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Tavs som graven (Inspector Erlendur #4)

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Reykjavík har vokseværk. Det, der tidligere var et sommerhusområde, er nu ved at blive forvandlet til et villakvarter, og på denne byggeplads finder et barn noget, der viser sig at være en menneskeknogle. Den har ligget så længe, at arkæologer nu må udgrave skelettet, sandsynligvis af en gravid kvinde. Kriminalfolkene Erlendur og Sigurdur sættes på sagen og stykke for styk ...more
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Published 2008 by Rosinante (first published 2001)
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Ema
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 had found out about him. I remember I was awfully d ...more
Yousra
حسنا ... هو التعارف الأول واللقاء الأول مع الأدب الأيسلندي في فرع من فروع الأدب له شعبية كبيرة وهو أدب الجريمة

جريمة تقود للنبش في الماضي

لن أستطيع التحدث عن تفاصيل القصة حتى لا احرقها ولكنني عموما استطعت تخمين سير الرواية منذ نقطة مبكرة

الرواية حزينة جدا ... الرواية يعود جزء منها لأيسلندا في أثناء الحرب العالمية الثانية

الفقر ... الجهل ... الإهمال ... العنف المنزلي... الأمراض النفسية

الجهل والتطير والإيمان بالخزعبلات التي تدفع لأوضاع إجتماعية متأزمة

التفكك الأسري قديما وحديثا وآثاره على الأسرة الأي
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Fatema Hassan , bahrain
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 العنف الأسري بمختلف مسبباته و أشكاله و ترسباته وما يترتب عليه على الصعيد الشخصي و الأسري وما ينضح منه من مساوئ للمجتمع فيتحاشون عواقبه الوخيمة، سينهال عليك مضمون هذه الرواية بحنق و سخط ولا تحتاج مثابرة لمعرفة الحبكة ، فالأحداث واضحة ومعروفة العواقب، برودة ...more
3houd
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 عمر دفن الجثة لما يقارب 70 سنة مضت, بعدها تبدأ التحقيقات. و يبدأ الكاتب بأخذنا بشكل جميل جدا بين الماضي و الحاضر عبر الفصول.

سبب القتل دائما يمكن تفاديه, لكن الإنسان هو الإنسان لا يتعلم ممن سبقه. يشعر دائما أنه فريد من نوعه, و لا يلبث أن يعي أنه مثله مثل
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Nancy Oakes
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, he's got to let all of that go so that he can do ...more
Cathleen
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 for his real and imagined failures, Erlendur spends evenings by the be
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Sarah ( Paris )
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 يكون يائساً وأحياناً غريبا ، وتعقيدات حياته كثيرة ، بدايةً من علاقته بابنته ايفا ليند ، وانتهاءاَ بماضيه الحافل بالمرارة ..
ولكنه الأفضل في التحقيقات ..
وهو واحد من ثلاث محققين هم دائما شخصيات رئيسية في روايات
Arnaldur Indriðason ..

Sue
May 03, 2013 Sue rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: international mysteries
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 burdens. Maybe I don't suffer
any more than anyone else
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João Carlos
“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, a ausência de critérios literários objectivos e de respeito pelos leitores po ...more
Mary Gilligan-Nolan
This is yet again, another great read from this author. I love this series with the desperate Erlendur and his troubled life. Here, his drug addict daughter, loses her baby and lies in intensive care, close to death herself. Erlendur is involved in a cold case of bones that have been uncovered in a site where a lot of the landscape has changed and the initial timeline is that the bones are maybe 50/60 years old. There is a back-story of a family who once lived nearby during WW2 and the wife who ...more
Leslie
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, while vivid and heart wrenching, was not too much ...more
بــدريــه  الـبـرازي
صمت القبر اول رواية خارج حدود اجاثا كريستي و داون براون وهي غير عنهم بسبب انها تحتوي على درس ..
رواية جميلة ومشوقة عشت احداثها لحظة بلحظة ..
ماقدرت اتوقع المجرم فانصدمت بعد ماعرفته
وانصدمت اكثر بعد ما آلت له حياته بعد ماارتكب فعلته .
سبب كل فساد و خراب في المجتمع سببه سوء التعامل الطفل وعدم احتوائه.
Antonomasia
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 they'd read all six novels in less than a fortnight ...more
Jim
It is just possible that the great literary works of the future will be in formerly humble genres such as mysteries, fantasies, and romance. Perhaps we will just admit that Moby Dick was the Great American Novel after all, and that we don't have to rewrite Don Quixote or the works of Balzac, Anthony Trollope, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, and Henry James.

