Author(s): Arnaldur Indridason
THE LIVING - Erlendur has recently joined the police force as a young officer and immediately sinks into the darkness of Reykjavik's underworld. Working nights, he discovers the city is full of car crashes, robberies, drinkers and fighters. And sometimes an unexplained death. THE LOST A homeless man Erlendur knows is found drowned. But few people care. Or when a young woman on her way home from a club vanishes. Both cases go cold. THE SEARCHER Two lost people from two different worlds. Erlendur is not an investigator, but his instincts tell him their fates are worth pursuing. How could they be linked? In The Heart Of the Night - Inexorably, he is drawn into the blackness of the city's underbelly, where everyone is in the dark or on the run. "One of the most accomplished series of detective novels in modern crime fiction". (Sunday Times). "An international literary phenomenon - and it's easy to see why. His novels are gripping, authentic, haunting and lyrical". (Harlan Coben).
The loner Erlendur has recently joined the police force as a young officer and is immediately drawn into the blackness of Reykjavik's underworld.
Shortlisted for Petrona Award for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year 2015.
"One of the greats of modern crime fiction" Sunday Times "The king of Icelandic crime fiction" Financial Times "An international literary phenomenon - and it's easy to see why. His novels are gripping, authentic, haunting and lyrical" Harlan Coben "One of the most accomplished series of detective novels in modern crime fiction" -- Joan Smith Sunday Times "A real pleasure" -- Mark Sanderson Evening Standard
Arnaldur Indridason worked for many years as a journalist and critic before he began writing novels. His books have since sold over 10 million copies worldwide. Outside Iceland, he is best known for his crime novels featuring Erlendur and Sigurdur Oli, which are consistent bestsellers across Europe. The series has won numerous awards, including the Nordic Glass Key and the CWA Gold Dagger.