Arctic Chill (Inspector Erlendur #7) by Arnaldur Indriðason

Arctic Chill (Inspector Erlendur #7)

The Reykjavik police are called on an icy January day to a garden where a body has been found: a young, dark-skinned boy is frozen to the ground in a pool of his own blood. Erlendur and his team embark on their investigation and soon unearth tensions simmering beneath the surface of Iceland’s outwardly liberal, multicultural society.In this new extraordinary thriller from Gold Dagger Award winner Arnaldur Indridason, the Reykjavik police are ca...

Details Arctic Chill (Inspector Erlendur #7)

TitleArctic Chill (Inspector Erlendur #7)
Release DateSep 1st, 2008
PublisherHarvill Secker
GenreMystery, Crime, Fiction, European Literature, Scandinavian Literature, Thriller

Reviews Arctic Chill (Inspector Erlendur #7)

  • Orsodimondo
    IL SENSO DI INDRIÐASON PER LA NEVEIndriðason ama raccontare casi che iniziano con la presentazione del morto alla prima pagina - qui si tratta di un bambino thainlandese di una decina d’anni nato in Islanda da padre indigeno e madre thailandese ). Per poi prendersi trecento e passa pagine per sciogliere questa principale indagine.Il colpevole viene svelato nel finale: di solito prima Indriðason ci ha portato a sospettare di altri, e di solit...
  • Lobstergirl
    Erlendur: Dmystery/thriller plotting: D-writing: Fsocial commentary: D-translation: F-The entire murder mystery is utterly banal, the writing drab and unimaginative. I was going to say that Arnaldur really jumped the shark with this one (and that's just the type of stupid expression he and his translators would love) but I think he already did that with Voices. This is a translation that is oddly, bewilderingly, almost willfully subpar. Some exam...
  • Patryx
    La vita era un guazzabuglio di casualità imprevedibili che governavano il destino delle persone come una tempesta che si scatena senza preavviso e causa feriti e morte. L’Islanda nel 2005 (anno di pubblicazione del libro) solo da pochi anni (forse un decennio) si confronta con la realtà di una società multiculturale e le difficoltà, come in tutti gli altri paesi, non sono poche. La lingua islandese, ad esempio, ha peculiarità proprie che l...
  • Toni Osborne
    5th book in the series starring detective ErlendurThis crime novel is another winner and surely will become a world wide hit. As usual Indridason writes about controversial topics that are relevant in today's society. This one raised issues of immigration, multiculturalism, racism and poverty.The story starts when a ten-year-old boy of Thai origin is found dead, frozen to the sidewalk in a Reykjavík suburb in mid-January.Taking on the challenge ...
  • Sarah ~
    قشعريرة - أرنالدور أندريداسون أكثر ما أحبه في روايات الإيسلندي أرنالدور أندريداسون هو السلاسة .. وهذه الرواية لم تختلف عن سابقاتها ..يقتل طفل من أب آيسلندي وأم تايلندية طعنًا بعد خروجه من المدرسة وتجد الشرطة جثته في العراء .يبدأ محققنا الشهير ذو الم...
  • Hasan Mohammed
    إثرَ سقوط أحد أبناء الجاليات الأجنبية (الجالية التايلندية)، صريعاً مقتولاً سابحاً في بركةٍ من دمه الذي نزفه، يهرع المحققّون لكشف ملابسات القضية للوقوف على الفاعل وخلفيات الجريمة.باعتقادي، أراد الكاتب أن أن يُسلّط الضوء على أوضاع الجاليات الأجنب...
  • Jim
    After my doubts about The Draining Lake, it is good to see Arnaldur Indriðason concentrate on present-day Iceland, rather than an imagined East Germany in the 1960s. Like many European countries, Iceland has opened its borders to immigration, with some of the usual adverse results. Arctic Chill opens with the discovery of the corpse of a ten-year-old schoolboy who has been stabbed in the stomach and left to die in the wintry streets of Reykjavik...
  • Larissa