During my travels, I tend to concentrate on mysteries and spy novels; and I would not be surprised that my thoughts are the result of reading Le Carré,
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Đorđe Bajić
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 ne treba trošiti reči, ali je zato stvaralaštvo Arnaldura Indridasona srpskim čitao ...more
anionce
Un misterio muy entretenido con flashbacks incluidos. Nada nuevo bajo el sol, pero lo he leído rápido y fácil y la verdad es que me ha dejado buen sabor de boca. Lástima de los detectives, que no me han gustado demasiado.
Jeanette
Another good detective cold case of more than 60 years is solved. This Erlendur #4 has more development of the Eva Lind line and also of the former countryside of Iceland that is now being incorporated into Reykjavik as it widens. My special interest was of the British and American troops/barracks and their duties while stationed in Iceland during WWII. Those elements were intriguing. But beyond that, this one was also a domestic abuse novel at its core. Erlendur has worrisome times, and is dark ...more
Lolita Bni Hasan
تعجبني روايات التحقيق البوليسيه والمثير بهذا الكتاب هو الامور الانسانيه العميقه التي قد ذكرها الكاتب اثناء التحقيق في جريمه الالفيه ... احداث مثيره ومميزه اعجبتني الروايه وهي الاولى التي اقرأها للكاتب
aya Abdalaziz
Beautiful and interesting novel
Ed
In this third book of the series, Inspector Erlander and his able staff of detectives are committed to identifying the body of a skeleton found at a construction site in the far suburbs of Reykjavik and determine to who is responsible. The problem is the skeleton might be so old, the perpetrator will probably have died years ago. They do however, proceed at a slow but steady pace making incremental progress while diligently following leads. Complicating matters for Erlander is watching his addic ...more
Sandra
Muito bom, mesmo!

Numa altura em que vejo as livrarias portuguesas a serem inundadas com novos nomes no campo dos policiais/ thrillers, este é sem dúvida um livro a ler e um autor a que vou estar atenta.

Fiquei fascinada com a escrita deste autor. Sem pretensões nem grandes elaborações, Indriðason vai desenrolando um novelo de terror doméstico com uma precisão que me deixou agarrada a este livro.

Já há algum tempo que um livro não tinha este efeito em mim: não o queria pousar e quando o fazia dava
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Ms.pegasus
Oct 05, 2013 Ms.pegasus rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of Nordic mysteries
Shelves: fiction, mystery
Urban sprawl is a fact of life, even in Iceland. A new development on the outskirts of Reykjavik yield up an unexpected and grim discovery, a skeleton believed to be some 50 years old. The first bone makes its grisly appearance at a children's birthday party. It was dug up and mistaken for an odd rock by one of the children, and identified by a young medical student. This is how Indridason tantalizes the reader from the outset.

The narrative intercuts among three separate stories. First, there i
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سوسن الجبري
مشوقه وممتعه
Dorothy
Jar City, the first mystery by Icelandic author Arnaldur Indriðason that features Inspector Erlendur Sveinsson of the Reykyavik police, traced the origins of a modern-day murder to a heinous crime that occurred some forty years before. The solution to the mystery turned on the idea of Iceland as a very insular society with a shallow genetic pool where most people are at least distantly related.

In this second book in the series, we again get a very cold case - something that occurred during Worl
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Lobstergirl
Oct 26, 2009 Lobstergirl rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Portuguese water dogs
Recommended to Lobstergirl by: Ioannis Kolettis
The discovery of two skeletons at a construction site in suburban Reykjavik leads Erlendur and his colleagues to a case of severe and terrifying domestic violence dating back to World War II, when American troops were posted in Iceland. There's no urgency to solving the crime, given that it's decades old, but there are several mysteries that need resolving.
DỘn Mando
هذه رواية جريمة متقنة متكاملة الاركان .. استحق الكاتب عليها جائزة من ارفع الجوائز لأدب التشويق و الجريمة " جائزة الخنجر الذهبي " .. رواية تحدثت عن موضوع مهم جدا و سلطت عليه الضوء بأسلوب مكثف و هو موضوع التفكك الاسري او العنف الاسري و ما يحدث بسبب التربية الخاطئة للأبناء و ما يحدث بسبب الطلاق و ايضا بسبب معاناه الطفل في طفولته مما يؤثر على حياته فيما بعد مع اسرته عندما يتزوج و ينجب اطفال .. الرواية ناقشت الموضوع دة من خلال لغز بيدور عن جريمة قتل ترجع تاريخها الى 60 سنة ماضية تقريبا من خلال عثورهم ...more
محمد مختار
رواية بوليسية أكثر من رائعة، أحلى حاجة فيها إن كل شخصية ليها قصة، وإن الخط الإجتماعي تم التركيز عليه جدا، على العكس الكثير من الروايات البوليسية، اللي بتركز على الأحداث والحبكة والحدث

