Hypothermia by Arnaldur Indridason
A Thriller (Reykjavik Thriller)

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“Indridason fills the void that remains after you've read Stieg Larsson's novels.”- USA Today on Hypothermia

Inspector Erlunder has spent his entire career struggling to evade the ghosts of his past.  But ghosts are visiting him, both in the form of a séance attended by a dead woman and also in the reemerging puzzle of two young people who went missing 30 years ago. And there’s the ghost of the detective’s disastrous marriage, which, despite the pleas of his drug-addled daughter, he is unwilling to confront. In addition, he’s still obsessed with the disappearance of his brother, who vanished without a trace when they were boys.

He can only run from his ghosts for so long, and, when they finally catch up with him, Erlunder is forced to face the heart shattering truth of his past.

One of the most haunting crime novels readers are likely to encounter this year or any other, this is classic story that belongs on the shelf of every serious reader of suspense fiction. Hypothermia will chill you to the bone.


About Arnaldur Indridason

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ARNALDUR INDRIDASON 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. The film of Jar City, now available from Netflix, was Iceland's entry for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, and the film of his next book, Silence of the Grave, is currently in production with the same director. The recent film Contraband, starring Mark Wahlberg, is based on an Icelandic film written by Indridason, who lives in Reykjavik, Iceland.
Published September 14, 2010 by Minotaur Books. 322 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Horror, Biographies & Memoirs. Fiction

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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 Erlen

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David’s father, who has kept in contact with Erlendur over the intervening decade, is now on his deathbed, and Erlendur feels pressured internally to resolve the mystery before the man passes on.

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The sixth of Icelandic author Arnaldur Indridason’s novels featuring the lugubrious Erlendur, ‘Hypothermia’ is something of a departure from the format of those that preceded it.

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Chicago Sun Times

"What is it with you and the past- " a bitter ex-cop asks Inspector Erlendur in Hypothermia (Minotaur, $24.99), pushed to remember the details of an old investigation.

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