An Inspector Erlendur Novel
Author: Arnaldur Indridason; Translated by Bernard Scudder and Victoria Cribb
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.
In The News
“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)
“Indridason’s favorite themes – loss and abandonment – haunt his despondent Reykjavik detective.” —New York Times Book Review on Arnaldur Indridason