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The Creak on the Stairs

The Creak on the Stairs

Author(s): Eva Björg Ægisdóttir

Location(s): Akranes

Genre(s): Crime, Mystery

Era(s): Late 20th Century and 2017



When a body of a woman is discovered at a lighthouse in the Icelandic town of Akranes, it soon becomes clear that she’s no stranger to the area.

Chief Investigating Officer Elma, who has returned to Akranes following a failed relationship, and her collegues Sævar and Hörður commence an uneasy investigation which uncovers a shocking secret in the dead woman’s past that continues to reverberate in the present day.

But as Elma and her team make a series of discoveries, they bring to light a host of long-hidden crimes that shake the entire community. Sifting through the rubble of the townspeople’s shattered memories, they have to dodge increasingly serious threats and find justice…before it’s too late.

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Author: Tina Hartas

4.5* This is a debut and a hugely competently put together story – a great addition to the Icelandic Noir stable. I was delighted to listen to the book as an Audiobook because the...

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