Outrage by Arnaldur Indridason
An Inspector Erlendur Novel (Reykjavik Thriller)

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"Indridason fills the void that remains after you've read Stieg Larsson's novels." --USA Today

Arnaldur Indridason has proven himself to be a master of the mystery genre with his critically acclaimed Inspector Erlunder series, which has sold more than 7 million copies worldwide. Now, in Outrage, this superlative crime writer author has written his best book to date, with exceptional prose, heart pounding suspense, and a mystery that is not solved until the last page.

Haunted by personal demons, Detective Erlunder decides to take a short leave of absence, putting a female detective, Elínborg, in charge while he is gone. When a troubling case lands on Elínborg's desk, she's quickly thrust into a violent and volatile situation with extremely high stakes. Soon, her investigation uncovers a twisted tale of double lives that may be connected to the unsolved disappearance of a young girl. The clock is ticking to solve the case before a serial rapist strikes again.
Reviewers everywhere rave about Indridason's smart and fast-paced Reykjavík thrillers, which exemplify the very best in international crime fiction. Perfect for the many devoted fans of this series as well as for the reader who's never visited Iceland through Indridason's books, Outrage will lead you down a trail of hidden violence, psychological brutality, and wrongs that may never fully be righted.


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 August 27, 2013 by Picador. 288 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime, Horror. Fiction

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Runólfur's mother, Kristjana, who lives in a village far from the city, confirms her son's eagerness to escape the village and live in the city but offers little useful information.

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Elínborg, Inspector Erlender’s female detective colleague, takes charge of a case in Indridason’s subpar seventh Icelandic thriller (after 2009’s Hypothermia).

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Book Reporter

The answer is that, as with Arnaldur’s other work, it is so well done, so finely crafted, plotted and paced that the reader is compelled to read the entire book in one sitting while at the same time yearning to read slowly to ensure that nothing is missed."

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The Bookbag

This is a cleverly worked story and at the end of it I had to conclude that Indridason is not nearly as well known outside Iceland as he ought to be.

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The seventh book from one of Iceland's best-known crime authors featuring the team of Detectives Erlendur, Elinborg and Oli, Outrage opens with a murder—though there's no sign of a break-in, and the victim appears to have taken rohypnol.

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