Where the Shadows Lie

Author:   Michael Ridpath (Author)
Publisher:   Atlantic Books
Edition:   Open Market Edition
ISBN:  

9780857891501


Pages:   416
Publication Date:   01 February 2011
Format:   Paperback
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Amid Iceland's wild, volcanic landscape, rumours swirl of an eight-hundred-year-old manuscript inscribed with a long-lost saga about a ring of terrible power. A rediscovered saga alone would be worth a fortune, but, if the rumours can be believed, there is something much more valuable about this one. Something worth killing for. Something that will cost Professor Agnar Haraldsson his life. 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 - the unsolved murder of his father. And as Magnus is about to discover, the past casts a long shadow in Iceland. Binding Iceland's landscape and history, secrets and superstitions in a strikingly original plot that will span several volumes, Where the Shadows Lie is the first in a thrilling new series from an established master.

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Author:   Michael Ridpath (Author)
Publisher:   Atlantic Books
Imprint:   Corvus
Edition:   Open Market Edition
Dimensions:   Width: 11.10cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 17.80cm
Weight:   0.225kg
ISBN:  

9780857891501


ISBN 10:   0857891502
Pages:   416
Publication Date:   01 February 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Well done, Michael Ridpath... This is a clever blend of murder mystery, myth and up-to-the-minute mayhem. The Times Never fail[s] to deliver satisfaction and excitement Daily Mail Ridpath has that read-on factor that sets bestsellers apart Guardian The plotting and pacing are all one could wish for Scotland on Sunday Sheer entertainment... Michael Ridpath provides a master-class in how it's done Observer 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 Enriched by numerous details about long-lost secrets, arcane and super-natural lore and the extraordinary terrain of Iceland... a good story set in a fascinating place Literary Review A superbly entertaining thriller...Ridpath has another hit on his hands -- Mike Ripley Shots Magazine This highly atmospheric and addictive thriller brings in elements that will entice both crime fiction and fantasy readers. With Tolkien groupies, Internet hacking, and revenge, this title has no shortage of appeal. Library Journal (starred review)


Well done, Michael Ridpath... This is a clever blend of murder mystery, myth and up-to-the-minute mayhem. * The Times * Never fail[s] to deliver satisfaction and excitement * Daily Mail * Ridpath has that read-on factor that sets bestsellers apart * Guardian * The plotting and pacing are all one could wish for * Scotland on Sunday * Sheer entertainment... Michael Ridpath provides a master-class in how it's done * Observer * 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 Enriched by numerous details about long-lost secrets, arcane and super-natural lore and the extraordinary terrain of Iceland... a good story set in a fascinating place * Literary Review * A superbly entertaining thriller...Ridpath has another hit on his hands -- Mike Ripley * Shots Magazine * This highly atmospheric and addictive thriller brings in elements that will entice both crime fiction and fantasy readers. With Tolkien groupies, Internet hacking, and revenge, this title has no shortage of appeal. * Library Journal (starred review) *


Author Information

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. Visit his website at www.michaelridpath.com.

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