Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 464 Pages, 6.3 × 8.66 × 0.39 in
Published: November 8, 2011
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1444700073
ISBN - 13: 9781444700077
From the Publisher
Thóra peered at the floor, but couldn''t see anything that
could have frightened Markús that much, only three mounds of dust.
She moved the light of her torch over them. It took her some time
to realize what she was seeing-- and then it was all she could do
not to let the torch slip from her hand. ''Good God,'' she said.
She ran the light over the three faces, one after another. Sunken
cheeks, empty eye-sockets, gaping mouths; they reminded her of
photographs of mummies she''d once seen in National Geographic.
''Who are these people?''
''I don''t know,'' said Markús...
Bodies are discovered in one of the excavated houses at a
volcanic tourist attraction dubbed ''The Pompeii of the
Markús Magnússon, who was only a teenager when the volcano erupted,
falls under suspicion and hires attorney Thóra Gudmundsdottir to
defend him - but when his childhood sweetheart is murdered his case
starts to look more difficult, and the locals seem oddly reluctant
to back him up..
The third crime novel from international bestseller Yrsa
Sigurdardottir, and the third featuring her popular heroine Thora,
ASHES TO DUST is tense, taut and terrifying.
''Well-written, pacey and wonderfully atmospheric.'' - Guardian on
MY SOUL TO TAKE
About the Author
Yrsa Sigurdardottir works as a civil engineer in Reykjavik. She wrote prize-winning children''s novels before writing LAST RITUALS, her first adult novel.