An Inspector Erlendur NovelAn Inspector Erlendur Series (Volume 5)
Arnaldur Indridason; Translated by Bernard Scudder and Victoria Cribb
In this new extraordinary thriller from Gold Dagger Award winner Arnaldur Indridason, the Reykjavik police are called on an icy January day to a garden where a body has been found: a young, dark-skinned boy is frozen to the ground in a pool of his own 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. Soon, facts are emerging from the snow-filled darkness that are more chilling even than the Arctic night.
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....
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)