Arctic Chill

An Inspector Erlendur Novel

An Inspector Erlendur Series (Volume 5)

Arnaldur Indridason; Translated by Bernard Scudder and Victoria Cribb

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

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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 Iceland’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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Arnaldur Indridason; Translated by Bernard Scudder and Victoria Cribb

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

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
August 2010
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ISBN: 9781429963442
ISBN10: 1429963441
368 pages
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August 2010
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ISBN: 9780312655303
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5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 368 pages
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