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Inspector Erlendur returns in this gripping Icelandic thriller 

When a skeleton is discovered half-buried in a construction site outside of Reykjavík, Inspector Erlendur finds himself knee-deep in both a crime scene and an archeological dig. Bone by bone, the body is unearthed, and the brutalizing history of a family who lived near the building site comes to light along with it. Was the skeleton a man or a woman, a victim or a killer, and is this a simple case of murder or a long-concealed act of justice? As Erlendur tries to crack this cold case, he must also save his drug-addicted daughter from self destruction and somehow glue his hopelessly fractured family back together. 

Like the chilly Nordic mysteries of Henning Mankell and Karen Fossum, Arnaldur Indriðason delivers a stark police procedural full of humanity and pathos, a classic noir from a very cold place.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A writer of astonishing gravitas and talent.”

    John Lescroart, New York Times bestselling author

  • “George Guidall makes everything he narrates better, and his performance of the Inspector Erlander Icelandic mysteries is no exception. A gravelly voice for Erlander exposes his loneliness and melancholy…Guidall noticeably slows down the pacing for the scenes of domestic abuse, amping up the suspense and conveying the terror of the next battering blow.”


  • “Now Iceland has its own Mankell.”

    Holger Kreitling, Die Welt (Germany)

  • Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger
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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. 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.