Arctic Chill

An Inspector Erlendur Novel

An Inspector Erlendur Series (Volume 5)

Arnaldur Indridason; Translated by Bernard Scudder and Victoria Cribb

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In this new extraordinary thriller from Gold Dagger Award winner Arnaldur Indridason, the Reykjavik police are called on an icy January day to a garden where a body has been found: a young, dark-skinned boy is frozen to the ground in a pool of his own blood. Erlendur and his team embark on their investigation and soon unearth tensions simmering beneath the surface of Ice land’s outwardly liberal, multicultural society. Meanwhile, the boy’s murder forces Erlendur to confront the tragedy in his own past. Soon, facts are emerging from the snow-filled darkness that are more chilling even than the Arctic night.

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They were able to guess his age, but had more trouble determining which part of the world he came from.
They thought he was about ten years old. He was wearing a grey anorak, unzipped, with a hood, and military-style camouflage trousers. His school bag was on his back. One of his boots had come off and there was a hole in his sock. One toe poked through. The boy was not wearing gloves or a hat. His black hair was already frozen to the ice. He lay on his stomach with one cheek turned up towards them, and they saw his broken eyes staring along the frozen earth.

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"A remarkable series."—The New York Times Book Review

"This Icelandic tale is delivered with exquisite sensitivity, in a moody translation."—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times
 
"A solid police procedural . . . well-constructed and certainly unflinching in its with of the human condition."—Patrick Anderson, The Washington Post

"Arctic Chill is most reminiscent of Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander series."—Jessica Moyer, Booklist

"Delving into the prejudices and inequalities of Icelandic society, this novel has great clarity, emotional depth, and resonance."—Katie Owen, The Daily Telegraph (UK)

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Arnaldur Indridason; Translated by Bernard Scudder and Victoria Cribb

ARNALDUR INDRIDASON is the author of Jar City, Silence of the Grave, Voices, and The Draining Lake, all published by Minotaur. He won the CWA Gold Dagger Award for Silence of the Grave and is the only author to win the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel two years in a row, for Jar City and Silence of the Grave. The film of Jar City, now available on DVD from Blockbuster, was Iceland’s entry for the 2008 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, and the film of his next book, Silence of the Grave, is currently in production with the same director. His thrillers have sold more than five million copies in over 25 countries around the world. He lives in Iceland.

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Arctic Chill
An Inspector Erlendur Novel
Arnaldur Indridason; Translated by Bernard Scudder and Victoria Cribb

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Picador
August 2010
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ISBN: 9780312655303
ISBN10: 0312655304
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 368 pages
$16.00

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August 2010
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ISBN: 9781429963442
ISBN10: 1429963441
352 pages
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