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    • Jar City

    • By: Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,075
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 951
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 949

    Gold Dagger Award winner Arnaldur Indridason’s novels featuring Inspector Erlendur Sveinsson became international sensations on their way to selling millions of copies worldwide. The debut of morose detective Sveinsson finds the inspector and his team delving into the murder of a retiree with horrifying secrets.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Cerebral Police Procedural

    • By Aaron on 09-14-13

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Shadow District

    • By: Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 410
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 374
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 374

    A 90-year-old man is found dead in his bed, smothered with his own pillow. On his desk, the police find newspaper cuttings about a murder case dating from the Second World War, when a young woman was found strangled behind Reykjavik's National Theatre. Konrad, a former detective, is bored with retirement and remembers the crime. He grew up in "the shadow district", a rough neighborhood bordered by the National Theatre. Why would someone be interested in that crime now?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A slow burn!

    • By Rosemary on 12-12-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • The Shadow Killer

    • By: Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 65
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 59

    Reykjavik, August 1941. When a travelling sales rep is found murdered in a Reykjavik flat, killed by a bullet from a Colt 45, the police initially suspect a member of the Allied occupation force. The British are in the process of handing over to the Americans, and the streets of Reykjavik are crawling with servicemen whose relations with the local women are a major cause for concern. Flovent, Reykjavik's sole detective, is joined by the young military policeman Thorson, the son of Icelandic emigrants to Canada. 

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as good as previous in this series

    • By Super Sue on 07-04-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Silence of the Grave

    • Reykjavik Murder Mysteries, Book 2
    • By: Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 505
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 449
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 451

    When a skeleton is discovered half-buried in a construction site outside of ReykjavIk, Inspector Erlendur finds himself knee-deep in both a crime scene and an archeological dig. Bone by bone, the body is unearthed, and the brutalizing history of a family who lived near the building site comes to light along with it. Was the skeleton a man or a woman, a victim or a killer, and is this a simple case of murder or a long-concealed act of justice?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Lovely, Dark & Deep

    • By dwhith on 11-26-14

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Voices

    • By: Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 209
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 210

    The Christmas rush is at its peak in a grand ReykjavIk hotel when Inspector Erlendur is called in to investigate a murder. The hotel Santa has been stabbed to death, and Erlendur and his fellow detectives find no shortage of suspects between the hotel staff and the international travelers staying for the holidays. As Christmas Day approaches, Erlendur must deal with his difficult daughter, pursue a possible romantic interest, and untangle a long-buried web of malice and greed to find the murderer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'm Hooked!

    • By Nancy in NC on 03-24-18

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Hypothermia

    • A Reykjavik Thriller
    • By: Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,026
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 885
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 883

    Iceland’s best-selling novelist and a winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award, Arnaldur Indridason is an international phenomenon highly regarded for his engrossing crime fiction. In Hypothermia, Inspector Erlendur contends with personal demons while investigating a woman’s suicide. Although there are no signs of foul play, Erlendur gradually exposes a sinister plot.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Fine Quiet Mystery!

    • By Silverhamr on 05-20-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Outrage

    • By: Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 219
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192

    Haunted by personal demons, Detective Erlunder decides to take a short leave of absence, putting his female assistant, Elinborg, in charge while he is gone. When a disturbing case lands on her desk, Elinborg is quickly thrust into a world of violent crime. A serial rapist is on the loose, and the clock is ticking as the police race to catch him before he strikes again. With exceptional prose, heart pounding suspense, and a mystery that is not solved until the last minute, Indridason fans everywhere will be thrilled to return to Reykjavik in this outstanding crime novel.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • What happened to this author.

    • By slwu on 08-08-18

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Draining Lake

    • An Inspector Erlendur Novel, Book 4
    • By: Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 294
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 257
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 258

    In the wake of an earthquake, the water level of an Icelandic lake drops suddenly, revealing the skeleton of a man half-buried in its sandy bed. It is clear immediately that it has been there for many years. There is a large hole in the skull. Yet more mysteriously, a heavy communication device is attached to it, possibly some sort of radio transmitter, bearing inscriptions in Russian. The police are called in and Erlendur, Elinborg, and Sigurdur Olii begin their investigation, which gradually leads them back to the time of the Cold War when bright, left-wing students would be sent from Iceland to study in the "heavenly state" of communist East Germany.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A delightfully dark and twisted story

    • By LukeJ on 10-19-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Operation Napoleon

    • By: Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 133
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 117
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 120

    Scandinavian crime writer and international literary phenomenon Arnaldur Indridason pens compulsively readable mysteries that have shot to the tops of best-seller lists around the world. When the U.S. Army attempts to secretly remove a plane from an Icelandic glacier, World War II intrigue erupts in the present - and threatens to engulf everyone in its path.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Misbegotten Thriller

    • By Lawrence on 01-05-12

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Strange Shores

    • By: Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 191

    Somewhere in the wilderness of Iceland's frozen East Fjords, Erlendur is on the hunt. For a long lost brother, for a woman who vanished decades ago, for answers. He has come to confront the family tragedy that has haunted him all his life. But it is another missing-person story - the disappearance of Matthildur, lost in a snow-storm decades before but not yet forgotten - which reels him in.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Melting the snowy past

    • By Bobbie on 10-11-14

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Into Oblivion

    • An Icelandic Thriller
    • By: Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 214
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 187

