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Arctic Chill

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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INSPECTOR ERLENDUR RETURNS IN THIS ICY, INTENSE REYKJAVIK THRILLER

On an icy January day, the Reykjavik police are called to a block of apartments where a body has been found in the garden: a young, dark-skinned boy is frozen to the ground in a pool of 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.

Master crime writer Arnaldur Indridason's Arctic Chill renders a vivid portrait of Iceland's brutal, little-known culture wars in a taut, fast-paced police procedural.

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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....

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Praise for Arctic Chill

“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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About the author

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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