الرواية بتحكي عن حفلة عيد ميلاد، قام خلالها أحد الأطفال بنبش تربة أرض مجاورة للمنزل، وبيلاقي عظام، وبتطلع عظام بشرية، لإتنين مدفونين من حوالي 60 سنة، هيكل عظمي لشخص راشد وهيكل آخر لطفل رضيع، وبيبدأ الشرطي بالتحقيق في هذه القضية، وهما متأكدين إنها جريمة قتل، عشان الهيكل العظمي للشخص الراشد رافع إيده لفوق، وكأنه بيستن
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Hassan Nasser

من خلال قرائتي لهذه الروايات الثلاث، ( مخرن الأعضاء البشرية )، ( جثة في الفندق ) و ( صمت القبر ). اتضح لي بأن المجتمع الأيسلندي مجتمع يعاني مشكلة كبيرة جداً، وهي مشكلة ( التفكك الأُسري ) وكل ما يندرج تحته من عناوين. طبعاً، ليس كل المجتمع ولكن شريحة ليست بالقليلة.

هذه الرواية... كان الأجدر أن تُـسمّى بـ ( صمت القهر ). قهر المرأة التي قاست أشد أنواع العنف النفسي والجسدي على يدِ ( رجُـل ) كان الأوْلى أن يُدفن أو يُحرق قبل أن تمتدَّ يده لمرأة ضعيفة لا حوْل لها ولا قوّة.

من اللافت في القضايا التي يتحرّ
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Toni Osborne
In a Reykjavik suburb during a building excavation, a body is found in a shallow grave. This part of the city was once open hills. Detective Erlendur and his team investigate and hope this will solve a cold case. Things are never that simple...Complicated by the age of the burial, Erlendur team's work slowly through all the possibilities... The hills reveal more than their share of family tragedy, brutally and heartache..

Erlendur is also confronted by the mess of his own family. Eva Lind his dru
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Kevin
"He knew at once it was a human bone, when he took it from the baby who was sitting on the floor chewing it." Thus Arnaldur Indridason starts Silence of the Grave.

Upon further investigation, a body is found buried in a home construction site. The only problem is that the body could have been there for 50 or 60 years. About the time that the body is found, Arnaldur (I hope that I am using the Icelandic naming convention correctly) starts a second story line that is in an indeterminate time and ha
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Whodidit? 5 79 Aug 18, 2012 03:01PM  
  • My Soul to Take (Þóra Guðmundsdóttir, #2)
  • Don't Look Back (Inspector Konrad Sejer, #2)
  • The Torso (Inspector Huss #3)
  • The Abominable Man (Martin Beck #7)
  • Borkmann's Point (Inspector Van Veeteren #2)
  • The White Lioness (Wallander, #3)
  • The Demon of Dakar (Ann Lindell, #7)
  • The Blood Spilt (Rebecka Martinsson, #2)
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Arnaldur was born in Reykjavík on 28 January 1961, the son of writer Indriði G. Þorsteinsson. He graduated with a degree in history from the University of Iceland in 1996. He worked as a journalist for the newspaper Morgunblaðið from 1981 to 1982, and later as a freelance writer. From 1986 to 2001, he was a film critic for Morgunblaðið.

His first book, Synir duftsins (Sons of Dust) came out in 1997
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Other Books in the Series

Inspector Erlendur (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • Menschensöhne (Inspector Erlendur #1)
  • Dauðarósir (Inspector Erlendur #2)
  • Jar City (Inspector Erlendur #3)
  • Voices (Inspector Erlendur #5)
  • The Draining Lake (Inspector Erlendur #6)
  • Arctic Chill (Inspector Erlendur #7)
  • Hypothermia (Inspector Erlendur #8)
  • Outrage (Inspector Erlendur #9)
  • Black Skies (Inspector Erlendur, #10)
  • Furðustrandir (Inspector Erlendur #11)
Jar City (Inspector Erlendur #3) The Draining Lake (Inspector Erlendur #6) Voices (Inspector Erlendur #5) Arctic Chill (Inspector Erlendur #7) Hypothermia (Inspector Erlendur #8)

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“He knew at once it was a human bone, when he took it from the baby who was sitting on the floor chewing it.” 13 likes
“He went into the kitchen. It was eight in the evening. He tried to shut the bright spring evening out with the curtains, but it forced its way past them in places, dust-filled sunbeams that lit up the gloom in his flat. Spring and summer were not Erlendur's seasons. Too bright. Too frivolous. He wanted heavy, dark winters. Finding nothing edible in the kitchen, he sat down at the table with his chin resting in his hand.” 5 likes
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