Out of Thin Air

Out of Thin Air

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Publisher's Synopsis

'Reads like a great thriller' Ragnar Jonasson
'Extraordinary . . . utterly compelling' Sunday Times

Every Icelander knows about the Gudmundur and Geirfinnur disappearances.

1974. In two separate incidents, two men vanished into thin air. Then, out of it, came six murder confessions and six convictions. Yet, in the decades that followed, these too evaporated.

Anthony Adeane explores the stranger-than-fiction story that has unravelled in Iceland across forty-five years. He provides the first full account of the case, paints a fascinating picture of the country, and places each development in the contexts that shaped them: from the Cod Wars to the Cold War, the 2008 economic crash and beyond.

Using unprecedented access, and exploring his own personal obsession with the case, he exposes the mistakes that were made, the lives that were ruined, the questions that remain unanswered, and the headlines that continue to be printed.

Out Of Thin Air is at once a brilliant portrait of a society, a story of a shocking miscarriage of justice and a compelling true crime narrative.

Book information

ISBN: 9781786487476
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Imprint: riverrun
Pub date:
DEWEY: 364.1523094912
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 294
Weight: 530g
Height: 162mm
Width: 240mm
Spine width: 29mm