    It is a few years after Reykjavik Nights closed. Erlendur is now a detective working for the shadowy Marion Briem and is already divorced. It is 1979. A body of a man has been found in the blue lagoon, which has not yet become the tourist spot it is today. Apparently the victim fell from a great height, and at first the police investigate the possibility that he has been thrown out of an airplane.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love this Series

    • By ftmgal on 04-16-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Arctic Chill

    • By: Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 309
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 264
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 268

    The only author to win the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel two years in a row, Arnaldur Indridason has sold more than five million copies of his novels in more than 25 countries. A detective whose inner turmoil threatens to consume him, Erlendur Sveinsson is charged with investigating the death of an Asian boy—and confronting forces colder than Iceland’s frigid clime.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another great Arnaldur Indridason Iceland mystery

    • By Neal on 04-19-16

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Black Skies

    • By: Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 216
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 192
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 192

    A man is making a crude leather mask with slits for eyes and mouth, and an iron spike fixed in the middle of the forehead. It is a 'death mask', once used by Icelandic farmers to slaughter calves. He has revenge in mind. Meanwhile, with Detective Erlendur absent, his baseball-loving colleague Sigurdur Óli is in the spotlight. A school reunion has left Sigurdur Óli dissatisfied with life in the police force. Iceland is enjoying an economic boom and young tycoons are busy partying with the international jet set.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • a sad one

    • By EileenT on 05-15-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Reykjavik Nights

    • By: Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated by: George Guidall
    • Length: 7 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 308
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 274

    The loner, Erlendur, has recently joined the police force as a young officer. 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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brings Back Memories of Reykjavik

    • By Leonard on 06-08-15

    Regular price: $20.99

    • The Shadow Killer

    • By: Arnaldur Indridason, Victoria Cribb
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 9 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 3

    Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Shadow Killer by Arnaldur Indridason, read by Sean Barrett. Reykjavík, August 1941. When a travelling salesman is found murdered in a basement flat, killed by a bullet from a Colt .45, the police initially suspect a member of the Allied occupation force. The British are in the process of handing over to the Americans, and the streets are crawling with servicemen whose relations with the local women are a major cause for concern.

    Regular price: $21.81

    • Jar City

    • By: Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
    • Length: 8 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    A man is found murdered in his Reykjavik flat. There are no obvious clues apart from a cryptic note left on the body and a photograph of a young girl's grave. Delving into the dead man's life Detective Erlendur discovers that 40 years ago he was accused of an appalling crime, but never convicted. Had his past come back to haunt him? As Erlendur struggles to build a relationship with his unhappy daughter, his investigation takes him to Iceland's Genetic Research Centre, where he uncovers disturbing secrets that are even darker than the murder of an old man.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not Bad, Not Great

    • By Karen W. Lam on 10-10-17

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Tage der Schuld

    • By: Arnaldur Indriðason
    • Narrated by: Walter Kreye
    • Length: 4 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Ein Toter wird in einem milchig-blauen Wasser einer Lagune nahe Reykjavík entdeckt. Der Mann wurde offenbar ermordet. Kommissar Erlendur nimmt sogleich die Ermittlungen auf. Bei dem Opfer scheint es sich um einen Amerikaner von der benachbarten Militärbasis zu handeln. Dort erhält Erlendur jedoch keinerlei Auskünfte auf seine Fragen. Als eine Isländerin den Toten dann als ihren Bruder, einen Flugzeugmechaniker, identifiziert, erhärtet sich der Verdacht, dass ihm ein Militärgeheimnis zum Verhängnis wurde.

    Regular price: $12.49

    • Passage des ombres

    • Trilogie des ombres 3
    • By: Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated by: Philippe Résimont
    • Length: 8 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Un vieil homme solitaire est retrouvé mort dans son lit. Il semble avoir été étouffé sous son oreiller. Dans ses tiroirs, des coupures de presse sur la découverte du corps d'une jeune couturière dans le passage des Ombres en 1944, pendant l'occupation américaine. Pourquoi cet ancien crime refait-il surface après tout ce temps ? La police a-t-elle arrêté un innocent ? Soixante ans plus tard, l'exinspecteur Konrad décide de mener une double enquête.

    Regular price: $23.45

    • La Femme de l'ombre

    • Trilogie des ombres 2
    • By: Arnaldur Indridason
    • Narrated by: Philippe Résimont
    • Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2

    Une jeune femme attend son fiancé à Petsamo, au nord de la Finlande. Ils doivent rentrer en Islande pour fuir la guerre qui vient d'éclater dans les pays nordiques, mais le jeune homme n'arrive pas. Au printemps 1943, dans une Islande occupée par les troupes alliées, la découverte d'un corps rejeté par la mer sème l’émoi à Reykjavik. Au même moment, un jeune homme est victime d’une agression d’une sauvagerie inouïe non loin d’un bar à soldats, et une femme qui fréquente avec assiduité les militaires disparaît brusquement.

    Regular price: $21.96

    • The Shadow District

    • By: Arnaldur Indridason, Victoria Cribb - translator
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 8 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Old crimes, new consequences. In wartime Reykjavik, a young woman is found strangled behind the National Theatre, a rough and dangerous area of the city known as 'the shadow district'. An Icelandic detective and a member of the American military police are on the trail of a brutal killer. A 90-year-old man is discovered dead on his bed, smothered with his own pillow. Konrad, a former detective now bored with retirement, finds newspaper cuttings in the dead man's home reporting the shadow district murder....

    Regular price: $21.31

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