    With the Iceland Noir conference coming up in November, now seemed as good a time as any to read another Erlendur novel, the first I've picked up since Voices, maybe six years ago. I wasn't overwhelmed by Voices, I will admit, but I really liked Erlendur as a detective, so such a long pause in the series does feel a bit strange to me. And for reasons I really can't remember, if I had them in the first place, I skipped over the next title in the s...
  • Jeanette
    Below average Erlendur tale, IMHO. It barely makes the 3 star. The tone is heavy and at the same time continually quarrelsome. And it involves 9 to 14/15 year olds so there are masses of conversations that equate to 5th grade bickering. Erlendur himself incredibly subdued and far more morose than average while he witnesses an old mentor's death after a long hospital /hospice spell.This is about the SE Asian immigrants to Iceland. And the social c...
  • Karen
    There are some authors who are on my buy immediately list. Some of these books I can happily hoard - waiting until just the right moment to sit and enjoy them. And there are the ones that are buy and read immediately. ARCTIC CHILL has definitely been one of those books. As soon as it arrived in the house it danced around before my eyes until I could finish what I was reading and start this one.And you know when you've picked up a fabulous book be...
  • Ellie
    Arctic Chill by Arnaldur Indridason is the seventh book in a favorite series of mine. I love the locale-Iceland and I love the detectives, especially the lead detective, a withdrawn, introverted, anguished (of course) man named Erlendur, an alienated lone. Erlendur is estranged from his children whom he left 20 years earlier when he left a poisonous marriage. His daughter has become a drug addict with periodic lapses into sobriety. His son follow...
  • Ellen
    Arctic Chill by Arnaldur Indridason. This is my 10th book in the Inspector Erlendur series and hoping it never ends.A young Thai boy is found stabbed to death in the gardens by his family's apartment. Inspector Erlendur interviews members of his family regarding the child's friends and classmates. One indication of any problems surfaces within his school. A teacher appears to hold strong prejudices against immigrants coming into Iceland from Thai...
  • librivore
    Lecture ennuyante. Je me suis forcée à la terminer car elle fait partie de mon Cold Winter Challenge.Il est vrai que l'auteur aborde dans ce livre des sujets importants comme le racisme, l’intégration sociale, l'individualisme...etc, mais le rythme lent, la quasi absence d'action, les redondances...etc, ont rendu cette lecture inintéressante, ce qui fait que je l'ai "traînée" pendant 4 jours, alors que j'aurais pu la finir en 2 jours maxi...
  • Gregoire
    Forcément, le meurtre d'un enfant ne peut laisser personne indifférent Si on y ajoute deux autres enquêtes (disparition d'une femme et traque d'un pédophile) et qu'en plus, on pimente le tout de quelques réflexions sur le racisme, l'immigration, alors on tient semble-t-il tous les atouts en main pour faire un bon polar Et oui, bien que démarrant un peu lentement, notre trio d'enquêteurs (mais pas surhommes ni supersupersuper flics à l'am...
  • Chris
    The book isn't so much a mystery as a character study, or to be more extact character studies.Mysteries are addictive, be they filmed or book, yet in many cases fictional mysteries offer a world that really isn't our own.Honestly, if you lived in Cabot Cove, wouldn't you move? Jessica Fletcher shows up somewhere, you would leave like there was an outbreak of plague. And Sherlock Holmes, shoot, you might as well put the cuffs on yourself.But this ...
  • Mishehu
    Dateline February 5, 2014: Arctic Chill receives coveted "Slushee" for "WORST...SCANDINAVIAN...CRIME...NOVEL...EVER". Author A. Indridason noted for standout performance in "mediocrity of writing", "absurdity of story arc", "weakness of character development", "ignorance of police procedure", and "padding" categories. Arctic Chill is so quintessentially lame a book, no review could begin to do it justice. Any criticisms I might toss would merely ...
