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Hypothermia

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Hypothermia by Arnaldur Indridason, book reviewThe sixth of Icelandic author Arnaldur Indridason’s novels featuring the lugubrious Erlendur, ‘Hypothermia’ is something of a departure from the format of those that preceded it. Here Erlendur more or less goes it alone as he carries out his own off the record investigation into the case of the apparent suicide of a woman at her holiday home in Iceland’s Lake District; Erlendur is not directly connected with the case but becomes involved when it is found that the dead woman lived on his patch. Everything seems straightforward until a couple of days later when a friend of the dead woman asks to see him; she tells him that there is something that doesn’t seem quite right with the events around Maria’s death and that, although Maria had been depressed for several years since the death of her mother, with whom she and her husband, Baldvin, lived, she doesn’t believe that she would have killed herself.

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Arctic Chill

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Arctic Chill By Arnaldur IndridasonIn Icelandic crime writer Arnaldur Indridason’s “Arctic Chill” the story once again centres on senior detective Erlendur Sveinson and his team. Having now read several of the series, the characters were familiar to me and by now I would say that it would be better to read one of the earlier books rather than start with this one.

This time Erlendur has to investigate the death of a young boy, a child whose mother is a Thai immigrant, now separated from the boy’s father, an Icelander. The boy is found in the snow near his home having died from a stab wound.

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