Ashes to Dust

Ashes to Dust

Ashes to Dust In a volcanic eruption buried an entire Icelandic village in lava and ash Now this macabre tourist attraction proves deadly once again when the discovery of fresh bodies casts a shadow of suspic

  • Title: Ashes to Dust
  • Author: Yrsa Sigurðardóttir Philip Roughton
  • ISBN: 9780312641740
  • Page: 207
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In 1973, a volcanic eruption buried an entire Icelandic village in lava and ash Now this macabre tourist attraction proves deadly once again when the discovery of fresh bodies casts a shadow of suspicion onto Mark s Magn sson, a man accused of killing his childhood sweetheart His attorney ra Gu mundsd ttir finds that her client has a most inventive story to tell But tIn 1973, a volcanic eruption buried an entire Icelandic village in lava and ash Now this macabre tourist attraction proves deadly once again when the discovery of fresh bodies casts a shadow of suspicion onto Mark s Magn sson, a man accused of killing his childhood sweetheart His attorney ra Gu mundsd ttir finds that her client has a most inventive story to tell But the locals seem oddly reluctant to back him up

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    Rating: 3.5* of fiveThe Publisher Says: In 1973, a volcanic eruption buried an entire Icelandic village in lava and ash. Now this macabre tourist attraction proves deadly once again—when the discovery of fresh bodies casts a shadow of suspicion onto Markús Magnússon, a man accused of killing his childhood sweetheart. His attorney Þóra Guðmundsdóttir finds that her client has a most inventive story to tell. But the locals seem oddly reluctant to back him upMy Review: This is a dark, dark, [...]

    I’ve read a few Nordic-authored novels in the past year or two (although not the Steig Larsson series, yet.) I don’t intend any criticism but (and I am trying to dance around the fallacy of a sweeping generalization) they all share a certain “flavor”. It’s an atmosphere that seems to be ever-present in the background of the story. I can’t say its “gloom”, but it has that kind of overtone. “Ashes to Dust” also gave me that sensation. Perhaps I am misunderstanding some commonal [...]

    Yrsa Sigurdardóttir's work reminds me of an Icelandic "delicacy" called hákarl, which consists of shark meat which is fermented for several months, sometimes underground, until the smell is strong enough to repel the most ravenous shorebirds with its ammoniac odor. I do not mean to imply that Ashes to Dust is as appetizing as road kill: It is just that its author has a tendency to go for the gamier edge of crime. That was also the case with her first book, Last Rituals. I was surprised to read [...]

    Ashes to Dust is the third in Yrsa Sigurdardottir’s series featuring attorney Thora Gudmundsdottir. Thirty-five years ago, in 1973, the Eldfell volcano erupted, covering the tiny Icelandic village of Heimaey in ash. Today archaeologists have returned to uncover some of the homes. Markus Magnusson was a teenager when it happened, but has now hired Thora to make sure no one can enter his former home until he has. He rushes to the basement as soon as it's clear and grabs the box he has been conce [...]

    Três estrelas para um livro que, não sendo excecional, tem partes muito interessantes. Para mim, que sou da área da geologia, interessou-me particularmente a parte da vulcanologia. O enredo é bem conseguido mas O início é muito chato, parte da charada consegui adivinhá-la muito cedo e a outra parte, mesmo no final, pareceu demasiado forçada e com explicações incipientes. As comparações com stieg larsson são, por isso, infundadas! ;) Ainda assim, lê-se bem!

    Το τρίτο βιβλίο της σειράς (που διάβασα ως δεύτερο) με πρωταγωνίστρια τη δικηγόρο Θόρα έχει να κάνει με μία ιστορία του παρελθόντος που έρχεται στο φως με αφορμή τις ανασκαφές των σκεπασμένων από τη λάβα σπιτιών μετά την έκρηξη ενός ηφαιστείου. Ενδιαφέρουσα ιστορία αν και μ [...]

    Book 3, in the Thora Gudmundsdottir seriesI don’t know why I put this author on the back burner for such a long time. I had totally forgotten how wonderfully different Thora Gudmundsdottir, the protagonist is. Thora is a lawyer by profession who has a very unusual clientele and is the type to poke her nose into the investigating side of cases as well as defending her clients. If you haven’t read the previous installments don’t worry this one works pretty well as a standalone.Although the b [...]

    Este o carte groasă, pe care am citit-o destul de greu. Titlul se explică prin caracteristicile principale ale zonei în care are loc acțiunea, unde a avut loc o erupție vulcanică cu câțiva ani în urmă. Pot spune că această carte m-a dezamăgit oarecum, m-a lăsat cu ochii în soare dar partea bună este că la fel i s-a întâmplat și protagonistei, Thora Gudmundsdottir, pe care încă o ador. Clientul ei, Markus, este cercetat pentru două crime diferite: uciderea a patru bărbați [...]

