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Author: Arnaldur Indriðason Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Inspector Erlendur Series Release Date: April 2015 ISBN: 9781490680965
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In this stunning prequel to his critically acclaimed Inspector Erlendur series, Arnaldur Indridason gives devoted fans a glimpse of Erlendur as a young, budding detective.

The beat on the streets in Reykjavík is busy: traffic accidents, theft, domestic violence, contraband … and an unexplained death.

When a tramp Erlendur met regularly on the night shift is found drowned in a ditch, no one seems to care. But his fate haunts Erlendur and drags him inexorably into the strange and dark underworld of the city.

The writer whose work The New York Times describes as “having the sweep and consequence of epic storytelling” has outdone himself in this multilayered and masterful suspense story.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Puts Iceland on the map as a major destination for enthusiasts of Nordic crime fiction.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Keeps readers guessing until the very last pages.”

    Washington Post Book World

  • “Indridason and Stieg Larsson have produced two of the best crime novels of the year.”

    Independent (London)

  • “In this riveting prequel set in late-1960s Reykjavík, Indridason plumbs the backstory of his series lead, somber Inspector Erlendur Sveinsson…His obsession with Hannibal and what happened to him foreshadows the concerns of the more mature Erlendur in books set years later…The investigation slowly but surely gathers powerful, page-turning momentum. This installment stands on its own, but it’s all the more impressive for giving new insight into Erlendur.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Narrator George Guidall is at his very best as he narrates this prequel to the highly regarded mystery series featuring Inspector Erlendur…Guidall captures the kindness and persistence of the young man…Listeners join the police as they experience the humor, sorrow, and terror of day-to-day crime…Guidall captures all the tragedy of Hannibal’s story, so it’s all the more satisfying when his killers are revealed.”


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About the Author

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. He was awarded the prestigious RBA International Prize for Crime Writing in 2013 for Shadow Channel. The film of Jar City, now available from Netflix, was Iceland’s entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, and the film of Silence of the Grave is in production with the same director. The film Contraband, starring Mark Wahlberg, is based on an Icelandic film written by Indriðason, who lives in Reykjavik, Iceland.

About the Narrator

George Guidall, winner of more than eighty AudioFile Earphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. His forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.