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Outrage

An Inspector Erlendur Novel

An Inspector Erlendur Series (Volume 7)

Arnaldur Indridason

Picador

Author of Jar City and Hypothermia
An Inspector Erlendur Novel

Arnaldur Indriðason is universally recognized as one of the top Scandinavian crime novelists writing today, and in Outrage he is at the top of his form.

Haunted by personal demons, Detective Erlendur decides to take a short leave of absence, putting his female assistant, Elínborg, in charge while he is gone. When a disturbing case lands on her desk, Elínborg is quickly thrust into a world of violent crime. The murdered man turns out to be a serial rapist, and Elínborg must overcome her feelings of disgust for the victim if she wants to catch his killer before he strikes again.

With exceptional prose, heart-pounding suspense, and a mystery that is not solved until the last page, Indriðason  fans everywhere will be thrilled to return to Reykjavik in this outstanding crime novel.

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OUTRAGE (Chapter 1)

He dressed himself in black jeans, a white shirt and a comfortable jacket, put on a pair of smart shoes he had had for three years, and considered the venues in the city centre that one of the women had mentioned.

He mixed himself two stiff drinks, which he drank as he watched TV and waited until it was time to go into town. He didn't want to set off too early - someone might notice him hanging around in a half-empty bar and he wanted to avoid that. The most import ant thing was to melt into the crowd, to go unnoticed, to be like everyone else. He mustn't be memorable

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REVIEWS

Praise for Outrage

“Indriðason fills the void that remains after you’ve read Stieg Larsson’s novels.”—USA Today

“A superb series...Expertly handled.”—Chicago Sun-Times

"Genuinely fascinating...A deeply compelling procedural that should provide Indriðason an even wider audience than he already has found."—Booklist (starred) 

"Another deftly modulated murder puzzle from Indridason with terrific character portraits, many twists and a satisfying "aha!" moment."—Kirkus

"Fans of old-school sleuthing and new-school crime thrillers alike will relish this terrific read with its modern heroine but old-fashioned, meticulous approach."—Library Journal

Outrage is further evidence that Indridason is one of the most brilliant crime writers of his generation.”—The Sunday Times (UK)

Outstanding Praise for Arnaldur Indriðason:

“What’s Icelandic for ‘We have ourselves a winner’?”—Newsday

“Mesmerizing.”—The Wall Street Journal

“Indriðason keeps readers guessing until the very last page.”—The Washington Post Book World

“Arnaldur Indriðason is already an international literary phenom. I can't wait for the next.”—Harlan Coben

“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

“Arnaldur Indriðason and Stieg Larsson produced two of the best crime novels this year."—The London Times

“Henning Mankell and Arnaldur Indriðason are two of the great names in Nordic crime fiction.”—The Canberra Times (Australia)

"Every one of these writers is good [Hakan Nesser, Kjell Eriksson, Ake Edwardson, Helene Tursten, Karin Fossum], but in my book, Arnaldur Indriðason is even better."—Joe Queenen, Los Angeles Times

“A haunting and elegant novel...a writer of astonishing gravitas and talent."—John Lescroart

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OUTRAGE by Arnaldur Indridason | Kirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of OUTRAGE . Who could have killed the mercurial young man with no enemies...and no friends?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Arnaldur Indridason

  • Arnaldur Indridason 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 from Netflix, was Iceland’s entry for the 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. The recent film Contraband, starring Mark Wahlberg, is based on an Icelandic film written by Indridason, who lives in Reykjavik, Iceland.

  • Arnaldur Indridason Photo: Einar Falur Ingolfsson
    Arnaldur Indridason
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Outrage

An Inspector Erlendur Novel

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Arnaldur Indridason

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