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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• "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