Free Shipping in Australia
Proud to be B-Corp

Out of Thin Air Anthony Adeane

Out of Thin Air By Anthony Adeane

Out of Thin Air by Anthony Adeane

Condition - Very Good
Only 3 left


The sensational true crime case that has gripped Iceland for five decades.

Out of Thin Air Summary

Out of Thin Air: A True Story Of Impossible Murder In Iceland by Anthony Adeane

'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.

Out of Thin Air Reviews

Reads like a great thriller. Incredibly interesting, even for someone from Iceland, where this mystery has been a part of the nation for decades * Ragnar Jonasson, bestselling author of the Dark Iceland crime series *
Extraordinary . . . What the case says about the reliability of memory and the uncanny power of stories over our minds . . . for anyone who believes in justice, is the most disturbing part of a deeply disturbing and utterly compelling story. * Sunday Times *
What a fabulous read. As well as being a fascinating exploration of an appalling miscarriage of justice, it also offered an intriguing glimpse into Icelandic history and modern society. I haven't enjoyed visiting Iceland this much since I watched Trapped! -- Jo Spain
Riveting, cleverly structured . . . gripping. * Metro *
Fascinating . . . a compelling insight. * Spectator *
A major strength of the book is in how Anthony sets the scene of Iceland's society of the time. * The Reykjavik Grapevine *

About Anthony Adeane

Anthony Adeane is a journalist based in London.

He pitched the idea for a documentary about the Gudmundur and Geirfinnur disappearances to an independent production company in Autumn 2014 and then worked with them over the next three years, travelling back and forth to Iceland to conduct interviews with those involved, and to learn more about this fascinating country.

He has since built up a vast network of contacts, including the main suspects, the police who first investigated the disappearances, and the journalists who made their names with this story.

When he is not writing about bizarre Icelandic disappearances, he can be found working at the BBC as a current affairs producer.

Additional information

Out of Thin Air: A True Story Of Impossible Murder In Iceland by Anthony Adeane
Used - Very Good
Quercus Publishing
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - Out of Thin Air