Arctic Chill: An Inspector Erlendur Novel (An Inspector Erlendur Series #5) (Paperback)


On an icy January day, the Reykjavik police are called to a block of apartments where a body has been found in the garden: a young, dark-skinned boy is frozen to the ground in a pool of blood. Erlendur and his team embark on their investigation and soon unearth tensions simmering beneath the surface of Iceland's outwardly liberal, multicultural society. Meanwhile, the boy's murder forces Erlendur to confront the tragedy in his own past.

Master crime writer Arnaldur Indridason's Arctic Chill renders a vivid portrait of Iceland's brutal, little-known culture wars in a taut, fast-paced police procedural.

ARNALDUR INDRIÐASON won the CWA Gold Dagger Award for Silence of the Grave and is the only author to win the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel two years in a row, for Jar City and Silence of the Grave. Strange Shores was nominated for the 2014 CWA Gold Dagger Award.
Product Details ISBN: 9780312655303
ISBN-10: 0312655304
Publisher: Picador
Publication Date: August 31st, 2010
Pages: 368
Language: English
Series: An Inspector Erlendur Series

“A remarkable series.” —The New York Times Book Review

“This Icelandic tale is delivered with exquisite sensitivity, in a moody translation.” —Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times

“A solid police procedural . . . well-constructed and certainly unflinching in its with of the human condition.” —Patrick Anderson, The Washington Post

Arctic Chill is most reminiscent of Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander series.” —Jessica Moyer, Booklist

“Delving into the prejudices and inequalities of Icelandic society, this novel has great clarity, emotional depth, and resonance.” —Katie Owen, The Daily Telegraph (UK)

“Indridason’s favorite themes – loss and abandonment – haunt his despondent Reykjavik detective.” —New York Times Book Review on Arnaldur Indridason