    This book started out capturing my attention in the prologue, then the book slowed way down. I didn't feel like the story line picked back up until I got into the late 100's. It just dragged. I barely learned that this is the 3rd in the series that follows this lawyor, Thora. I felt the book ended with some unanswered questions about this woman, but perhaps Yrsa is planning on writing a fourth and did it purposefully. There were a few characters I didn't feel Yrsa actually wrapped up their stori [...]

    I generally like these books that feature lawyer Thora Gudmundsdottir. The way her family duties tend to impinge on her ability to fulfill her duties makes this series unusual and refreshingly realistic. The plot (or multiple plot lines) in this book, though, were just not that interesting and they seemed to be brought together by main force, rather than in a way I could find believable.The one character who stood out for me is Tinna, the girl who concentrates on "calories." What is missing is a [...]

    Oh, I hate that I'm giving Ashes to Dust one star, because I really like Yrsa Sigurðardóttir! I enjoyed her previous two books in the Thora Gudmundsdottir series, and I'll read the next book in the series. That said, I just didn't like anything about Ashes to Dust!For me the most disagreeable thing about this book was the way in which women were portrayed. Every woman (except maybe one) in this book was obsessed with appearance, whether that be physical appearance or social appearances. The au [...]

    I read this book a couple of weeks ago while visiting Iceland for the second time. It's the 3rd book I have read by this author who works as a civil engineer in Reykjavik. Three bodies (as well as a severed head) are found in a basement during a 2007 excavation of houses that had been buried under lava and ash during the volcanic eruption in the Westman Islands in 1973, and no one knows who they were or why they were there or how they died. There was only one person killed in the Eldfell volcano [...]

    I won this book through First Reads! Thank you !The description intrigued me, as it was described as appealing to fans of Stieg Larsson, and it both takes place in Iceland and is written by an Icelandic author.I didn't find that the story was similar to Larsson's, either in theme or writing style. However, it did create a very strong sense of place - both in physical setting and the mentality of solving a crime in a very small country, where the number of people who know each other makes it almo [...]

    Thirty years after the volcanic eruption on Heimaey (the only populated island of Iceland's Westman Archipelago) the archeologists excavating the homes that had been buried in ashdiscovered three corpses and a discrete head, in the basement of a house belonging to one Markus Magnusson. Mr Magnusson enlists the help of his attorney, Thora Gudmundsdottir, whose lot in life seems to be the defense of eccentric clients. Markus, already a suspect in the death of a childhood friend, is also a master o [...]

    I would have liked this book better had it been shorter. It was snail paced for most of it and only picked up when there was about 50 pages remaining. This made the whole investigation absolutely stupid too, the heroine couldn't be any denser when it came to the simplest of things. As an example, one of the prime people in the plot has a bit of mysterious past - no one knows her whereabouts for a period of one year when she's a teenager. She says she's at one place, but really she's not. So, wha [...]

    Book Giveaway & Review: We’re participating in the Charity Hopping Around the World Giveaway Hop, so it seems appropriate to have our giveaway be an international novel. Once you’ve read a novel by Yrsa Sigurdardottir, it becomes really apparent why she’s an award-winning author and is known as Iceland’s crime queen. Although she writes children’s books as well as crime novels for adults, it’s her noir crime series featuring attorney Thora Gudmundsdottir that has gotten her compa [...]

    As hard as it is for me to admit, I did not care for this book. This is only the second Yrsa book I have read but having heard plenty about her extraordinary writing I was looking forward to giving it a go. The plot, which revolves around a volcanic eruption that decimated a part of an island in Iceland, was intriguing and I was dying to find out how a present day murder tied in with four old ones. What I got was an archaic and clichèd storyline that was solvable in half as many pages. Whatever [...]

    Thirty-four years ago, during the eruption of one of Iceland's volcanoes, Heimaey, an entire village on one of the islands was buried in ash and lava. Now archaeologists are digging out the houses, whose non-perishable contents are near-perfectly preserved. In the basement of one of the houses are discovered three corpses, their skulls bashed in, and a severed head. Lawyer Thora Godmundsdottir is hired by Markus Magnusson, the businessman whose childhood family home the house was, to defend him [...]

