A corpse is found in a basement apartment in Norðmýri. It’s the body of
an older man, a hell of a monster. Somebody has clearly done away with him.
Erlendur, the police chief at the criminal investigation department in
Reykjavik, and his colleagues are given the case. It soon comes to light that
the murder victim has left a trail of rapes and terror behind him across
Iceland. But his victims are however more than the women who were raped. The
monster’s descendants and their offspring are given a tragic fate.
"Jar City" is a remarkably well-spun thriller, diverse and exciting,
written with psychological shrewdness and precise observations of society.