Silence of the Grave (Inspector Erlendur #4) by Arnaldur Indriðason

Silence of the Grave (Inspector Erlendur #4)

Inspector Erlendur returns in this gripping Icelandic thriller When a skeleton is discovered half-buried in a construction site outside of Reykjavík, Inspector Erlendur finds himself knee-deep in both a crime scene and an archeological dig. Bone by bone, the body is unearthed, and the brutalizing history of a family who lived near the building site comes to light along with it. Was the skeleton a man or a woman, a victim or a killer, and is this...


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TitleSilence of the Grave (Inspector Erlendur #4)
ISBN9780312340711
Author
Release DateOct 3rd, 2006
PublisherMinotaur Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Crime, Fiction, Thriller, European Literature, Scandinavian Literature
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Reviews Silence of the Grave (Inspector Erlendur #4)

  • Jim Fonseca
    2017-10-14
    We get right into it with the first sentence “He knew at once it was a human bone, when he took it from the baby who was sitting on the floor chewing it.”A skeleton is uncovered at a construction site for a new housing development outside of Reykjavik. The excavation of the skeleton is turned over to a crew from the university: a professor and some anthropology students. This takes weeks. Initially we don’t even know if it is a male or fema...
  • Raya راية
    2017-01-20
    "الجريمة جريمة، بغض النظر عن السنوات التي انقضت على اقترافها. وإذا كانت هذه جريمة، إذاً يجب أن نكتشف ما حدث، ومن لقي حتفه، ولماذا، ومن كان القاتل" عظمة من هيكل عظمي وُجدت بمحض الصدفة، وأماطت اللثام عن حقيقة سوداء في حياة عائلة بائسة، وأسرار قديمة من...
  • Araz Goran
    2015-02-01
    تلك القبور الصامتة التي أصبحت عظام أصحابها تراباً كم من مآسي والآم وقصص بؤس وعذاب تحمل في طياتها ،كم تحكي من فظائع وقسوة ،وقصص تجد لو أنها دُفنت مع تلك العظيم الرميم لكان الأمر أهون وكمحاولة أخيرة لسد ذلك الجرح النازف الذي طالما كان سبباً في تأجييج...
  • Sherif Metwaly
    2016-12-12
    رواية جريمة بوليسية، إيقاعها يتفاوت بين البطء الشديد والسرعة المثيرة، ما يميزها عن أي رواية جريمة قرأتها هو البعد الانساني والاجتماعي للقصة، فعادةً ما تكون روايات الجريمة ذات بُعد واحد والمتمثل في الجريمة ذاتها محور القصة الأوحد والأساسي؛ لكن ه...
  • Ema
    2013-07-15
    When I was a teenager, I was a big fan of detective novels, to the effect that I was contemplating the possibility of joining the Police force. I was even conducting my own investigations. When I was around 14, I liked a boy from church who was older than me. I found out his name, where he lived, that he had a sister and other information. I even followed him once. Then, one Sunday after the sermon, I approached him and blurted out everything I h...
  • Nancy Oakes
    2008-11-18
    Don't pick this one up if you want something warm and fuzzy -- it's definitely the opposite. But then again, it's gloominess somehow seems a propos, considering not only the main story here, but the ongoing story of Erlandur Sveinsson, the main character here. He's not a happy man, nor does he have any reason to be -- his children hate him, his ex-wife lies about him and he's got ghosts from his past that continually haunt him. But as a detective...
  • Anna
    2016-07-11
    Θες λίγο το euro και η εθνική ομάδα της χώρας, μαζί με όλα τα αφιερώματα που την ακολουθούσαν, θες λίγο ότι πάντα μου προκαλούσε το ενδιαφέρον (και εδώ και χρόνια ονειρεύομαι ένα ταξίδι εκεί), θες ότι και το βιβλίο το είχα βάλει από καιρό στο μάτι, ε, ήγ...
  • Yousra
    2013-01-11
    حسنا ... هو التعارف الأول واللقاء الأول مع الأدب الأيسلندي في فرع من فروع الأدب له شعبية كبيرة وهو أدب الجريمةجريمة تقود للنبش في الماضي لن أستطيع التحدث عن تفاصيل القصة حتى لا احرقها ولكنني عموما استطعت تخمين سير الرواية منذ نقطة مبكرةالرواية حزين...
  • 3houd
    2012-12-01
    منذ فترة طويلة لم أقرأ رواية تعجبني إلى هذا الحد.القصة تحكي عن جثة مدفونة يُعثر عليها بالصدفة. كوني ضليعة بالروايات البوليسية استنتجت هوية الشخصية المدفونة بعد عدة فصول فقط و كان استنتاجي صحيحا, للأسف صعب جدا أن تفاجئني رواية بوليسية :(يتم تحديد عم...
