The Quick. A woman swims in a remote, milky-blue lagoon. Steam rises from the water and as it clears, a body is revealed in the ghostly light. The Dead. Miles away, a vast aircraft hangar rises behind the perimeter fence of the US military base. A sickening thud is heard as a man's body falls from a high platform. The Forgotten. Many years before, a schoolgirl went missing. The world has forgotten her. But Erlendur has not. The Searcher. Erlendur Sveinsson is a newly promoted detective with a battered body, a rogue CIA operative and America's troublesome presence in Iceland to contend with. In his spare time he investigates a cold case. He is only starting out but he is already up to his neck. "His novels are gripping, authentic, haunting and lyrical." (Harlan Coben).
One of the most popular figures in international crime fiction returns: Detective Erlendur is back
"The prince of gloom" New York Times "One of the greats of modern crime fiction" Sunday Times "The king of Icelandic crime fiction" Financial Times "One of the most accomplished series of detective novels in modern crime fiction" -- Joan Smith Sunday Times "An international literary phenomenon - and it's easy to see why. His novels are gripping, authentic, haunting and lyrical" Harlan Coben
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.