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Arnaldur Indriðason

3.81 of 5 Votes: 3
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Books by Arnaldur Indriðason
Furðustrandir (2010)
language
English
3.81 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Anything Indridason writes is well done, whether you like the storyline is another matter. Erlander has always been a brooder, frequently disappearing from his work as a detective to spend time in the area of eastern Iceland where he grew up and where his brother (both were child...
Outrage (2012)
language
English
3.72 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: Really enjoyed this Icelandic mystery. Shows how tough it is for a female police officer. How she has to balance work and family and how it doesn't always work. I liked how she tried not to be nosy about her children's lives but was almost forced to. She pulled experiences fr...
Black Skies (2009)
language
English
3.64 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I put down this book after about 30 pages, but not for the reason you might think. I wasn't aware that the author had ventured off in stories as seen by Inspector Erlendur's colleagues. In fact no matter what it says up there in the graphic, this is NOT "Black Skies : an Inspecto...
Arctic Chill (2005)
language
English
3.8 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I always like to read a novel from a country I am visiting. So when in Iceland recently I read one of Arnaldur Indriðason's books. He is one of Iceland's best writing exports. I have always liked his books, a bit of mystery, a sense of the country and it's climate & geography. ...
Strange Shores (2010)
language
English
3.81 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: A very good mystery set in Iceland, featuring Insp. Erlandur. It's a rather melancholy tale. The Inspector goes back to his old home in the mountains, He does this on a regular basis as it brings back memories of his missing brother, who was lost in a blizzard. Erlandur and his...
Verdwijnpunt (2010)
language
English
3.81 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: It has been several years since I read my last book about Inspector Erlendur of Iceland. I really like this series because they give a good feel for Icelandic culture and the books explore the inner demons inside Erlendur. One of his internal struggles in all the books has been t...
Le abitudini delle volpi (2010)
language
English
3.81 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Erlendur is alone in the East Fjords district camping at his childhood family home continuing to search for his long-lost brother Beggi. During his wanderings he stumbles upon another missing person mystery shrouded in the mists of the past. As he tries to find if the woman, Matt...
Hypothermia (2007)
language
English
3.86 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I'm surprised this has such a high rating here. Arnaldur's a thoughtful writer and I like his detective, but this particular book is lacking in suspense and has a predictable plot. It feels like there's no particular hurry to solve these (apparently disconnected but OF COURSE rel...
Myrká (2008)
language
English
3.72 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Olipa erinomainen kirja Indridasonilta jälleen! Mielikuvani sarjan alkupään dekkareista on synkkäsävytteisempi kuin mitä tämä osa oli - olisiko siihen vaikuttanut se, että Erlendur oli tällä kertaa lomailemassa ja päähenkilöksi nousi kollegansa Elínborg, josta Indridason loi jote...
La rivière noire (2011)
language
English
3.72 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: This was one of the best book I have read in a long time. I actually didn't want to finish it. That how much of a beautiful read it was for me. It surprised me a few times and touched something on me a few times also. This is a story about rape and how deeply it effects people. B...
Onderstroom (2010)
language
English
3.72 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Despite Erlendur's absence in this installment (with Elinborg heading this investigation), this was one of the best novels in the series, and one of the most difficult, as it deals intimately with rape, the systemic failure of justice for rape victims and the difficulty of provin...
Un doppio sospetto (2011)
language
English
3.72 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: This mystery has the reader right beside the detective, such that the reader knows exactly the same as the she does. Erlendur was once again absent - odd, for a fictional police inspector, but in this book he was successfully replaced by his female detective, Elinborg. The myst...
Svörtuloft (2009)
language
English
3.64 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Though nominally an Inspector Erlendur novel the detective in this book is his team member, Sigurdur Óli. In Reykjavík, Iceland, Detective Sigurdur Óli is approached for a favor by his friend Patrekur. It seems that Patrekur's sister-in-law and her husband have engaged in a spot ...
Doodskap (2009)
language
English
3.64 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: This book is probably of interest only to the hardcore international mystery fan, but I liked it a lot. I have a fondness for all Icelandic detective fiction; most of it is cynical, matter of fact, slightly bleak, and complicated of character. Black Skies is no exception, cente...
Abgründe (2009)
language
English
3.64 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: This is another excellent book in an Icelandic detective series. Inspector Erlendur is not the main character in this book, it is focused on one of his detectives. The period covered is the frantic, out of control financial period around 2008, right before the financial crisis ...
Winternacht (2005)
language
English
3.8 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: So many of these types of books are murder after murder, often in graphic detail. This was much more a character study of the people surrounding the murder of a little boy. You got to know dozens and dozens of people as the police did their search. I read most of the last half ...
Vinterbyen (2005)
language
English
3.8 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Not as good as the earlier books in this series. There didn't seem to be as much depth in the story then everything was explained in a rush at the end. Even then, the explanation was laboured. There was a struggle to make something of racial prejudice in the motive but it seems n...
Einvígið (2011)
language
English
3.14 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: i found this book very slow paced and there were a bit too many names thrown around for my liking, I habe read Scandanavian books before but this is the first time tha names of places,streets,... seemed to annoy me. the historical background and the characters are not developped ...
Operation Napoleon (1999)
language
English
3.43 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Is it because Indridason is writing in a slightly different genre than his Erlendur mysteries, or is it the translator? The narrative is clunky, at times -- it doesn't flow. This is one of those times when I wish I could read the original language so that I would know for sure...
Kälteschlaf (2007)
language
English
3.86 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Hypothermia was a major disappointment to me, especially after thoroughly enjoying several other books by Indridason. The writing (which I realize is a translation) was very pedestrian and the ending wasn't satisfying in the least to me. The procedures followed by Erlendur were d...
Grafteken (1998)
language
English
3.33 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Drie sterren voor "Grafteken" van Arnaldur Indridason. Deze ijslandse thrillerauteur is tevens historicus en weet in zijn boeken telkens het verhaal - in dit geval een moordzaak - te laten afspelen tegen een waargebeurde historische setting uit ijsland. Dit vormt meteen de kracht...
Tödliche Intrige (2003)
language
English
3.38 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I really like Erlendur's advenures written by Arnaldur Indridason. Then it's not surprising that I gave this book only two stars. This book lacks everything that I love in other stories, mostly Erlendur and dark melancholy of Icelandic long winters and dangerous empty lands. I wa...
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