  • Heba
    2017-12-27
    رواية بوليسية تعكس جانب مظلم من الحياة تعيشه الكثير من اﻷسر التي يعاني ابنائها من قسوة الأب و كيف يكيل للأم قدرا لا حد له من الكراهية والعدائية يقتل روحها وأرواح الأبناء بالخوف والقلق الدائم ...الترقب لما سيحدث لاحقا...وهل سيكون اسوأ ؟؟...هنالك أمهات...
  • Rachel Hall
    2018-01-12
    The routinely glum Reykavík based Inspector Erlendur Sveinsson is a man for whom the past weighs heavy on her shoulders, from the childhood loss of his brother in a blizzard to his complicated relationships with the children he walked out on decades earlier. Introspective at the best of times, the discovery of a human skeleton on the Grafarholt hill that has been revealed by the building work on the fringes of an ever expanding Reykavík takes h...
  • Chrissa Vasileiou
    2017-08-05
    Περισσότερο από αστυνομικό μυθιστόρημα, η "Σιωπή του τάφου" είναι ένα απίστευτο κοινωνικό μυθιστόρημα που αφορά μία από τις χειρότερες μάστιγες κι ένα από τα μεγαλύτερα ταμπού (δυστυχώς) που επιβιώνει έως και τη σημερινή 'μοντέρνα' εποχή μας: την ...
  • Tim Orfanos
    2018-08-22
    Σίγουρα, πρόκειται για το πιο σκληρό και σοκαριστικό μυθιστόρημα του Indridason, το οποίο επιδρά πάνω στον αναγνώστη καί μετά την ολοκλήρωση του. Δεν είναι τυχαίο που βραβεύτηκε με το CWA Gold Dagger και το Glass Key, ωστόσο προκαλεί ανάμεικτα συναισθήματα.Ο Indridas...
  • Fatema Hassan , bahrain
    2015-04-01
    قراءة أولى ل الكاتب الآيسلندي إرنالدور اندريداسون ، رواية صمت القبر تعتبر كلمة أدبية تُعنى بانفتاح الذهن على طرق التصدي للعنف الجسدي و النفسي و تكميم الإرادة و الأفعال، هذه الرواية لمن يحركهم النضج، لمن يقدرون قيمة الإستقرار ويرفضون كافة أشكال ا...
  • Omnya
    2016-12-12
    لأ أستطيع حقًا أن أقول شيئًا بدون حرق الأحداث لأحدهم لكنني سأكتفي بالقول أن أرنالدور قد أصبح أحد كُتابي المُفضلين وهذا ماكنت أكرره طوال قرائتي لهذة الرواية
  • Patryx
    2018-06-20
    Lo schema rimane sempre lo stesso: persone scomparse (non immaginavo che in Islanda la persona scomparse fossero così numerose!), disagio sociale, difficili (per usare un eufemismo) rapporti familiari. Questa volta l'autore ci porta nell'Islanda della seconda guerra mondiale e, a differenza degli altri libri della serie, l'aspetto emotivo dei personaggi emerge con maggior vigore (eh, sempre in relazione all'analfabetismo emozionale di base dei v...
  • Cathleen
    2013-06-27
    Erlendur Sveinsson must be the only person in Iceland who prefers the “heavy, dark” days of winter over the “bright,” “frivolous” days of summer. Then again, that’s not so surprising. His dour disposition would make Edinburgh’s Rebus, Oxford’s Morse, or Ystad’s Wallander look like the cheery court of a homecoming princess. He has reason to be depressed. Estranged from his grown children, hated by his ex-wife, and guilt-ridden ...
  • Gorgona Grim
    2016-07-11
    Jedan od osam (za sada) naslova koje je Booka izdala u svojoj ediciji Žanr je i priča "Grobna tišina" Arnaldura Indridasona koja prati inspektora Erlendura i njegove kolege u rasvetljavanju zločina. Kost biva nađena sasvim slučajno od strane dečaka koji se igrao na gradilištu sa drugarima i ispitivanje tla počinje momentalno, brzo dajući rezultate. Ispostavlja se da je nađeno telo u zemlji provelo više desetina godina. Kako bi dokazi ...
  • Jean
    2018-06-11
    Silence of the Grave, the fourth installment of Arnaldur Indriðason’s Inspector Erlendur series, is sneaky good. Rather than hitting you over the head with a sudden, grisly murder and in-depth character studies, the story unfolds so slowly that you might wonder if there really was a crime at all.It begins when a medical student spots a toddler gnawing on what appears to be an old bone while he waits for his younger brother at a child’s birth...
