The spellbinding debut and international sensation being published in thirty countries featuring Thóra Gudmundsdóttir, a smart, sexy lawyer and investigator whose hunt for a modern murderer points to a very odd—and evil—chapter in Iceland's past
After the body of a young German student—with his eyes cut out and strange symbols carved into his chest—is discovered at a university in Reykjavík, the police waste no time in making an arrest. The victim's family isn't convinced they have the right man, however, so they ask Thóra Gudmundsdóttir, attorney and single mother of two, to investigate. The fee is considerable—more than enough to make things a bit easier for the struggling lawyer and her children.
It's not long before Thóra and Matthew Reich, her new associate, discover something unusual about the deceased student: He had been obsessed with the country's grisly history of torture, execution, and witch hunts—a topic made all the more peculiar by the fact that unlike witch hunts in other countries, those in Iceland had targeted men . . . not women.
As Thóra and Matthew dig deeper, they make the connection between long-bygone customs and the student's murder. But the shadow of dark traditions conceals secrets in both the past and the present, and the investigators soon realize that nothing is as it seems . . . and that no one can be trusted.
|Grouped Work ID||3c7852e7-8ff4-dce3-8997-48bd90c0e6e8|
|Grouping Title||last rituals|
|Grouping Author||yrsa sigurðardóttir|
|Last Grouping Update||2018-10-03 04:49:02AM|
|Last Indexed||2018-10-15 04:52:21AM|
|auth_author2||Scudder, Bernard, 1954-2007.|
|detailed_location_arlington||Central Detectives, Shirlington Detectives|
|display_description||Attorney Thóra Guomundsdottir and her new partner, Matthew Reich, journey to a remote corner of Iceland to investigate how the murder of a German student may be connected to the victim's interest in witchcraft.|
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|owning_library_arlington||Arlington Public Library, Aurora Hills, Central, Cherrydale, Columbia Pike, Connection Crystal City, Detention Center, Glencarlyn, Local History, Plaza, Shirlington, Westover|
|record_details||ils:.b12839760|Book|Books|First U.S. edition.|English|William Morrow,||314 pages ; 24.|
|series||Thora Gudmundsdottir novels|
|series_with_volume||Thora Gudmundsdottir novels|1|
|subject_facet||Blood accusation -- Iceland -- Fiction, Murder -- Investigation -- Iceland -- Fiction, Reykjavík (Iceland) -- Fiction, Secrets -- Fiction, Thóra Gudmundsdóttir (Fictitious character) -- Fiction, Women lawyers -- Iceland -- Reykjavík -- Fiction|
|title_full||Last rituals / Yrsa Sigurdardóttir ; translated from the Icelandic by Bernard Scudder|