Books by Arnaldur Indridason and Complete Book Reviews

Arnaldur Indridason, trans. from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb. Minotaur, $25.99 (304p) ISBN 978-1-250-00040-8
A chance meeting on the moors with a garrulous old farmer rekindles Insp. Erlendur Sveinsson’s interest in a decades-old missing-person case in Indridason’s moody novel featuring the Reykjavík policeman, the ninth to be published in the U.S. (after...
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Arnaldur Indridason, trans. from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb. Minotaur, $25.99 (336p) ISBN 978-1-250-00039-2
Insp. Sigurdur Óli takes center stage in Indridason’s solid eighth Inspector Erlendur novel (after 2012’s Outrage), providing all the Nordic bleakness and moral ambiguity of Reykjavik police colleague Erlendur Sveinsson, with a trace of stolid...
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Arnaldur Indridason, trans. from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb. Minotaur, $25.99 (304p) ISBN 978-1-250-04842-4
In this riveting prequel set in late-1960s Reykjavík, Indridason plumbs the backstory of his series lead, somber Insp. Erlendur Sveinsson. As a young cop, Erlendur patrols at night, writes speeding tickets, and escorts drunks to the station house....
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Arnaldur Indriðason, trans. from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb. Minotaur, $25.99 (362p) ISBN 978-1-250-07734-9
Set in Iceland in 1979, several years after the events of 2015’s Reykjavík Nights, Indriðason’s elegantly crafted procedural traces two parallel cases: recently divorced Erlendur Sveinsson’s private investigation of the disappearance of a school...
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Arnaldur Indridason, Minotaur, $24.99 (320p) ISBN 978-0-312-56991-4
At the start of Indridason's powerful sixth Reykjavík thriller (after Arctic Chill), the body of María, a woman ravaged by guilt, is found hanging in her holiday cottage, an apparent suicide. As Erlendur, a police detective who works largely alone...
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Arnaldur Indridason, trans. from the Icelandic by Anna Yates. Minotaur, $24.99 (288p) ISBN 978-0-312-65911-0
Elínborg, Inspector Erlender’s female detective colleague, takes charge of a case in Indridason’s subpar seventh Icelandic thriller (after 2009’s Hypothermia). When Elínborg and her team investigate the murder of Runólfur, an inoffensive young man...
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Anrnaldur Indridason, trans. from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb. Minotaur, $26.99 (304p) ISBN 978-1-250-12404-3
At the start of Indridason’s well-crafted second thriller set in Reykjavík during WWII (after 2017’s The Shadow District), Eyvindur, a hapless traveling salesman, comes home from a trip to find that his partner, Vera, has left with all her clothes—th
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Arnaldur Indridason, trans. from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb. St. Martin’s, $25.99 (368p) ISBN 978-1-250-12402-9
This outstanding series launch from Indridason (the Inspector Erlendur series) opens with the police entering the Reykjavík apartment of pensioner Stefán Thórdarson, who has died in his bed, apparently of old age. The subsequent autopsy reveals that
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Arnaldur Indridason, trans. from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb. Minotaur, $24.99 (336p) ISBN 978-1-4299-8388-4
Near the outset of this kinetic thriller from Indridason (Jar City), Kristín, a lawyer with the Iceland Foreign Ministry in Reykjavík, receives a phone call from her younger brother, Elías, who tells her he's part of a team on its way to the remote...
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Arnaldur Indridason, Author, Bernard Scudder, Translator , trans. from the Icelandic by Bernard Scudder. St. Martin's Minotaur/Dunne $22.95 (278p) ISBN 978-0-312-34071-1
In Indridason's excellent second mystery (after 2005's Jar City ), a skeleton, buried for more than 50 years, is uncovered at a building site on the outskirts of Reykjavík. Who is it? How did he or she die? And was it murder? The...
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Arnaldur Indridason, Author, Bernard Scudder, Translator , trans. from the Icelandic by Bernard Scudder. St. Martin's Minotaur $21.95 (274p) ISBN 978-0-312-34070-4
When a lone septuagenarian is murdered in his apartment in the Nordurmýri district of Reykjavík, detective inspector Erlendur Sveinsson is called in, along with partner Sigurdur Óli and female colleague Elínborg. Everyone
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Arnaldur Indridason, Author, Bernard Scudder, Translator , trans. from the Icelandic by Bernard Scudder. St. Martin’s Minotaur/Dunne $24.95 (312p) ISBN 978-0-312-35873-0
At the start of Gold Dagger Award–winner Indridason’s carefully plotted fourth entry in his crime series starring detective Erlendur Sveinsson (Jar City , etc.), a human skeleton surfaces in the bed of a lake near Reykjavik that’s...
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Arnaldur Indridason, Author, Bernard Scudder, Translator , trans. from the Icelandic by Bernard Scudder. St. Martin’s Minotaur/Dunne $23.95 (313p) ISBN 978-0-312-35871-6
Gold Dagger Award–winner Indridason stumbles in his third Reykjavik thriller to feature Insp. Erlendur Sveinsson (after 2006’s Silence of the Grave ). A few days before Christmas, Erlendur and his colleagues, Elínborg and Sigurdur
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Arnaldur Indridason, Author, Bernard Scudder, Translator, Victoria Cribb, Translator , trans. from the Icelandic by Bernard Scudder and Victoria Cribb. Minotaur $24.99 (344p) ISBN 978-0-312-38103-5
In Indridason’s stellar fifth Reykjavik thriller (after The Draining Lake ), police detective Erlendur Sveinsson and his team investigate the murder of a dark-skinned Asian boy, found frozen in his own blood one midwinter day outside a rundown
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Arnoldur Indridason, trans. from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb. Minotaur, $27.99 (352p) ISBN 978-1-250-76546-8
At the start of Indridason’s superb sequel to 2017’s The Shadow District, a melting glacier reveals the body of Reykjavík businessman Sigurvin, who has been missing for 30 years. The discovery comes as a shock to retired detective Konrád, who worked
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