Nel gelo della notte polare sferzata dal vento e dalla pioggia, Herjólfur, il nuovo ispettore capo della polizia di Siglufjördur, viene ucciso a sangue freddo in una casa abbandonata, alle porte della città. Per quale motivo si trovava lì a quell'ora, in un luogo su cui da anni circolano strane storie relative a crimini, antichi e nuovi? Ad affiancare Ari Thór nella caccia al colpevole arriva da Reykjavík anche Tómas, il suo vecchio superiore: la morte di un polizotto è una faccenda molto delicata, e a quanto pare, in quel piccolo centro di pescatori affacciato su un fiordo del Nord dell'Islanda, sono in tanti ad avere qualcosa da nascondere. L'inchiesta tocca la politica locale e si scontra con i boss del posto, che portano avanti i loro equivoci affari col tacito consenso di tutti. Passo dopo passo, viene alla luce anche una scia di soprusi e violenza che sembra attraversare l'intero paese, da sud a nord, oggi come nel passato. E mentre il sole si prepara a sparire dietro le montagne per due lunghi mesi, la comunità di Siglufjördur sente di aver perso per sempre la tranquillità, e con essa la propria innocenza.
- ISBN: 8829708356
- Casa Editrice: Marsilio
- Pagine: 240
- Data di uscita: 20-05-2021
”At last they gave me a pencil and a notebook.It’s an old yellow pencil, badly sharpened, and an old notebook that someone has already used, the first few pages untidily ripped out. Had someone else already tried to put into words their difficulties and their helplessness, just as I’m doing? Maybe t Leggi tutto
Nightblind is a tricky book to review; if you chose to read this after Blackout then none of the spoilers ruined any plot twists and you are continuing in somewhat of a chronological order. This was the shortest book in the series so far; at only 206 pages I can’t give away much in terms of plot, bu Leggi tutto
It has been five years since Ari Thor has come to Siglufjordur, and he now feels more comfortable in the village and his job as a policeman. His personal life has changed as well, but lately that has been a bit bumpy. He is out with the flu, when his superior is shot at the site of an old house, tha Leggi tutto
4 stars Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for sending me this ebook. It takes place during the bleak, dark winter of Siglufjordur, in northern Iceland. I read this book because I spent 3 nights in Siglufordur as part of a Iceland land tour last summer. It is a lovely little town that had a thrivi Leggi tutto
This is the second offering in Jónasson’s Icelandic noir series featuring Ari Thór Arason. Ari Thór and Herjólfur are the only two police officers working in Siglufjörður, the northernmost town on the Iceland mainland. So when Herjólfur is shot at point-blank range, it stuns the 1300 residents. Who Leggi tutto
For some strange reason the English publication order differs from the original, I’d assumed that this was the second in the series (as listed on Goodreads) but in actual fact it’s the fifth! It can be enjoyed as a stand-alone adventure but the fact that it’s set 5 years after the events of Snowblind Leggi tutto
Iceland is a country known for its arts and culture, liberal social attitudes, education, natural wonders, and low crime rate. It is also has the fifteenth highest level of gun ownership in the world per capita. When a police officer is shot one night in Siglufjörður, exactly one-half of the police Leggi tutto
The entire country of Iceland is shocked by the shooting of Inspector Herjólfur in the small town of Siglufjörður. The inspector has been shot down outside an abandoned house with a violent history. Ari Thór Arason , the policeman, who missed out on the promotion to inspector that went to Herjólfur, Leggi tutto
As in Snowblind , the once quiet streets of Siglufjörður are bloodied by murder, this time of Inspector Herjólfur, who is responding to the tip off of a drug deal in a spooky house at the far edge of town. Recovering from flu and in the midst of some serious relationship problems, Ari Thor gets outsi Leggi tutto
I sincerely wish I spoke Icelandic so I could read this series in its proper order. This one is a fast forward into the future. We miss a series of events that left off in book one with Ari Thor's personal life. His professional life is also slightly different; Tomas is gone and Ari was passed up o
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