Voices by Arnaldur IndridasonVoices by Arnaldur Indridason


byArnaldur Indridason

Paperback | January 11, 2010

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The third novel in the award-winning Reykjavik Murder Mysteries.

The Christmas rush is under way in a big Reykjavik hotel when the police are called to the scene of a murder. The hotel doorman (and long-time resident of its basement) has been stabbed to death. With the hotel fully booked, the manager is desperate to keep the murder under wraps and his reputation intact.

Detectives Erlendur and Sigurdur Oli discover that the dead man had had a childhood brush with fame and that two old 45s on which he had sung have become prized collectors’ items. Estranged from his family for decades, why had the man continued to pay secret visits to his boyhood home?

As Detective Elinborg investigates a separate case of child abuse, and Erlendur continues to struggle both with his troubled family relationships and the ghosts of his own youth, their parallel stories probe deeper into the riddle of this latest Reykjavik Murder Mystery.
Arnaldur Indridason is best known for his crime novels featuring Erlendur and Sigurdur Oli, which are consistent bestsellers in his home country of Iceland, and in Germany. The series has won numerous awards, including the Nordic Glass Key (for Tainted Blood and Silence of the Grave), and the CWA Gold Dagger (for Silence of the Grave).
Title:VoicesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 7.77 × 5.07 × 0.93 inPublished:January 11, 2010Publisher:Random House UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0099546620

ISBN - 13:9780099546627


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Simple, but believable mystery I enjoyed this book, and appreciated the simple mystery it unveiled. There were no supernatural aspects, or huge government conspiracies, just a simple whodunit murder mystery. It lacked in the action department, and there were some slow spots, but the plot was exciting enough without the blood and gore. I did think that there were one too many twists near the conclusion as Indridason tried to keep things edgy as Detective Erlendur figured things out. Either way, still a very good police procedural.
Date published: 2017-03-16

Editorial Reviews

“If you like your thrillers slow but masterfully written then this one is for you.”
Irish Times

“Morosely, intelligently, Erlendur unravels the mystery. With Voices Indridason proves that his Golden Dagger victory for Silence of the Grave last year was no fluke.”
The Times

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