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Reykjavik Nights

Reykjavik Nights

An Inspector Erlendur Novel

An Inspector Erlendur Series (Volume 10)

Arnaldur Indridason; Translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb

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In Reykjavik Nights, a stunning prequel to his critically acclaimed Inspector Erlendur series, Arnaldur Indriðason gives his devoted fans a real shock.

Erlendur is a young officer assigned to traffic duties. He is not yet a detective. He works nights. Reykjavík’s nights are full of car crashes, robberies, fights, drinking, and sometimes an unexplained death.

One night a homeless man Erlendur knows is found drowned. Then a young woman on her way home from a club vanishes and both cases go cold.

But Erlendur’s instincts tell him that the fates of these two victims are worth pursuing. He is inexorably drawn into a world where everyone is either in the dark or on the run.

Praise for Reykjavik Nights

“Slowly but surely gathers powerful, page-turning momentum. This installment stands on its own, but it's all the more impressive for giving new insight into Erlendur.” —Publishers Weekly (starred) on Reykjavik Nights

“Indridason's prequel unfolds with the same precision, economically depicted characters and authenticity as his Inspector Erlendur novels, but a livelier energy replaces the middle-aged Erlendur's noir melancholy.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Indridason has crafted a stellar prequel to his popular series, offering both insight into Erlendur's gloom and a glimpse of what he was like before the cloud settled in fully.” —Booklist

“Will thrill fans.” —Library Journal

“What's Icelandic for ‘we have ourselves a winner?” —Newsday

“Puts Iceland on the map as a major destination for enthusiasts of Nordic crime fiction.” —Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

“Keeps readers guessing until the very last pages.” —Washington Post Book World

“Like his protagonist, Indridason is calm, methodical and unassuming. With Reykjavik's nights as a backdrop, what starts out as a modest tale of an unfortunate death develops into a deeply involving tale of chronic neglect, drug addiction, spousal abuse and the unsavory nature of fate.” —Chicago Tribune, Crime Fiction Roundup on Reykjavik Nights

“Indridason and Stieg Larsson have produced two of the best crime novels of the year.” —The Independent (UK)

“Every one of these writers is good [Hakan Nesser, Kjell Eriksson, … More…

“Slowly but surely gathers powerful, page-turning momentum. This installment stands on its own, but it's all the more impressive for giving new insight into Erlendur.” —Publishers Weekly (starred) on Reykjavik Nights

“Indridason's prequel unfolds with the same precision, economically depicted characters and authenticity as his Inspector Erlendur novels, but a livelier energy replaces the middle-aged Erlendur's noir melancholy.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Indridason has crafted a stellar prequel to his popular series, offering both insight into Erlendur's gloom and a glimpse of what he was like before the cloud settled in fully.” —Booklist

“Will thrill fans.” —Library Journal

“What's Icelandic for ‘we have ourselves a winner?” —Newsday

“Puts Iceland on the map as a major destination for enthusiasts of Nordic crime fiction.” —Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review

“Keeps readers guessing until the very last pages.” —Washington Post Book World

“Like his protagonist, Indridason is calm, methodical and unassuming. With Reykjavik's nights as a backdrop, what starts out as a modest tale of an unfortunate death develops into a deeply involving tale of chronic neglect, drug addiction, spousal abuse and the unsavory nature of fate.” —Chicago Tribune, Crime Fiction Roundup on Reykjavik Nights

“Indridason and Stieg Larsson have produced two of the best crime novels of the year.” —The Independent (UK)

“Every one of these writers is good [Hakan Nesser, Kjell Eriksson, Karin Fossum], but in my book, Arnaldur Indridason is even better.” —Joe Queenan, Los Angeles Times

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Arnaldur Indridason; Translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb

ARNALDUR INDRIÐASON 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. Strange Shores was nominated for the 2014 CWA Gold Dagger Award.

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