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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

Minotaur Books

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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.

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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, author of the Reykjavík Thrillers, 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 Crime Writers Gold Dagger Award for best crime novel of the year. The film of Jar City (available on DVD) was Iceland's entry for the 2008 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. Indridason lives in Reykjavík with his family.

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