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  • Published: 9 July 2015
  • ISBN: 9781473522015
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352


One of the most popular figures in international crime fiction returns: Detective Erlendur is back


A woman swims in a remote, milky-blue lagoon. Steam rises from the water and as it clears, a body is revealed in the ghostly light.


Miles away, a vast aircraft hangar rises behind the perimeter fence of the US military base. A sickening thud is heard as a man’s body falls from a high platform.


Many years before, a schoolgirl went missing. The world has forgotten her. But Erlendur has not.


Erlendur Sveinsson is a newly promoted detective with a battered body, a rogue CIA operative and America’s troublesome presence in Iceland to contend with. In his spare time he investigates a cold case. He is only starting out but he is already up to his neck.

'His novels are gripping, authentic, haunting and lyrical' – Harlan Coben

  • Published: 9 July 2015
  • ISBN: 9781473522015
  • 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 Oblivion

The prince of gloom

New York Times

One of the greats of modern crime fiction

Sunday Times

The king of Icelandic crime fiction

Financial Times

One of the most accomplished series of detective novels in modern crime fiction

Joan Smith, Sunday Times

An international literary phenomenon - and it's easy to see why. His novels are gripping, authentic, haunting and lyrical

Harlan Coben


Mail on Sunday

A solid, atmospheric murder mystery.

Elis O'Hanlon, Irish Independent