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  • Published: 1 August 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099563372
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $19.99

Black Skies




A suspected blackmailer is found murdered in this gripping crime story from the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger winner, Arnaldur Indridason

Detective Sigurdur Oli is in trouble.

After a school reunion exposes the chasm between his life and those of his much more successful contemporaries, leaving him bitter and resentful, one of his old friends asks him to pay an unofficial visit to a couple of blackmailers. He readily agrees, only to arrive to find one of the pair lying in a pool of blood. When the victim dies in hospital, Sigurdur Oli is faced with investigating a murder without revealing his own reasons for being present at the murder scene.

Moving from the villas of Reykjavík's banking elite to a sordid basement flat, Black Skies is a superb story of greed, pride and murder from one of Europe's most successful crime writers.

  • Published: 1 August 2013
  • ISBN: 9780099563372
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 464
  • RRP: $19.99

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 Black Skies

Sigurdur Oli is a troubled cop. He’s a bit spiky. He loves American football and baseball. When it comes to music, he likes rock. He’s very male. He recently split up with his fiancée. He doesn’t have a great relationship with is mum, but he’s dogged. You might not like him in person but he’s great to read about

William Leith, Evening Standard

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