A brilliant novel of suspense from Iceland's frigid shores, Hypothermia is Scandinavian crime fiction at its best.
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The emergency line received a call from a mobile phone shortly after midnight. An agitated female voice cried:
‘She’s…María’s killed herself…I…it’s horrible…horrible!’
‘What’s your name, please?’
‘Ka – Karen.’
‘Where are you calling from?’ the emergency operator asked.
‘I’m at…it’s…her holiday cottage…’
‘Where? Where is it?’
‘…At Lake Thingvallavatn.
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HYPOTHERMIA by Arnaldur Indridason, Victoria CribbKirkus Book ReviewsRead the Kirkus Review of HYPOTHERMIA . A suicide reminds a veteran inspector of previous sad cases--and of ghosts from his own past.- Kirkus Reviews
Arnaldur Indridason 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 CWA Gold Dagger Award for best crime novel of the year. (The film of Jar City, now available on DVD, was Iceland’s entry for the 2008 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.) Indridason lives in Iceland, and his next novel in the series is forthcoming soon from Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Minotaur.