Thora Gudmundsdottir

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 146 ratings

Last Rituals: A Novel of Suspense Publisher's Summary

At a university in Reykjavík, the body of a young German student is discovered, his eyes cut out and strange symbols carved into his chest. Police waste no time in making an arrest, but the victim's family isn't convinced that the right man is in custody. They ask Thóra Gudmundsdóttir, an attorney and single mother of two, to investigate. It isn't long before Thóra and her associate, Matthew Reich, uncover the deceased student's obsession with Iceland's grisly history of torture, execution, and witch hunts. But there are very contemporary horrors hidden in the long, cold shadow of dark traditions. And for two suddenly endangered investigators, nothing is quite what it seems...and no one can be trusted.

©2007 Yrsa Sigurdardóttir (P)2016 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • Last Rituals: A Novel of Suspense

    • Thora Gudmundsdottir, Book 1
    • By: Yrsa Sigurdardottir
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wiley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 102
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 92
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 89

    At a university in Reykjavík, the body of a young German student is discovered, his eyes cut out and strange symbols carved into his chest. Police waste no time in making an arrest, but the victim's family isn't convinced that the right man is in custody. They ask Thóra Gudmundsdóttir, an attorney and single mother of two, to investigate. It isn't long before Thóra and her associate, Matthew Reich, uncover the deceased student's obsession with Iceland's grisly history of torture, execution, and witch hunts.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • looking forward to Book 2

    • By Dr. William J. Kass on 07-22-16

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 2

    • My Soul to Take

    • Thora Gudmundsdottir Series, Book 2
    • By: Yrsa Sigurdardottir
    • Narrated by: Elizabeth Wiley
    • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 38

    In the mystical Snæfellsnes region on Iceland's west coast - at a New Age health resort in a renovated farmhouse - the body of a young woman is discovered, savagely beaten, with pins inserted into her feet. Thóra Gudmundsdóttir, lawyer and single mother of two, has been retained to represent the resort's owner and prime suspect. But a fresh corpse is not the only abomination Thóra encounters here - for local legend says this place is haunted.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Awesome.

    • By Anonymous User on 05-18-18

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 3

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