Voices

An Inspector Erlendur Novel

An Inspector Erlendur Series (Volume 3)

Arnaldur Indridason

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

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Arnaldur Indridason took the international crime fiction scene by storm after winning England’s CWA Gold Dagger Award for Silence of the Grave. Now, with the highly anticipated Voices, this world-class sensation treats American readers to another extraordinary Inspector Erlendur Sveinsson thriller.
 
The Christmas rush is at its peak in a grand Reykjavík hotel when Inspector Erlendur Sveinsson is called in to investigate a murder. The hotel Santa has been stabbed, and Erlendur and his detective colleagues have no shortage of suspects between hotel staff and the international travelers staying for the holidays.
 
But then a shocking secret surfaces. As Christmas Day approaches, Erlendur must deal with his difficult daughter, pursue a possible romantic interest, and untangle a long-buried web of malice and greed to find the murderer.
 
One of Indridason’s most accomplished works to date, Voices is sure to win him a multitude of new American suspense fans.

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VOICES (Chapter 1)

Elínborg was waiting for them at the hotel.

A large Christmas tree stood in the lobby and there were decorations, fir branches and glittering baubles all around. ‘Silent night, holy night’, over an invisible sound system. A large shuttle coach stood in front of the hotel and a group approached the reception desk. Tourists who were planning to spend Christmas and the New Year in Iceland because it seemed to them like an adventurous and exciting country. Although they had only just landed, many had apparently already bought traditional Icelandic sweaters,

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Praise for Voices

Unanimous Acclaim for Arnaldur Indridason and the Inspector Erlendur Sveinsson series
 
“The best new series I’ve read this year.”
---Harlan Coben
 
"Another top-notch mystery from Indridason, its lyrical melancholy matched by the depth of its characterizations."
---Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on Voices 
 
“A writer of astonishing gravitas and talent.”
---John Lescroart, author of The Suspect, on Jar City
 
“Classic mystery fiction, both compassionate and thrilling. Indridason is about to become one of the brightest stars in the genre’s dark skies.”
---John Connolly, author of The Unquiet, on Jar City
 
“One of the modern masters of the police procedural. Voices is replete with wonderfully flawed characters . . . and insight that at times makes you want to weep. I cannot recommend it highly enough.”
---January Magazine
 
“Excellent . . . compelling . . . the denouement of this astonishingly vivid and subtle novel is unexpected and immensely satisfying.”
---Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Silence of the Grave
 
“A resonant psychological crime novel rich in unflinching observations about family relationships.”
---Kirkus Reviews (starred review) on Silence of the Grave
 
“A commanding new voice . . . puts Iceland on the map as a major destination for enthusiasts of Nordic crime fiction.”
---Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review on Silence of the Grave
 
“A wonderful storyteller. . . . It’s impossible to put the book down once you begin reading.”
---The Globe and Mail (Canada) on Voices
 
“Fans of mystery in general and Henning Mankell and Karin Fossum can only exult.”
---Library Journal (starred review) on Jar City

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Arnaldur Indridason

Arnaldur Indridason, author of the Reykjavík Thrillers, was born in 1961. He worked at an Icelandic newspaper, first as a journalist and then for many years as a film reviewer. He won the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel for both Jar City and Silence of the Grave, and in 2005 Silence of the Grave also won the Crime Writers Gold Dagger Award for best crime novel of the year. The film of Jar City (available on DVD) was Iceland’s entry for the 2008 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. Indridason lives in Reykjavík with his family.

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Voices
An Inspector Erlendur Novel
Arnaldur Indridason

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Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
September 2008
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ISBN: 9781429963404
ISBN10: 1429963409
320 pages
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September 2008
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