Reykjavik Nights

Reykjavik Nights

An Inspector Erlendur Novel

eBook - 2015
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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 Crime Writers of America Gold Dagger Award.

Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2015.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
ISBN: 9781466849419
146684941X
1250048427
9781250048424
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Additional Contributors: Cribb, Victoria - Translator

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Oct 21, 2017

Erlendur is a young cop going about his own business. In the course of his duties, he befriends a homeless man and, when he dies in a drowning, begins to investigate.
This book starts slow but as the story moves along, I realized that the reader is slowly getting to know how this man thinks and works. We're being introduced to a young man who hasn't quite found his path in life.
This appears to be a character-driven series. This sort of series gets better as it goes on. I'm looking forward to reading more of this series. This story may have been a bit slow but it was a good mystery, the people grew and the ending was satisfactory. A good start for a new series.

There is a lot of drinking and drunkenness in Reykjavik, if one is to believe this book. LOL!

PimaLib_SamR Feb 23, 2016

Erlendur is reminiscent of Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch who says "Everyone matters or no one matters".

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Daphne57
Oct 09, 2015

nothing but drunks, drugs and depressing country

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