Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, geb. 1963, ist eine sehr bekannte isländische Autorin von Thrillern, Krimis und Kinderbüchern. Teilweise hatte ich diese Bücher schon vorgestellt, jetzt gibt es aber Band 1 bis 5 für jeweils 99 Cent.
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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…
Der erster Thriller der Serie. „Given the dark subject matter, this is a surprisingly funny book… a quirky and interesting read.“ (Guardian) (145 Rezensionen / 3,8 Sterne), 436 Seiten noch günstig?
A grisly murder is committed at a health resort situated in a recently renovated farmhouse, which turns out to be notorious for being haunted. Attorney Thora Gudmundsdottir is called upon by the owner of the resort – the prime suspect in the case – to represent him. Her investigations uncover some very disturbing occurrences at the farm decades earlier – things that have never before seen the light of day . . .
Buch 2 der Serie. „Yrsa Sigurdardottir brilliantly conjures an atmosphere of creeping menace and unreality.“ (Guardian) (81 Rezensionen / 4,0 Sterne), 468 Seiten noch günstig?
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?‘
Buch 3 der Serie. „This is a complicated story with many twists. It is written with great knowledge of the subject, the Westermann Islands in Iceland, in particular the eruption in 1973.“ (Leser) (78 Rezensionen / 4,1 Sterne), 468 Seiten noch günstig?
When all contact is lost with two Icelanders working in a harsh and sparsely populated area on the northeast coast of Greenland, Thora is hired to investigate. Is there any connection with the woman who vanished from the site some months earlier? Why are the locals so hostile? And could one of the team staying at the site with Thora be responsible for the disappearances?
Buch 4 der Serie. „A good combination of atmospheric description of the landscape and of the people with a totally mystifying story combining history and human interest.“ (Leserin) (57 Rezensionen / 3,6 Sterne), 436 Seiten noch günstig?
A young man with Down’s Syndrome has been convicted of burning down his care home and killing five people, but a fellow inmate at his secure psychiatric unit has hired Thora to prove Jakob is innocent. If he didn’t do it, who did? And how is the multiple murder connected to the death of Magga, killed in a hit and run on her way to babysit?
Buch 5 der Serie. „Yrsa Sigurdardottir brilliantly conjures an atmosphere of creeping menace and unreality.“ (Guardian) (90 Rezensionen / 4,2 Sterne), 337 Seiten noch günstig?