  • Sue
    2012-05-27
    Excellent follow-up to Jar City. Earlier themes and character development continue to advance while a new cold case, involving bones found in a hillside, provides an interesting mystery. This time Erlendur is more open to the reader. There is now a background to his sadness and his behavior. "Maybe I should have done that long ago, to come to terms with the life that was saved and give it a purpose. But that didn't happen...We all have our burden...
  • Sarah ~
    2012-06-27
    أجمل روايات الكاتب الآيسلندي Arnaldur Indriðason ..بداية مشوقة وغريبة .. و نهاية قد تكون متوقعة ولكنها بالتأكيد كانت جميلة ..وسير الأحداث كان بطيئا بعض الشيء ولكن يشفع للكاتب الإنتقال بشكل سلس ومدهش بين الماضي والحاضر ..المحقق الرئيسي تعجبني شخصيته هو قد يكو...
  • Dolceluna
    2017-09-03
    Grigio, freddo, cupo.E buio, molto buio.Se capitassi in questo romanzo di Indriðason non vedrei altro che terra nera e cielo plumbeo, ovunque, dentro e fuori di me. Ho sempre immaginato l'Islanda come una terra buia, fredda e selvaggia, uno scenario che dunque si adatta alla perfezione alla gelida e barbara storia narrata dall'autore: quella della mano di uno scheletro che spunta dal terreno di una fredda collina e le cui tracce si perdono nel p...
  • Judy
    2016-10-18
    Crime fiction doesn't get much less cosy than this. I'd been nervous about trying Nordic noir, thinking it would be too depressing - but, although this book is just as bleak and dark as I expected, I found it a compelling read. The story begins as a buried skeleton is discovered on a building site. As archaeologists slowly dig it up, but it becomes apparent that the bones are the remains of a crime committed during the Second World War. Even thou...
  • Đorđe Bajić
    2014-10-13
    Ediciji Žanr beogradske Booke priključen je još jedan kvalitetan naslov – islandski krimić „Grobna tišina“, delo Arnaldura Indridasona, pisca čiju smo odličnu „Močvaru“ imali prilike da, zahvaljujući istom izdavaču, čitamo prošle godine. Četiri romana do sada objavljena u Bookinoj ediciji Žanr su zaista izuzetna. Herisovi „Kad jaganjci utihnu“ i Levinova „Rozmarina beba“ su klasici, o njihovom kvalitetu i značaju ...
  • Antonomasia
    2014-10-18
    These are addictive; it's wonderful, and a near-forgotten pleasure, to devour books reflexively as I did when I was a kid. I've been moving the next one in this series from room to room for the past couple of days whilst I make myself finish a couple of other things first. I saw a review of another series (Ruth Galloway - after the archaeological element in Silence of the Grave - more archaeological mysteries really appeal) and the poster said th...
  • ESRAA MOHAMED
    2018-07-02
    رواية مؤلمة تناقش ماهو أبشع من قتل الجسد .. قتل الروح ..."الجريمة جريمة، بغض النظر عن السنوات التي انقضت على اقترافها. وإذا كانت هذه جريمة، إذاً يجب أن نكتشف ما حدث، ومن لقي حتفه، ولماذا، ومن كان القاتل"يلاحظ طالب طب عظمة بشرية تلهو بها فتاة تبلغ من ال...
  • João Carlos
    2014-04-30
    “A Mulher de Verde” do escritor islândes Arnaldur Indridason, o quarto livro da série com o inspector Erlendur, foi editado em Portugal, em 2014, depois de serem editados “A Voz” (inspector Erlendur #5) (2011) e “O Mistério do Lago” (inspector Erlendur #6) (2013), enquanto que o “desaparecido” “Laços de Sangue” (inspector Erlendur #3) foi impresso em 2006 – livro que não li. Esta confusão editorial reflecte, por vezes,...
  • Leslie
    2013-04-11
    Excellent mystery - couldn't put it down!! I love the way Indriðason interwove the present and the past, and I felt the amount of personal life given about Erlendur Sveinsson was good. I am not a big fan of detective novels with a large amount of personal story, preferring the plot to focus on the case at hand, but in this instance the personal story served to humanize Erlendur and had some parallels to the case. The domestic violence described,...
  • Tânia Tanocas
    2017-10-25
    Opinião em breve... ;)
  • Rita Costa (Lusitania Geek)
    2017-08-12
    It was an easy read, but I didn't got surprised neither too attach by the story (which is why i took longer to read this book). It was a good book, there were some interesting parts I didn't know about Iceland and also to see who killed that mysterious corpse buried underneath an old shelter for many years. 3 ⭐ It was an easy read, but I didn't got surprised neither too attach by the story (which is why i took longer to read this book). It wa...