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Rupture. #4 / Ragnar Jónasson ; translated by Quentin Bates.

Ragnar Jónasson, 1976- author. (Author). Bates, Quentin, translator. (Added Author).
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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ada Public Library M RAG (Text) 33500013000542 New Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library M RAG (Text) 33500013000534 New Available -
Red Lake Falls Public Library RAG (Text) 35500006130015 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250193353
  • ISBN: 1250193354
  • ISBN: 9781250193346
  • ISBN: 1250193346
  • Physical Description: xxi, 244 pages : maps ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note: "An Ari Thór thriller" -- Dust jacket.
"First published in Iceland under the title Rof by Verold. Previously published in Great Britain by Orenda Books" -- verso of title page.
Summary, etc.: Hailed for combining the darkness of Nordic Noir with classic mystery writing, author Ragnar Jonasson's books are haunting, atmospheric, and complex. Rupture, the latest Ari Thór thriller, delivers another dark mystery that is chillingly stunning with its complexity and fluidity.
New evidence for a 50-year-old murder surfaces, leading young policeman Ari Thor to reopen the investigation. But even with the help of a news reporter in town to chase a mystery of her own, Siglufjördur is a small town that hangs onto its secrets--no matter the cost. -- adapted from publisher description.
"Young policeman Ari Thór tries to solve a 50-year-old murder when new evidence surfaces. But the case proves difficult in a town where no one wants to know the truth, where secrets are a way of life. He's assisted by Ísrún, a news reporter in Reykjavik who is investigating an increasingly chilling case of her own. Things take a sinister turn when a child goes missing in broad daylight. With a stalker on the loose, and the town in quarantine, the past might just come back to haunt them."-- publisher's description.
1955. Two young couples move to the uninhabited, isolated fjord of Hedinsfjörður. When one of the women meets her death in mysterious circumstances, the case is never solved. Fifty years later an old photograph comes to light, and it becomes clear that the couples may not have been alone on the fjord after all. In nearby Siglufjörður, young policeman Ari Thór tries to piece together what really happened that fateful night. He is assisted by Ísrún, a news reporter in Reykjavik, who is investigating an increasingly chilling case of her own.
Language Note: In English, translated from the Icelandic.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 November #1
    Siglufjördur, Iceland, police officer Ari Thór Arason and ambitious Reykjavik reporter Ísrún return (following Blackout, 2018) to investigate a mystery woven into local lore and a scandal linking Iceland's prime minister to murder. Siglufjördur, in Iceland's far north, is quarantined after a tourist succumbs to a deadly, highly contagious virus. With the town's residents reluctant to venture out, Ari Thór has few peacekeeping demands. So, when a beloved local, Hédinn, asks Ari Thór to help identify a mysterious teenager in an old family photograph, he welcomes the diversion. Soon, Ari Thór is immersed in a mystery; around the time the photo was taken, Hédinn's aunt, Jórunn, died after accidentally ingesting rat poison. Ari Thór's investigation into the locals' stories about Hédinn's isolated family farm reveals unanswered questions, including whether the teen could have had a role in Jórunn's death. Against the backdrop of the quarantine and the contrasting bustle of Ísrún's Reykjavik investigation, Ari Thór's dive into haunting oral history cloaks Siglufjördur in eeriness; evocative Nordic crime fiction. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

RAGNAR JONASSON was born in Iceland and works as an Attorney at Law and writer in Reykjavik. Before embarking on a writing career, Ragnar translated fourteen Agatha Christie novels into Icelandic. Ragnar is the co-founder of the Reykjavik international crime writing festival Iceland Noir. He has appeared on panels at various crime fiction festivals, including Bouchercon and Left Coast Crime in the US. Ragnar lives in Reykjavik with his wife and two daughters. Rupture is the fourth book in his Ari Thor thriller series.

Subject: Cold cases (Criminal investigation) > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Iceland > Fiction.
Police > Iceland > Fiction.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / International Crime & Mystery.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural.
FICTION / Thrillers / Crime.
Police > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Iceland > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Suspense fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)

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