My Soul to Take

My Soul to Take

A Novel of Iceland

Book - 2009
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"Top notch crime fiction."

--Boston Globe

American readers first met Icelandic lawyer and investigator Th#65533;ra Gudmundsd#65533;ttir in Last Rituals. In My Soul to Take, internationally acclaimed author Yrsa Sigurdard#65533;ttir plunges her intrepid heroine into even graver peril, in a riveting thriller set against the harsh landscape of Smila's Sense of Snow territory. A darkly witty and continually surprising suspense tale that places Yrsa Sigurdard#65533;ttir firmly in the ranks of Sue Grafton, Tess Gerritsen, Faye Kellerman and other top mystery writers, My Soul to Take is ingenious Scandinavian noir on a par with the works of Henning Mankell and Arnaldur Indridason. Stieg Larsson (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) fans should also take note.

Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2009.
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780061143380
0061143383
Branch Call Number: M YRSA SIG
Characteristics: 346 pages ; 24 cm.

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maipenrai
Nov 05, 2016

SECOND BOOK IN THE Thóra Gudmundsdóttir series

CMLibrary_csmith Jan 27, 2016

In this second mystery featuring Icelandic lawyer Thora, an architect is murdered and Thora is asked to investigate. Although she is attempting to uncover paranormal activity at an old farmhouse, now Thora must investigate the murder instead. While exploring the farmhouse for possible clues, Thora becomes convinced that the farmhouse is indeed haunted. Thora's love interest, Matthew, returns to help solve the murder. After a second murder, they must now try to solve the two murders and determine a possible connection. Could it be the heirs of the farmhouse, someone at the resort where Thora is staying or were the murders politically motivated? It seems everywhere they turn there is a possible suspect. Fast paced and with a good dose of Icelandic history, this is a fun and thrilling read.

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StarGladiator
Aug 24, 2013

The second in a series by the inestimable Lady of Nordic Noir, Yrsa Sigurdardottir. A low key, suspense mystery, with a most lovable main character and her everyday family foibles. For the true mystery fan. (Icelandic pronunciation of her last name: sirisdottir)

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pitkerro
Mar 10, 2012

Icelandic authors seem to share the dark sensibilities of the more popular Scandinavian mystery authors. Gloom and misery and tortured family relationships abound; as do undeveloped characters and straying plotlines.

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booksbooks1
Dec 07, 2011

Poorly plotted, needs copy editor!

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lpreston214
Jul 11, 2011

When one of her clients asks her to investigate ghosts at his resort hotel lawyer Thora Gudmunsdottir is skeptical but sends her young daughter and soon-to-be a father 16-year-old son to their father and heads out to rural Iceland. Soon a couple of bodies have turned up and also a mystery from the past. Lots of stuff to investigate, people to question, all the while Thora must take time to get enough to eat, deal with crises at home (with only spotty cell phone reception), deal with language barriers and occasionally snuggle with her German boyfriend from Last Rituals. Not a brain busting mystery but fun and a bit different from the usual.

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