Murder at the Residence

Murder at the Residence

Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 28/08/2023
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Synopsis

With a sharp tongue and a moral compass all of her own, Stella Blómkvist has a talent for attracting trouble and she’s as at home in the corridors of power as in the dark corners of Reykjavík’s underworld. It’s New Year and Iceland is still reeling from the effects of the financial crash when a notorious financier is found beaten to death after a high-profile reception at the President’s residence. The police are certain they have the killer – or do they? Determined to get to the truth, maverick lawyer Stella Blómkvist isn’t so sure. A stripper disappears from one of city's seediest nightspots, and nobody but Stella seems interested in finding her. A drug mule cooling his heels in a prison cell refuses to speak to anyone but Stella – although she’s never heard of him. An old man makes a deathbed confession and request for Stella to find the family he lost long ago. Stella Blómkvist delivers an explosive mix of murder, intrigue and surprise, and is one of Iceland's best-loved crime series.

  • Publisher: Corylus Books
  • ISBN: 9781739298920
  • Number of pages: 270
  • Dimensions: 200 x 130 x 15 mm

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Murder at the Residence
Fiendish plotting and a feisty lead character
The novel is set in 2009 and Iceland’s economic miracle, which had foundations on the quicksand of speculative investment banking, has crashed. Bankruptcy ... READ MORE
Peter Fleming
Murder at the Residence
Meet Stella!
I've been eager to share this review, as the book's central character is something of a paradox. In the years after the financial crash, as Icelandic soc... READ MORE
Blue Book Balloon
Murder at the Residence
stand out read
I love Icelandic fiction and this up there with some of the best I have read, from the opening pages I was captivated by the writing A perfect blend of ... READ MORE
Andy  wormald