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  • Published: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409078203
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

Arctic Chill




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.

  • Published: 1 May 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409078203
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

About the author

Arnaldur Indridason

Arnaldur Indridason worked for many years as a journalist and critic before he began writing novels. His books have since sold over 13 million copies worldwide. Outside Iceland, he is best known for his crime novels featuring Erlendur and Sigurdur Óli, which are consistent bestsellers across Europe. The series has won numerous awards, including the Nordic Glass Key and the CWA Gold Dagger.

The Shadow District – the first book in the Reykjavík Wartime Mystery series – won the Premio RBA de Novela Negra, the world’s most lucrative crime fiction prize.

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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 either

Scotsman

Highly believable mystery, seamlessly translated by the late Bernard Scudder and Victoria Cribb

Independent

Its humanity and insight make it truly memorable

Sunday Times

This novel has great clarity, emotional depth and resonance

Sunday Telegraph

Taut, stripped-down prose

The Times

Beautifully written

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