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New York : Minotaur Books, 2013.
First U.S. edition.
330 pages ; 25 cm
An Inspector Erlendur novel
Arnaldur Indriðason, 1961- Inspector Erlendur novel.
Translation of: Svörtuloft.
"A Thomas Dunne book."
A man is making a crude leather mask with an iron spike fixed in the middle of the forehead. It is a "death mask," once used by Icelandic farmers to slaughter calves, and he has revenge in mind. Meanwhile, a school reunion has left Inspector Erlendur's colleague Sigurdur Óli unhappy with life in the police force. When a favor to a friend goes wrong and a woman dies before his eyes, Óli has a murder investigation on his hands.