for fans of Nordic Noir. Thora peered at the floor, but couldn't see anything that could have frightened Markus that much, only three mounds of dust. She moved the light of her torch over them. It took her some time to realize what she was seeing-- and then it was all she could do not to let the torch slip from her hand. 'Good God,' she said. She ran the light over the three faces, one after another. Sunken cheeks, empty eye-sockets, gaping mouths; they reminded her of photographs of mummies she'd once seen in National Geographic. 'Who are these people?''I don't know,' said Markus . . . Bodies are discovered in one of the excavated houses at a volcanic tourist attraction dubbed 'The Pompeii of the North'.Markus Magnusson, who was only a teenager when the volcano erupted, falls under suspicion and hires attorney Thora Gudmundsdottir to defend him - but when his childhood sweetheart is murdered his case starts to look more difficult, and the locals seem oddly reluctant to back him up . . .

Reviews

Brilliantly plotted and chilling. * Daily Mirror * A gripping thriller with enough mystery and horror to keep you sitting on the edge of your seat while you try to work out what happened. -- Peter Robinson A chilling read, enhanced by Sigurdardottir's taut plotting, realistic characters, and dry humour. -- Crime Books of the Year * Metro * Iceland's answer to Stieg Larsson. * Daily Telegraph *


About the Author

Yrsa Sigurdardottir

Yrsa Sigurdardottir works as a civil engineer and lives in Reykjavik. She wrote prize-winning children's novels before writing Last Rituals, her first adult novel.

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Book Info

Publication date

1st April 2011

Author

Yrsa Sigurdardottir

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Publisher

Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
464 pages

Categories

Crime & mystery
Fiction in translation

ISBN

9781444700077

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