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. Strange Shores was nominated for the 2014 CWA Gold Dagger Award.
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 Reykjavik is busy: traffic accidents, theft, domestic violence, contraband … And an unexplained death.
When a tramp he 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 story telling" has outdone himself in this multi-layered and masterful suspense story. His latest book in the series, Strange Shores, was nominated for the 2014 CWA Gold Dagger Award.
Praise for Arnaldur Indridason
"Will thrill fans." —Library Journal
“What’s Icelandic for ‘we have ourselves a winner?"—Newsday
"Puts Iceland on the map as a major destination for enthusiasts of Nordic crime fiction."—Marilyn Stasio, The 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." —The Independent (UK)
"Every one of these writers is good [Hakan Nesser, Kjell Eriksson, Karin Fossum], but in my book, Arnaldur Indridason is even better." —Joe Queenan, Los Angeles Times