Winterlude (Gunnhildur Mystery)

By Quentin Bates

It's a sour wintry weather morning while Sergeant Gunnhildur is named to the scene of a violent killing in an deserted business unit. Gunna and her sidekick Helgi fast locate that the battered sufferer had no scarcity of enemies.

The case takes Gunna round Reykjavík's darker facet and Helgi to the awful rural district he grew up in as they determine who was once ready to take a grudge so far as murder.

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Really, I have,’ she acknowledged, retrieving a dozen sheets of paper from the printer and reading the head one. ‘Why do you assert he’s a headcase? He appeared remarkably good balanced to me, all issues thought of. ’ Sævaldur shook his head pityingly. ‘Shit. I bear in mind the trial. He was once virtually crawling up the partitions. i used to be yes he used to be going to overcome a few terrible sap part to demise simply to take it out on a person. And what have you ever performed with the remainder of your group? it sort of feels lovely empty round right here. ’ ‘Eiríkur is on paternity depart and won’t be again for a number of weeks,’ she defined, as Sævaldur snorted derision.

Deep puddles stuffed the line and Gunna’s automobile pulled up outdoors the abandoned and locked unit lined with brown water. She were at the approach domestic, yet had chanced on herself not able to go the turnoff to the sprawl of business estates that had unfold over the lava fields outdoor Hafnarfjördur, and located herself riding round interestingly within the collecting darkness, which used to be slashed via the evident lighting from places of work and workshops. grateful that she had worn an honest pair of shoes, she splashed round the deeper puddles.

Simply because I’m investigating a man’s homicide and that i want to know the whereabouts of an individual who may have had a grudge opposed to him. What have been you doing on Sunday? ’ ‘I was once right here, i feel. ’ ‘You imagine? ’ Gunna requested. ‘You’re unsure? ’ ‘Why? What’s it to you? ’ Elmar folded his fingers and glued out his chest. ‘I haven’t been close to what’s-his-name. very well? ’ ‘You suggest Borgar? ’ ‘Yeah. That’s him. ’ ‘Were you in Reykjavík on Sunday? ’ ‘I don’t be mindful. ’ the reply was once too rapid to have any concept in the back of it and Gunna discovered herself immediately suspicious.

The Polish woman requested, leaning over him. ‘Visit for you,’ she acknowledged softly and the outdated man’s face all at once grew to become lively. there has been no loss of existence in the back of the pointy blue eyes that regarded her up and down. ‘Not usually i am getting a trip from a good looking girl,’ he stated, his eyes glowing roguishly at the back of his glasses. ‘Not as lovely as you, evidently, Wioletta,’ he further with a sideways examine the lady. ‘Get us a flask of espresso, could you? ’ Gunna prolonged a hand and the outdated guy shook it. ‘Gunnhildur Gísladóttir.

It was once a trip he wasn’t waiting for and he spent part an hour longer than he had intended to sitting moodily in Rúna’s kitchen. His mammoth sister referred to grandchildren with out it sounds as if caring as to if or no longer he was once listening. Helgi left Rúna’s residence with a promise to drop via later, in which time his brother-in-law will be domestic, and drove slowly via Blönduós prior the petrol station the place he had spoken to Mæja. He questioned how she may focus on Reynir being so all at once faraway from her existence, most likely for 5 or six years assuming he have been to act himself in Litla-Hraun.

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