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The Draining Lake

(2007)
(The fourth book in the Inspector Erlendur series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Barry Awards Best Novel
Macavity Awards Best Novel (nominee)
Following an earthquake, the water level of an Icelandic lake suddenly falls to reveal a skeleton half-buried in its sandy bed. It has clearly been there many years. There is a large hole in the skull. Yet more mysteriously, it is weighted down by a heavy radio transmitter bearing inscriptions in Russian. The police are called in and Erlendur, Elinborg and Sigurdur Oli begin their investigation. It takes them back to the Cold War era, when bright, left-wing students in Iceland would be sent to study in the 'heavenly state' of Communist East Germany. A trail begins to emerge, from the hopes of youth to international espionage and murder in Iceland. It will take some time, however, before this episode gives up its secrets, or its various betrayals are avenged. "The Draining Lake" is another remarkable Reykjavik Murder Mystery. It describes passions and shattered dreams, the fate of the missing and the grief of those left behind. It is Arnaldur Indriethason's most gripping book yet.

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Hardback Editions

September 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Draining Lake: An Inspector Erlendur Novel (An Inspector Erlendur Series)
Author(s): Arnaldur Indridason
ISBN: 0-312-35873-3 / 978-0-312-35873-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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Paperback Editions

October 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Draining Lake (Reykjavik Murder Mysteries 4)
Author(s): Arnaldur Indridason
ISBN: 0-09-954221-8 / 978-0-09-954221-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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September 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Draining Lake: An Inspector Erlendur Novel (An Inspector Erlendur Series)
Author(s): Arnaldur Indridason
ISBN: 0-312-42858-8 / 978-0-312-42858-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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August 2008 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Draining Lake (Reykjavik Murder Mysteries 4)
Author(s): Arnaldur Indridason
ISBN: 0-09-949414-0 / 978-0-09-949414-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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August 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Draining Lake (Reykjavik Murder Mysteries 4)
Author(s): Arnaldur Indridason
ISBN: 1-84655-095-5 / 978-1-84655-095-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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Audio Editions

July 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Draining Lake: An Inspector Erlendur Novel, Book 4
Author(s): Arnaldur Indridason
Publisher: Recorded Books
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2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Draining Lake
Author(s): Arnaldur Indridason
ISBN: 1-4561-1677-0 / 978-1-4561-1677-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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January 2009 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Draining Lake
Author(s): Arnaldur Indridason
ISBN: 1-4074-3161-7 / 978-1-4074-3161-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Clipper Audio
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Kindle Editions

September 2009 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Draining Lake: An Inspector Erlendur Novel
Author(s): Arnaldur Indridason
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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May 2009 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Draining Lake (Reykjavik Murder Mysteries)
Author(s): Arnaldur Indridason
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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