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  • Published: 1 June 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099549352
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $19.99

Outrage




On a cold night in Reykjavík a man lies dead, his throat cut, a bottle of Rohypnol nearby Author Arnaldur Indridason has been crime writing's best-kept secret... until now

Reykjavik, Saturday night He offered her another margarita, and, as he returned from the bar, he carefully slid the pill into her glass. They were getting along fine, and he was sure she would give him no trouble... 48 hours later A young man is found dead in a pool of blood. There is no sign of a break-in at his flat. The victim is found wearing a woman's t-shirt, while a bottle of Rohypnol lies on the table nearby. Detective Elinborg, already struggling to juggle family life and the relentless demands of her job, is assigned the case. But with no immediate leads to the killer, can she piece together details of the victim's secret life and solve a brutal murder?

  • Published: 1 June 2012
  • ISBN: 9780099549352
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • 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 Outrage

Arnaldur Indridason's new novel, Outrage, is further evidence that he's one of the most brilliant crime writers of his generation

Sunday Times

Such stately, well-mannered entertainment is not to be sniffed at

Scotsman

That rugged Icelandic glacier, Detective Erlendur, is away from Reykjavik and a disturbing case is handled by his female sidekick, Elinborg. The female perspective crates a different kind of novel from those built around Arnaldur Indridason's withdrawn and isolated loner. Here we have a detective worrying about her family while handling with sensitivity the victims of a serial rapist

Independent

Indridason is one of the best of the new European authors coming into English, right up there with Henning Mankell and Karen Fossum

Margaret Cannon, The Globe and Mail

Inspector Erlendur is one of the most compassionate detectives to come this way in a long time

New York Times

Indridason is a master of atmosphere.

The Vancouver Sun

Indridason has definitely vaulted onto the A-list of Scandinavian crime authors.

Booklist

This series places Indridason at the centre of the best of contemporary crime fiction. He is a master storyteller, and has a real gift for evoking the complex humanity at the heart of the most dour-seeming individuals.

The Guardian

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