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Last Rituals 

Last Rituals (2007)
(The first book in the Thóra Gudmundsdóttir series)
A novel by Yrsa Sigurðardóttir

 

"Dark, deep and icy as an Icelandic fjord; this is a rich and rewarding debut novel of ancient mysteries and very modern murder."
Mark Billingham


The spellbinding debut and international sensation being published in thirty countries featuring Thóra Gudmundsdóttir, a smart, sexy lawyer and investigator whose hunt for a modern murderer points to a very odd—and evil—chapter in Iceland's past.

After the body of a young German student—with his eyes cut out and strange symbols carved into his chest—is discovered at a university in Reykjavík, the police waste no time in making an arrest. The victim's family isn't convinced they have the right man, however, so they ask Thóra Gudmundsdóttir, attorney and single mother of two, to investigate. The fee is considerable—more than enough to make things a bit easier for the struggling lawyer and her children.

It's not long before Thóra and Matthew Reich, her new associate, discover something unusual about the deceased student: He had been obsessed with the country's grisly history of torture, execution, and witch hunts—a topic made all the more peculiar by the fact that unlike witch hunts in other countries, those in Iceland had targeted men . . . not women.

As Thóra and Matthew dig deeper, they make the connection between long-bygone customs and the student's murder. But the shadow of dark traditions conceals secrets in both the past and the present, and the investigators soon realize that nothing is as it seems . . . and that no one can be trusted.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

January 2008 : Hardback
Title: Last Rituals
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
ISBN: 0340920602 / 9780340920602 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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September 2007 : Hardback
Title: Last Rituals: An Icelandic Novel of Secret Symbols, Medieval Witchcraft, and Modern Murder
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
ISBN: 0061143367 / 9780061143366 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

March 2009 : Paperback
Title: Last Rituals: A Novel of Suspense
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
ISBN: 0061143375 / 9780061143373 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
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January 2009 : Paperback
Title: Last Rituals
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
ISBN: 0340920637 / 9780340920633 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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January 2009 : Perfect Paperback
Title: Last Rituals
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
ISBN: 0340918802 / 9780340918807 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton Ltd.
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2008 : Paperback
Title: Last Rituals
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
ISBN: 0340920610 / 9780340920619 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Kindle Editions

October 2009 : Kindle edition
Title: Last Rituals
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
ISBN: B003LPV136
Publisher: Hodder
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2007 : Kindle edition
Title: Last Rituals
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
ISBN: B000W9161G
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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