Published: London : Harvill Secker, c2012 Edition: Various editions Description: 330 p. ; 24 cm ISBN/ISSN: 9781250000392, 1250000394, 9781846555817, 1846555817, 9781846555404 (pbk.), 184655540X (pbk.), Language: English
Also published: New York : Minotaur Books, c 2013. 330 p.
A man is making a crude leather mask with slits for eyes and mouth, and an iron spike fixed in the middle of the forehead. It is a 'death mask', once used by Icelandic farmers to slaughter calves. He has revenge in mind. Meanwhile, with Detective Erlendur absent, his colleague Sigurdur Óli is in the spotlight