Minotaur Books, Hardcover, 9780312659110, 281pp.
Publication Date: September 18, 2012
"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, Elinborg, in charge while he is gone. When a troubling case lands on Elinborg'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 Reykjavik 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.
"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