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  • Location: Akureyri, Reykjavík

Death at the Sanatorium

Death at the Sanatorium

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1950s. 1980s, 2019: An old sanatorium. A terrifying murder. Six suspects and a case that never closed . . .

  • ISBN: 978-0241493632
  • Genre: Cosy crime, Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

Once a hospital dedicated to treating tuberculosis, The Akureyri Sanatorium now sits haunted by the ghosts of its past.

But a single wing remains open and houses six employees: the caretaker, two doctors, two nurses and a young research assistant.

When one of the nurses, Yrsa, is found brutally murdered, a series of terrifying events are set in motion.

With only six suspects, how has the trail run dry?

Two decades later, the mystery remains unsolved. That is, until young criminologist Helgi Reykdal takes on the case.

Travel Guide

Akureyri Sanatorium

This is the modern version of a golden age detective novel set in Iceland.

We start at the creepy old sanatorium which looms high above the ground and dominates the landscape. There is bad weather, snow, fierce winds and a sense of foreboding. Plenty of suspense and fear.

Akureyri Sanatorium is now a hospital but there is a sense of something else going on here. It’s creepy, hollow, empty and shocking. Very chilling. A keen sense of place, atmosphere and location.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: Death at the Sanatorium

Destination/Location: Akureyri, Reykjavík   Author:   Ragnar Jónasson Departure: 1950s. 1980s, 2019

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