Silence of the Grave

Silence of the Grave

By Arnaldur Indriðason

  • Release Date : 2007-08-21
  • Genre : Police Procedural
  • FIle Size : 1.23 MB
Score: 4.5
From 39 Ratings


Silence of the Grave "Now Iceland has its own Mankell."
---Holger Kreitling, Die Welt (Germany)

Last year Jar City introduced international crime-writing sensation Arnaldur Indridason to rave reviews and a rousing welcome from American thriller fans. And now, Silence of the Grave, the next in this stunning series has won the coveted Golden Dagger Award. Presented by the British Crime Writers' Association, previous winners of this award include John Le Carre, Minette Walters, Henning Mankell, and James Lee Burke.

In Silence of the Grave, a corpse is found on a hill outside the city of Reykjavík, and Detective Inspector Erlendur Sveinsson and his team think the body may have been buried for some years.

While Erlendur struggles to hold together the crumbling fragments of his own family, slowly but surely he finds out the truth about another unhappy family. Few people are still alive who can tell the tale, but even secrets taken to the grave cannot remain hidden forever.

Destined to be a classic in the world of crime fiction, Silence of the Grave is one of the most accomplished thrillers in recent years.


  • Excellent!

    By Robinjean44
    After just visiting Iceland, I am really enjoying this series. A great author, with a surprising twist at the end. Takk!!
  • Silence of the Grave

    By Trueerror
    What I particularly liked about this book were the relationships between the father and daughter; the father and his girl friend, and how at the very end, the daughter begins to speak. The troubling thoughts of our main character are most human and touching.