An Inspector Erlendur Novel
By Arnaldur Indridason
(Minotaur Books, Hardcover, 9780312659110, 288pp.)
Publication Date: September 18, 2012
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"Indridason fills the void that remains after you've read Stieg Larsson's novels." —USA Today Arnaldur Indridason has proven himself to be a master of the mystery genre with his critically acclaimed Inspector Erlunder series, which has sold more than 7 million copies worldwide. Now, in Outrage, this superlative crime writer author has written his best book to date, with exceptional prose, heart pounding suspense, and a mystery that is not solved until the last page.
Haunted by personal demons, Detective Erlunder decides to take a short leave of absence, putting a female detective, Elínborg, in charge while he is gone. When a troubling case lands on Elínborg’s desk, she’s quickly thrust into a violent and volatile situation with extremely high stakes. Soon, her investigation uncovers a twisted tale of double lives that may be connected to the unsolved disappearance of a young girl. The clock is ticking to solve the case before a serial rapist strikes again.
Reviewers everywhere rave about Indridason’s smart and fast-paced Reykjavík thrillers, which exemplify the very best in international crime fiction. Perfect for the many devoted fans of this series as well as for the reader who’s never visited Iceland through Indridason’s books, Outrage will lead you down a trail of hidden violence, psychological brutality, and wrongs that may never fully be righted.
ARNALDUR INDRIDASON 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 his next book, Silence of the Grave, is currently in production with the same director. The recent film Contraband, starring Mark Wahlberg, is based on an Icelandic film written by Indridason, who lives in Reykjavik, Iceland.
"Genuinely fascinating... A deeply compelling procedural that should provide Indridason an even wider audience than he already has found."
"Another deftly modulated murder puzzle from Indridason with terrific character portraits, many twists and a satisfying "aha!" moment."
"Fans of old-school sleuthing and new-school crime thrillers alike will relish this terrific read with its modern heroine but old-fashioned, meticulous approach."
“Outrage is further evidence that Indridason is one of the most brilliant crime writers of his generation.”
—The Sunday Times (UK)
Outstanding Praise for Arnaldur Indridason
“Indridason keeps readers guessing until the very last pages.”
—Washington Post Book World
“Arnaldur Indridason is already an international literary phenom. I can't wait for the next.”
“A commanding new voice . . . puts Iceland on the map as a major destination for enthusiasts of Nordic crime fiction.”
—Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review
“A superb series . . . Expertly handled.”
“Arnaldur Indridason and Stieg Larsson produced two of the best crime novels this year."
—The London Times
“Henning Mankell and Arnaldur Indridason are two of the great names in Nordic crime fiction.”
—The Canberra Times (Australia)
"Every one of these writers is good [Hakan Nesser, Kjell Eriksson, Ake Edwardson, Helene Tursten, Karin Fossum], but in my book, Arnaldur Indridason is even better."
—Joe Queenen, Los Angeles Times
“A haunting and elegant novel . . . a writer of astonishing gravitas and talent."
“What’s Icelandic for “We have ourselves a winner?”
—The Wall Street Journal