Black Skies

Paperback | July 1, 2013

byArnaldur Indridason

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A suspected blackmailer is found murdered in this gripping crime story from the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger winner, Arnaldur Indridason.
     Detective Sigurdur Oli is in trouble.

     After a school reunion exposes the chasm between his life and those of his much more successful contemporaries, leaving him bitter and resentful, one of his old friends asks him to pay an unofficial visit to a couple of blackmailers. He readily agrees, only to arrive to find one of the pair lying in a pool of blood. When the victim dies in hospital, Sigurdur Oli is faced with investigating a murder without revealing his own reasons for being present at the murder scene.

     Moving from the villas of Reykjavík's banking elite to a sordid basement flat, Black Skies is a superb story of greed, pride and murder from one of Europe's most successful crime writers.

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A suspected blackmailer is found murdered in this gripping crime story from the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger winner, Arnaldur Indridason.     Detective Sigurdur Oli is in trouble.      After a school reunion exposes the chasm between his life and those of his much more successful contemporaries, leaving him bitter and resentf...

ARNALDUR INDRIDASON worked for many years as a journalist and critic before he began writing novels. Outside Iceland, he is best known for his crime novels featuring Detectives Erlendur and Sigurdur Óli, which are consistent bestsellers across Europe. The series has won numerous awards, including the Nordic Glass Key -- an award also w...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:464 pages, 7.78 × 5.09 × 1.1 inPublished:July 1, 2013Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0099563371

ISBN - 13:9780099563372

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sigurdur ole's solo case In the other books, I always felt Sigurdur Ole was a bit incompetent, but he is very skillful in this one. He is on his own because Erlendur is on one of his vacations to where he grew up. The question raised in this book is how much of what happens in our childhood affects our adult lives. It's an interesting question, answered mostly by Sigurdur Ole's connection with a homeless man who actually wants to speak to Erlendur.. This book has a lighter atmosphere than Indridson's novels where Erlendur is the main character, but Iceland still claims lives.
Date published: 2014-09-29

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Editorial Reviews

• "An international literary phenomenon -- and it's easy to see why. His novels are gripping, authentic, haunting and lyrical." --Harlan Coben

 • "Black Skies is one of, if not the best, of Indridason's books." -- Michael Carlson, Crime Time