Arctic Chill

Arctic Chill

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Baker & Taylor
The brutal murder of a young boy forces Erlendur of the Reykjavik police force to investigate simmering tensions beneath the surface of Icelandic society and confront a tragedy from his own past.

McMillan Palgrave
In this new extraordinary thriller from Gold Dagger Award winner Arnaldur Indridason, the Reykjavik police are called on an icy January day to a garden where a body has been found: a young, dark-skinned boy is frozen to the ground in a pool of his own blood. Erlendur and his team embark on their investigation and soon unearth tensions simmering beneath the surface of Iceland’s outwardly liberal, multicultural society. Meanwhile, the boy’s murder forces Erlendur to confront the tragedy in his own past. Soon, facts are emerging from the snow-filled darkness that are more chilling even than the Arctic night.


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& Taylor

On an icy January day, the Reykjavik police are called to a block of flats where a body has been found in the garden: a young, dark-skinned boy, frozen to the ground in a pool of his own blood. The discovery of a stab wound in his stomach extinguishes any hope that this was a tragic accident. Erlendur and his team embark on their investigation with little to go on but the news that the boy's Thai half-brother is missing. Is he implicated, or simply afraid for his own life? The investigation soon unearthstensions simmering beneath the surface of Iceland's outwardly liberal, multicultural society. The boy's murder forces Erlendur to confront a tragedy in his own past. Soon, facts are emerging from the snow-filled darkness that are more chilling even than the Arctic night.
The brutal murder of a young boy forces Erlendur of the Reykjavik police force to investigate simmering tensions beneath the surface of Icelandic society and confront a tragedy from his own past. By the Gold Dagger-winning author of Jar City. 35,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2009
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9780312381035
0312381034
9780307356826
0307356825
Characteristics: 344 p. ; 22 cm

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Apr 11, 2018

In this novel Indridason tackles the prickly subject of racism and immigration in Iceland but also the dreadfully cruel and pitiless behavior of teens who lack role models and proper moral education. This dark thriller is a compelling page turner because the events are somehow linked to the main protagonist ‘s (Inspector Erlendur) lonely and tragic life which intensifies the reader’s interest.

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