    [3,5 stars] Not my first book by this author and about Thora, so it was a little bit like meeting an old friend. The books starts out mysterious enough. The unfolding story behind the presend day murder and the killings in the past is a pretty sad one. I liked the way the puzzle pieces fit toghether in the end. This was a more quiet crime story, if you are looking for action you'll have to look elsewhere. I liked it. :-)

    Finishing this one while I was on Iceland was perfect! Everything was put into context and simply the books make more sense! Since I miss Iceland greatly even if I've just returned, I'll continue with this series to help with that!

    Éste es el tercer libro que me leo de esta autora que se ha convertido en mi favorita, esta vez nos encontramos en unas islas cerca de Islandia y Zóra, nuestra protagonista, se encuentra trabajando en un caso que a simple vista podría ser muy sencillo y es ayudar a su cliente a recuperar un objeto que se encontraba en el sótano de su casa la cual fue sumergida en ceniza luego de que un volcán hiciera erupción cuando apenas era un adolescente, lo que resultaba un caso sencillo termino siend [...]

    Unexpected ending.I am addicted to her books. This book did not disappoint. It was well crafted; every detail important. Thora is a character that makes me want to know what she is up to next and read the next book in the series.

    Dubbed the “Pompeii of the North”, archeologist Hjortur Fridriksson is trying to unearth some of the homes still buried on Heimaey Island after the 1973 volcanic eruption. For some reason this has Markus Magnusson in a bit of a tither. He wants to get into the basement to retrieve a box he stored there the night the eruption began a box, the contents of which he professes to have no knowledge because he did not ask any questions when his high-school crush asked him to hide it for her. Lawyer [...]

    Kolmas romaan "Tuhk" pöörab pilgu Heimaey saarele, kus 1973. aastal purskas vulkaan. Enamik maalapist mattus laava ning tuha alla, kaasaarvatud külaelanike majad. Thóra jutule tuleb Markus, kes ei taha, et tema lapsepõlvekodu tuhast välja kaevataks. Ta lepib kompromissiga, et võib esimesena siseneda maja keldrisse ning sealt ära viia teda huvitava eseme. Mees arvab, et saab oma mure lihtsalt lahendatud, kuid alla jõudes ootab teda palju suurem probleem. Nimelt paistab tuha alt kolm laip [...]

    Good plot (hence three stars), but spoilt by an insipid and improbably naive main protagonist - how this lawyer could fail to see from clues like the diary, the school, and the condition of the head, that the girl had been raped - and that a child was the most likely product of that rape - is beyond me. I found myself skipping over the lawyer's family details because I simply didn't care enough about her or them. Even the goth secretary was far more interesting, but I found the lawyer's constant [...]

    4.0 out of 5 stars -- Some mistakes can have lifelong consequences.This third book in the series has Thora trying to clear Markus, a man accused of multiple murder when bodies are found in the basement of his childhood home. The house was covered with ash and lava after a 1973 eruption of a volcano in his village and is just now being excavated when this grisly discovery is made. A very complex case involving events of the past, as well as crimes in the present, and many characters makes this qu [...]

    Thora is a lawyer in Iceland defending Markus, who owns a house where four bodies are found buried in ashes from a long ago volcanic eruption. Markus' best alibi is Alda, a nurse he has a crush on. Alda is inconveniently murdered, so it's up to Thora to prove Markus' innocence. The book starts with an intriguing premise, but after a while I got bored with Thora's investigation. One of my problems (this is not the fault of the author) was I had a hard time keeping track of the characters with Ice [...]

    This book has Thora working her tail off for a client who is accused of a both a recent and possibly in conjunction with another group of 30 year old murders. All of it revolves around the days in 1973 when a volcanic eruption became a benchmark for everyone's life in this specific part of Iceland.The plot and the convolutions to get to the facts of fault/motive are long winded and forced, IMHO. That isn't the best aspect for this particular novel in the Thora Guomundsdottir series. It's 4 star [...]

    I probably would have given this book 3 1/2 stars if possible. This is the third mystery by Icelandic author Yrsa Sigurdardottir translated to English. Thora, her main character --lawyer, divorced, mother of 2, grandmother to one and detective by necessity and circumstances is an believable and entertaining character. In this case she is trying to solve 2 murders, one in present day and one that occurred years ago during the eruption of a volcano on an island off of Iceland. I found this novel n [...]

    Needless to say what has been said before, this story is very complex as it is full of secrets and liesfear of social stigma, sexual perversion and the whole boiling plot that makes for a good murder story. Thora is a complex character herself and I think in this book we get a chance to find out more about her life mayhem as opposed to some other books in which she is featured such as The Last Rituals for instance.However, with all due respect I found the comparison to Stieg Larsson's Millenium [...]

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