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UK Critics Praise Indridason’s Arctic Chill

Iceland’s most popular crime writer Arnaldur Indridason’s ninth novel, Arctic Chill has been released in English (in a translation by Bernards Scudders and Victoria Cribb), and is, according to local media, among the most memorable crime novels published in the UK this year.

“Iceland is famous for stunning scenery, collapsing banks and now a world-class crime writer called Arnaldur Indridason. His novels feature a detective who rivals Henning Mankell’s Inspector Wallander when it comes to gloomy introspection, but his plots and layering of past and present are hauntingly original. […] Arctic Chill is not an easy read but its humanity, insight and spare prose make it one of the most memorable crime novels of the year,” writes Joan Smith at the Sunday Times in December 2008.

Arctic Chill was released in Iceland as Vetrarborgin in 2006. It features inspector Erlendur and his partners and their investigation of the murder of a boy of foreign origin, who is found dead, frozen to the ground, in a Reykjavík suburb on a dark January morning.

Click here to read more about Arnaldur Indridason.

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