The Flatey Engima

The Flatey Engima

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Near a deserted island off the western coast of Iceland in 1960, the dawning of spring brings new life for the local wildlife. But for the body discovered by three seal hunters, winter is a matter of permanence. After it is found to be a missing Danish cryptographer, the ensuing investigation uncovers a mysterious link between the researcher and a medieval manuscript known as The Book of Flatey .

Before long another body is found on the tiny island. This time, in the ancient Viking tradition, the victim's back has been mutilated with the so-called blood eagle. Kjartan, the district magistrate's representative sent to investigate the crime, soon finds himself descending into a dark, dangerous world of ancient legends, symbolism, and secret societies to find a killer.

Nominated for the prestigious Glass Key award for Nordic crime fiction, The Flatey Enigma will keep you guessing until Kjartan has cracked the code.

Publisher: Las Vegas, NV : AmazonCrossing, 2012.
ISBN: 9781611090970
Characteristics: 337 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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Oct 18, 2013

It is a little slow at times, and perhaps something has been lost in translation. It can also be a little complicated with the plot structure and all of the foreign names. Sometimes you have to flip back and sort out who exactly is who. Not a criticism, but sometimes a complication in reading translated stories.

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