Where the Shadows Lie

Author:   Michael Ridpath (Author)
Publisher:   Atlantic Books
Edition:   Main
Volume:   1
ISBN:  

9781848873995


Pages:   416
Publication Date:   01 February 2011
Format:   Paperback
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Amid Iceland's wild, volcanic landscape, rumours swirl of an ancient manuscript containing a long-lost saga about a ring of terrible power. The manuscript, which is believed to have inspired Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, exists . but why is it worth killing for? Untangling murder from myth is Iceland-born, Boston-raised homicide detective Magnus Jonson. Seconded to the Icelandic Police Force for his own protection after he runs afoul of a drug cartel back in Boston, Magnus also has his own reasons for returning to the country of his birth for the first time in nearly two decades - to investigate the unsolved murder of his father. Binding Iceland's landscape and history, secrets and superstitions in a strikingly original plot that will span several volumes, Where the Shadows Lie is a thrilling new series from an established master.

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Author:   Michael Ridpath (Author)
Publisher:   Atlantic Books
Imprint:   Corvus
Edition:   Main
Volume:   1
Dimensions:   Width: 12.00cm , Height: 2.00cm , Length: 12.00cm
Weight:   0.366kg
ISBN:  

9781848873995


ISBN 10:   1848873999
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   01 February 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
Stock availability from the supplier is unknown. We will order it for you and ship this item to you once it is received by us.

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<p>Praise for Where the Shadows Lie and Michael Ridpath: <p> Michael Ridpath is on the war path, trouncing the Scandinavians on their home turf. This is international thriller writing at its best, fine characters, page turning suspense and a great, fresh location. --Peter James, #1 international bestselling author of Dead Like You <p> The latest novel by British crime writer Ridpath is highly imaginative, with a striking setting and a marvelous story... Ridpath does a fine job of immersing us in Icelandic culture, and Magnus, who is the anchor of a proposed series of novels, is a thoroughly fascinating character, not so much a fish out of water as a man reconnecting with his own heritage. Exotic and compelling, a first-class mystery. - Booklist, starred review<p> Ridpath smoothly melds history, legend, and a police procedural in this first of a crime series set in Iceland... Ridpath deftly explores the influence myths have on contemporary, credit-strapped Iceland. -- Publishers Weekly <p> This highly atmospheric and addictive thriller brings in elements that will entice both crime fiction and fantasy readers. If your readers like a treasure-hunting chase, give them this one. With Tolkien groupies, Internet hacking, and revenge, this title has no shortage of appeal. Clearly, Ridpath, the author of eight financial thrillers, has his own trilogy in mind. -- Library Journal, starred review<p> Michael Ridpath's latest offering, Where the Shadows Lie is a tight mix of crime and lore that takes the reader on a journey from crime-ridden streets to the slopes of a mysterious volcano. Fast-paced and well written, Ridpath keeps your attention while exploring 10th century sagas, corrupt policemen, contract killers, fanboys, family secrets, and a magical ring... Ridpath's research into Iceland and its people, customs, and geography, makes the British author seem native. Where the Shadows Lie has a lot going for it and the reward is worth the journey. -- Suspense Ma


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Michael Ridpath spent eight years as a bond trader in the city before giving up his job to write full-time. He lives in north London with his wife and three children.

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