A hateful old man is found dead in his house. Who did it? A whole slew of possible suspects stands up to be counted, including his grandson Magnus, Icelandic-born, American-bred policeman working in his own country. Magnus is the protagonist in this series and early on, the reader knows he can't be the guilty party. It's also obvious that he knows who is – or thinks he does. I thought I knew, too, and unlike Magnus, I was right! Which does not in the least detract from this absorbing tale of murder and mystery. Highly recommended.