Black Skies (Paperback)

An Inspector Erlendur Novel (An Inspector Erlendur Series #8)

By Arnaldur Indridason, Victoria Cribb (Translated by)

Picador, 9781250055880, 336pp.

Publication Date: September 2, 2014

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (9/16/2013)
Hardcover (9/17/2013)
Hardcover, Large Print (3/12/2014)

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Arnaldur Indriðason, whom The Sunday Times calls "one of the most brilliant crime writers of his generation," has thrilled readers around the world with his series set in Reykjavík. In Black Skies, Indriðason further cements his position as one of today's top international crime writers.

A man is making a leather mask with an iron spike fixed in the middle of his forehead. Meanwhile, a school reunion has left Inspector Erlendur's colleague Sigurdur Óli unhappy with life in the police force. While Iceland is enjoying an economic boom, Óli's relationship is on the rocks and soon even his position in the department is compromised. When a favor to a friend goes wrong and a woman dies before his eyes, Óli has a murder investigation on his hands.

From the villas of Reykjavík's banking elite to a sordid basement flat, Black Skies is a superb story of greed, pride, and murder from one of Europe's most successful crime writers.

About the Author

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.

Praise For Black Skies: An Inspector Erlendur Novel (An Inspector Erlendur Series #8)

“... a sophisticated and complex thriller.” —Kirkus

“A remarkable series.” —The New York Times Book Review