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Black Skies

By Arnaldur Indriðason, 1961- author.

Arnaldur Indridason, whom The Sunday Times calls "one of the most brilliant crime writers of his generation," has thrilled readers around the world with his series set in Reykjavik. In Black Skies, Indridason further cements his position as one of today's top international crime writers.

A man is making a crude leather mask with an iron spike fixed in the middle of the forehead. It is a "death mask," once used by Icelandic farmers to slaughter calves, and he has revenge in mind. Meanwhile, a school reunion has left Inspector Erlendur's colleague Sigurdur Óli unhappy with life in the police force. While Iceland is enjoying an economic boom, Óli's relationship is on the rocks and soon even his position in the department is compromised. When a favor to a friend goes wrong and a woman dies before his eyes, Oli has a murder investigation on his hands.

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.
 
"A sophisticated and complex thriller."
--Kirkus

Format

Book

Availability

2 available at Main (Downtown)
  • F Arnaldur, Fiction
  • M Indridason, Mystery

Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781250000392


Format: Book
Author: Arnaldur Indriðason, 1961- author.
Title: Black skies / Arnaldur Indridason ; translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb.
Publisher Date: New York : Minotaur Books, 2013.
Subject: Erlendur Sveinsson (Fictitious character) -- Fiction. Reykjavík (Iceland) -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9781250000392 (hardcover) 1250000394 (hardcover)
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System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 2
Call Number: M Arnaldur
Oclc: 827256724
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Bib Id: 452125

Format: Book
Author: Arnaldur Indriðason, 1961- author.
Title: Black skies / Arnaldur Indridason ; translated from the Icelandic by Victoria Cribb.
Edition: First U.S. edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Minotaur Books, 2013.
Description: 330 pages ; 25 cm
Series: An Inspector Erlendur novel
Series: Arnaldur Indriðason, 1961- Inspector Erlendur novel.
Subjects: Erlendur Sveinsson (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
Subjects: Reykjavík (Iceland) -- Fiction.
Other Author: Cribb, Victoria translator.
Other Title: Svörtuloft. English
Notes: "First published with the title Svörtuloft in 2009 by Forlagí, Reykjavík."
Notes: "A Thomas Dunne book."
Notes: Translation of: Svörtuloft.
LCCN: 2013014989
ISBN: 9781250000392 (hardcover)
ISBN: 1250000394 (hardcover)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: M Arnaldur