In keeping with the season - we visit Iceland this month, by reading & discussing Yrsa Sigurdardottir's crime novel, Last Rituals. The Sunday Express describes it as "an intricately plotted tale that keeps the reader guessing whodunnit, or indeed whether it was murder at all, right until the very end."/
At a university in Reykjavík, the body of a young German student is discovered, his eyes cut out and strange symbols carved into his chest. Police waste no time in making an arrest, but the victim’s family isn’t convinced that the right man is in custody. They ask Thóra Guðmundsdóttir, an attorney and single mother of two, to investigate. It isn’t long before Thóra and her associate, Matthew Reich, uncover the deceased student’s obsession with Iceland’s grisly history of torture, execution, and witch hunts. But there are very contemporary horrors hidden in the long, cold shadow of dark traditions. And for two suddenly endangered investigators, nothing is quite what it seems … and no one can be trusted. — Courtesy of Goodreads
Please join us for a crime discussion set in an area as unique (& cold!) as those of the "Scandinavian Noir" books we've been reading.
Discussion starts at 7:00 p.m. and we will be meeting on Thursday, Dec. 18th in the Group Study Room. - PLEASE NOTE: This is a date change from our bookmarks!