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Last Rituals

(2007)
(The first book in the Thóra Gudmundsdóttir series)
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The spellbinding debut and international sensation being published in thirty countries featuring Thóra Gudmundsdóttir, a smart, sexy lawyer and investigator whose hunt for a modern murderer points to a very odd—and evil—chapter in Iceland's past.

After the body of a young German student—with his eyes cut out and strange symbols carved into his chest—is discovered at a university in Reykjavík, the police waste no time in making an arrest. The victim's family isn't convinced they have the right man, however, so they ask Thóra Gudmundsdóttir, attorney and single mother of two, to investigate. The fee is considerable—more than enough to make things a bit easier for the struggling lawyer and her children.

It's not long before Thóra and Matthew Reich, her new associate, discover something unusual about the deceased student: He had been obsessed with the country's grisly history of torture, execution, and witch hunts—a topic made all the more peculiar by the fact that unlike witch hunts in other countries, those in Iceland had targeted men . . . not women.

As Thóra and Matthew dig deeper, they make the connection between long-bygone customs and the student's murder. But the shadow of dark traditions conceals secrets in both the past and the present, and the investigators soon realize that nothing is as it seems . . . and that no one can be trusted.

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

"Dark, deep and icy as an Icelandic fjord; this is a rich and rewarding debut novel of ancient mysteries and very modern murder." - Mark Billingham


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Hardback Editions

January 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: Last Rituals: Thora Gudmundsdottir Book 1
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
ISBN: 0-340-92060-2 / 978-0-340-92060-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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October 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Last Rituals: An Icelandic Novel of Secret Symbols, Medieval Witchcraft, and Modern Murder
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
ISBN: 0-06-114336-7 / 978-0-06-114336-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow
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Paperback Editions

April 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Last Rituals: A Novel of Suspense (Thora Gudmundsdottir Novels)
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
ISBN: 0-06-114337-5 / 978-0-06-114337-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper
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January 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: Last Rituals: Thora Gudmundsdottir Book 1
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
ISBN: 0-340-92063-7 / 978-0-340-92063-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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January 2009 : UK Perfect Paperback
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Title: Last Rituals
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
ISBN: 0-340-91880-2 / 978-0-340-91880-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton Ltd.
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January 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Last Rituals: Thora Gudmundsdottir Book 1
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
ISBN: 0-340-92061-0 / 978-0-340-92061-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Audio Editions

July 2016 : Audio CD
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Title: Last Rituals (Thora Gudmundsdottir)
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
ISBN: 1-5159-0838-0 / 978-1-5159-0838-8
Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
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July 2016 : Audio CD
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Title: Last Rituals: A Novel of Suspense
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
ISBN: 1-5159-5838-8 / 978-1-5159-5838-3
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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July 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Last Rituals: A Novel of Suspense: Thora Gudmundsdottir, Book 1
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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July 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Last Rituals: A Novel of Suspense: Thora Gudmundsdottir, Book 1
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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Kindle Editions

October 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Last Rituals: Thora Gudmundsdottir Book 1 (Thora Gudmundsdottir Crime Series)
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Last Rituals: A Novel of Suspense (Thora Gudmundsdottir Book 1)
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Publisher: HarperCollins e-books
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