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Hypothermia: An Icelandic Thriller (Reykjavik Thriller)

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ISBN10: 0312569912
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An international sensation, published in over twenty five countries around the world, Arnaldur Indridason attained instant fame in the English-speaking mystery world after winning the Gold Dagger Award for Silence of the Grave. His other crime novels in the series, Jar City and Voices, have also been published to highest acclaim—U.S. readers who have already discovered this extraordinary writer are eagerly anticipating this latest Inspector Erlendur Sveinsson thriller.

Following an earthquake, the water level of an Icelandic lake suddenly falls, revealing a skeleton that is weighed down by a heavy radio device bearing inscriptions in Russian. Inspectors Erlendur, Elinborg, and Sigurdur Olis investigation takes them back to the Cold War era, when bright, left-wing students in Iceland were sent to study in the “heavenly state” of Communist East Germany.

But one of the students went missing, and her friends suspected that her “heavenly state” was all too real. Erlendur follows a long cold trail that leads back to Iceland, international espionage, and murder.

Another astonishing thriller from one of crime fictions brightest stars, The Draining Lake is Arnaldur Indridasons most gripping book yet.

Review:

"At the start of Indridason's powerful sixth Reykjavík thriller (after Arctic Chill), the body of María, a woman ravaged by guilt, is found hanging in her holiday cottage, an apparent suicide. As Erlendur, a police detective who works largely alone because he prizes solitude above all else, doggedly interviews those close to María--her husband, her relatives, her friends--in an unofficial effort to understand what might have driven her to take her own life, he unravels an ingenious and sinister plot. Complicating his investigation are the ghosts from his personal and professional past: his failed marriage and his shaky relationships with the son and daughter who grew up without him, as well as unsolved missing-persons cases he still feels morally compelled to pursue. Most scalding of all is his memory of the blizzard that he barely survived as a boy but in which his younger brother perished, the tragic event that shaped Erlendur's later life and lends mythic resonance to Indridason's remarkable novels. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

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Available for the first time in English, the seventh entry in the beloved Inspector Sejer series from Norways Queen of Crime, Karin Fossum

Synopsis:

A brand new addition to the captivating Inspector Sejer series from Norways finest crime writer.

Synopsis:

A new addition to the captivating Inspector Sejer series, the first since The Caller, from Norway’s finest crime writer

Carmen and Nicolai failed to resuscitate their son, Tommy, after finding him floating in their backyard pond. When Inspector Skarre arrives on the scene, Carmen reports that Tommy, a healthy toddler with Down syndrome, wandered into the garden while Nicolai was working in the basement and she was cleaning the house. Skarre senses something is off with Carmen’s story and consults his trusted colleague, the famed Inspector Sejer. An autopsy reveals Tommy’s lungs to be full of soap.

When Sejer and Skarre revisit the couple, Carmen, an epileptic, changes her story, confessing that she’d been knocked unconscious by a seizure while bathing Tommy. When she came to, she found him drowned in the tub and, horrified and frightened, threw him into the pond.

But Skarre and Sejer’s doubt is not appeased and the case is reopened. What more could Carmen be hiding? And what lengths will she take to cover her guilt? As Carmen’s own family starts to doubt her, Skarre and Sejer work to find the truth.

 

Synopsis:

Available for the first time in English, the seventh entry in the beloved Inspector Sejer series from Norways Queen of Crime, Karin Fossum

On a wet, gray night in early November, Charlo Torp, a former gambler whos only recently kicked the habit, makes his way through the slush to Harriet Krohns apartment, flowers in hand. Certain that paying off his debt is the only path to starting a new life and winning his daughters forgiveness, Charlo plans to rob the wealthy old womans antique silver collection. What he doesnt expect is for her to put up a fight.

The following morning Harriet is found dead, her antique silver missing, and the only clue Inspector Sejer and his team find in the apartment is an abandoned bouquet. Charlo should feel relieved, but hes heard of Sejers amazing record — the detective has solved every case hes ever been assigned to.

Told through the eyes of a killer, The Murder of Harriet Krohn poses the question: how far would you go to turn your life around, and could you live with yourself afterward?

