When a lonely old man is found dead in his Reykjavík flat, the only clues are a cryptic note left by the killer and a photograph of a young girl’s grave. Inspector Erlendur discovers that many years ago the victim was accused, but not convicted, of an unsolved crime, a rape. Did the old man’s past come back to haunt him? As Erlendur reopens this very cold case, he follows a trail of unusual forensic evidence, uncovering secrets that are much larger than the murder of one old man.
An international sensation, the Inspector Erlendur series has sold more than two million copies worldwide.
Original Icelandic title: Mýrin (“The Bog” published in Iceland in 2000)
Translated into English from Icelandic by Bernard Scudder.
Reviews of Jar City:
- Kirkus Reviews, October 11th, 2005
Jar City Awards and Nominations:
- Winner of the 2002 Glasnyckeln (Glass Key) Award by members of Skandinaviska Kriminalsällskapet (Crime Writers of Scandinavia)