  • Ffiamma
    altra indagine di erlendur, poliziotto triste, in una rejkjavik gelida e sconvolta dal brutale omicidio di un bambino di origine straniera. più che la storia, mi piace l'approccio di indridason nel raccontare la società islandese, le sue atmosfere cupe, la caratterizzazione dei personaggi.
  • kostas vamvoukakis
    ο ισλανδος ειναι καλος ...πολυ καλος. αν ομως σας αρεσουν τα αστυνομικα με πολυ δραση μην τον προτιμησετε. θιγει αρχικα κοινωνικα θεματα απο διαφορες πλευρες (παιδικη βια, αλκοολ, ναρκωτικα, ρατσισμος κλπ) αλλα το κανει με καθημερινο τροπο χωρις να ...
  • Bettie☯
    'ð'is a 'th' sound, much the same a dd in Welsh!5* Jar City3* HypothermiaCR Arctic Chill
  • Dimitris Passas
    '' Δεν είχε συνειδητοποιήσει ότι όλα είχαν τελειώσει (...) μέχρι που πήρε την τεφροδόχο στα χέρια. Ανακάλεσε στη μνήμη του τη σχέση τους, τις εμπειρίες που είχαν μποιραστεί, την ιστορία που ήταν κομμάτι του, χωρίς την οποία δεν θα ήταν ο ίδιος άνθρωπο...
  • Emily
    Μακρινή Ισλανδία, μετανάστες και ρατσισμός σε μια μικρή χώρα που έμαθε για χρόνια να ζει μόνη της με τους πάγους της.Ο επιθεωρητής Έρλεντουρ καλείται να διαλευκάνει το φόνο ενός μαθητή, από Ισλανδό πατέρα και ασιάτισσα μητέρα. Ο συγγραφέας επιχει...
  • Mike
    Slow-paced story of Inspector Erlendur and his team looking into the murder of a 10 yr old immigrant boy. Was it a hate crime or drug related?
  • Clare
    I would read any book by Arnaldur Indridason. In Arctic Chill there are simultaneous mysteries to solve. The worst case described is that of the murder of a young boy. There is also a missing wife and a hiding-in-plain-sight possible pedophile. The thing that I love about Indridason's books though is not just the interesting plots but the continuing characters. This is the latest installment of the Inspector Erlendur Sveinsson series. Erlendur is...
  • Νίκος Μ
    Κατώτερο απ'τα προηγούμενα,χωρίς αυτό να σημαίνει ότι δεν αξίζει να διαβαστεί.Περίμενα να έχει λίγη δράση,αγωνία,σασπένς ή ανατρεπτικό τέλος..Τίποτα τελικά.Κι αυτό το βιβλίο του Ιντρίντασον είναι περισσότερο κοινωνικό παρά αστυνομικό,το θέμα το...
  • James
    First Icelandic mystery I have read. Impressed. Could feel the cold. Well written. Author certainly does not gloss over some of Iceland's citizen's attitudes towards immigrants. Not to say other cultures do not harbor same. Seems that Nordic authors are more open to the discussion of the changing culture mix of their countries.
  • Sofia
    Jag läste den här till ett arbete i skolan. Den var okej, lite händelselös för att vara en deckare. Den hade dock en tvist på slutet som jag tyckte om och jag gillade sättet saker beskrevs på. Men den hade lite för lite spänning för att vara en deckare.
  • Berit Lundqvist
    It’s February in Reykjavik, and icing cold outside. A ten-year-old boy of mixed races (Thai/Icelandic) is found dead, frozen to the ground in his own blood. He has been stabbed in the abdomen by a sharp object and left to bleed out and die. A terrible crime has obviously been committed. Time to call inspector Erlendur.When Erlendur arrives at the scene of the crime, the murdered boy’s older half-brother has disappeared from his home. Does he ...
  • Mohikanos
    Σίγουρα δεν πρόκειται για το καλύτερο βιβλίο του Indridason!Η ιστορία εξελίσσεται πολύ αργά, αγωνία δεν υπάρχει, οι διάφοροι κοινωνικοί προβληματισμοί σχετικά με το ρατσισμό, την ξενοφοβία, την παιδεραστία και την παιδική εγκληματικότητα αποδίδοντα...
  • Karen
    Pretty good book. 3.5 star. Not my favorite subject matter. I am sure his ones I have not read will be higher stars for me. Last year "strange Shore was in my top 5 for the year by this same author. This is one I may have not read if my library if it was not on digital and if it was not this author. I would skip the subject matter with a lot of other authors.