About the Author

Arnaldur Indridason was born in 1961. He worked at an Icelandic newspaper, first as a journalist and then for many years as a film reviewer. He won the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel for both Jar City and Silence of the Grave, and in 2005 Silence of the Grave also won the CWA Gold Dagger Award for best crime novel of the year. (The film of Jar City, now available on DVD, was Icelands entry for the 2008 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.) Indridason lives in Iceland, and his next novel in the series is forthcoming soon from Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martins Minotaur.

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cthorpe2, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by cthorpe2)
This is yet another terrific Erlendur novel from Arnaldur Indridason. Each of his novels deal with a specific theme,and if you like dark mysteries, give this author a try.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312569914
Author:
Indridason, Arnaldur
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Author:
Fossum, Karin
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Thrillers/Suspense
Subject:
Mystery & Detective/International Mystery & Crime
Subject:
noir
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
An Inspector Erlendur Series
Series Volume:
No. 6
Publication Date:
20150825
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1 lb

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Product details 256 pages Minotaur Books - English 9780312569914 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "At the start of Indridason's powerful sixth Reykjavík thriller (after Arctic Chill), the body of María, a woman ravaged by guilt, is found hanging in her holiday cottage, an apparent suicide. As Erlendur, a police detective who works largely alone because he prizes solitude above all else, doggedly interviews those close to María--her husband, her relatives, her friends--in an unofficial effort to understand what might have driven her to take her own life, he unravels an ingenious and sinister plot. Complicating his investigation are the ghosts from his personal and professional past: his failed marriage and his shaky relationships with the son and daughter who grew up without him, as well as unsolved missing-persons cases he still feels morally compelled to pursue. Most scalding of all is his memory of the blizzard that he barely survived as a boy but in which his younger brother perished, the tragic event that shaped Erlendur's later life and lends mythic resonance to Indridason's remarkable novels. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Synopsis" by ,

Available for the first time in English, the seventh entry in the beloved Inspector Sejer series from Norways Queen of Crime, Karin Fossum

"Synopsis" by , A brand new addition to the captivating Inspector Sejer series from Norways finest crime writer.
"Synopsis" by ,
A new addition to the captivating Inspector Sejer series, the first since The Caller, from Norway’s finest crime writer

Carmen and Nicolai failed to resuscitate their son, Tommy, after finding him floating in their backyard pond. When Inspector Skarre arrives on the scene, Carmen reports that Tommy, a healthy toddler with Down syndrome, wandered into the garden while Nicolai was working in the basement and she was cleaning the house. Skarre senses something is off with Carmen’s story and consults his trusted colleague, the famed Inspector Sejer. An autopsy reveals Tommy’s lungs to be full of soap.

When Sejer and Skarre revisit the couple, Carmen, an epileptic, changes her story, confessing that she’d been knocked unconscious by a seizure while bathing Tommy. When she came to, she found him drowned in the tub and, horrified and frightened, threw him into the pond.

But Skarre and Sejer’s doubt is not appeased and the case is reopened. What more could Carmen be hiding? And what lengths will she take to cover her guilt? As Carmen’s own family starts to doubt her, Skarre and Sejer work to find the truth.

 

"Synopsis" by , Available for the first time in English, the seventh entry in the beloved Inspector Sejer series from Norways Queen of Crime, Karin Fossum

On a wet, gray night in early November, Charlo Torp, a former gambler whos only recently kicked the habit, makes his way through the slush to Harriet Krohns apartment, flowers in hand. Certain that paying off his debt is the only path to starting a new life and winning his daughters forgiveness, Charlo plans to rob the wealthy old womans antique silver collection. What he doesnt expect is for her to put up a fight.

The following morning Harriet is found dead, her antique silver missing, and the only clue Inspector Sejer and his team find in the apartment is an abandoned bouquet. Charlo should feel relieved, but hes heard of Sejers amazing record — the detective has solved every case hes ever been assigned to.

Told through the eyes of a killer, The Murder of Harriet Krohn poses the question: how far would you go to turn your life around, and could you live with yourself afterward?

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