The loner Erlendur has recently joined the police force as a young officer and is immediately drawn into the blackness of Reykjavik's underworld.
Arnaldur Indridason worked for many years as a journalist and critic before he began writing novels. His books have since sold over 12 million copies worldwide. Outside Iceland, he is best known for his crime novels featuring Erlendur and Sigurdur Oli, which are consistent bestsellers across Europe. The series has won numerous awards, including the Nordic Glass Key and the CWA Gold Dagger.
"One of the greats of modern crime fiction" * Sunday Times * "The king of Icelandic crime fiction" * Financial Times * "An international literary phenomenon - and it's easy to see why. His novels are gripping, authentic, haunting and lyrical" * Harlan Coben * "One of the most accomplished series of detective novels in modern crime fiction" -- Joan Smith * Sunday Times * "A real pleasure" -- Mark Sanderson * Evening Standard *