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The Legacy

(2017)
(The first book in the Freyja and Huldar series)
A novel by

 
 
Selected by the Sunday Times as one of the 40 best crime novels published 2015-2020

The first in an exciting new series from 'Iceland's outstanding crime novelist' (Daily Express) Yrsa Sigurdardottir.

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'Believe all the hype - this is crime at its best.' Heat

Detective Huldar is out of his depth. His first murder case is like nothing he's seen before - a bizarre attack on a seemingly blameless woman.

The only evidence is a list of numbers found at the scene, and the testimony of the victim's eleven-year-old daughter, who isn't talking.

While his team attempt to crack the code, Huldar turns to child psychologist Freyja for her expertise with traumatised young people.

Because time is running out...and the one thing they know for certain is that the murderer will strike again.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"If you like your crime fiction dark and engaging, look no further. THE LEGACY is as brutal as it gets. A cracking start to a new series by Yrsa Sigurdardottir." - Mari Hannah

"We have always been able to rely on Yrsa Sigurdardóttir for a good story well told, and The Legacy is no exception. A strong sense of place, interesting characters and a chilling plot make The Legacy a novel to savour." - Peter Robinson

"The Legacy takes us into a world where secrets are buried deep, only to reappear decades later and inflict harm on people who have no idea that they're connected by past horrors. Yrsa is a magnificent writer who envelops her stories with atmosphere so thick that only care and a bit of luck can see through it. Her characters spring vividly to life as they try their best to do just that, knowing that any mistake could be deadly for another innocent person. Impossible to put down." - Karin Slaughter

"The Legacy is the start of an exciting new direction for Yrsa Sigurdardottir. The horror of a decades-old family separation provides the catalyst for dark crimes and a complex investigation. The Children's House promises to be an outstanding series." - Sarah Ward


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Used availability for Yrsa Sigurdardottir's The Legacy

Hardback Editions

February 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Legacy: A Thriller (Children's House)
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
ISBN: 1-250-13626-1 / 978-1-250-13626-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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1954 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Legacy (Freyja and Huldar)
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
ISBN: 1-4736-2152-6 / 978-1-4736-2152-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Paperback Editions

January 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Legacy: A Thriller (Children's House (1))
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
ISBN: 1-250-30838-0 / 978-1-250-30838-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Legacy (Freyja and Huldar)
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
ISBN: 1-4736-2155-0 / 978-1-4736-2155-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


1979 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Legacy (Freyja and Huldar)
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
ISBN: 1-4736-2153-4 / 978-1-4736-2153-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

February 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Legacy: A Thriller: Children's House, Book 1
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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March 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Legacy: Children's House, Book 1
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Victoria Cribb - translator
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon   


March 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Legacy: Children's House, Book 1
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Victoria Cribb - translator
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon AU   


March 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Legacy: Children's House, Book 1
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Victoria Cribb - translator
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Legacy: Children's House, Book 1
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir, Victoria Cribb - translator
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2018 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Legacy: A Thriller (Children's House Book 1)
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon   


March 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Legacy: Children's House Book 1
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon CA   


March 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Legacy: Children's House Book 1 (Freyja and Huldar)
Author(s): Yrsa Sigurdardottir
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU