A pacy, tragic and thrilling murder mystery set in Reykjavik, by the Gold Dagger Award-winning Arnaldur Indridason.
A dark-skinned young boy is found dead, frozen to the ground in a pool of his own blood. The boy's Thai half-brother is missing; is he implicated, or simply afraid for his own life? While fears increase that the murder could have been racially motivated, the police receive reports that a suspected paedophile has been spotted in the area.
Detective Erlendur's investigation soon unearths the tension simmering beneath the surface of Iceland's outwardly liberal, multi-cultural society while the murder forces Erlendur to confront the tragedy in his own past.
Praise for Arctic Chill
What is it with those Scandinavians? For many years they have been producing crime novels of the most chilling and engrossing nature. However, one man stands out for his sense of highly believable drama, suspense and an almost effortlessly simple, yet captivating delivery. He is Arnaldur Indridason... one of the brightest sparks on the international crime writing circuit ****Mirror
An utterly absorbing detective story. In Erlendur - morose, grouchy, but hugely likeable all the same - Indridason has created a character in the Morse/Rebus mould who could stand comparison with eitherScotsman
Highly believable mystery, seamlessly translated by the late Bernard Scudder and Victoria CribbIndependent
Its humanity and insight make it truly memorableSunday Times
This novel has great clarity, emotional depth and resonanceSunday Telegraph
Taut, stripped-down proseThe Times
Beautifully writtenLiterary Review