Publish date: May 2009
Publisher: Bastei Lübbe
Pages no: 384
Edition language: Deutsch
Series: Reykjavík Murder Mystery (#5)
I suppose I should finish this ... or at least skim the end to see who done it.... it is a bit 'meh', though... not nearly as good as the first two. And even those had at least a slight scent of 'stretching for effect'. One senses that the author is aware of not wanting to offend or make mistakes.O...
Happy to read another entry in the series. I enjoy Inspector Erlendur. I enjoy the setting (Iceland). I enjoy the mysteries. If you've read the Scandinavian mysteries, this series fits right in there. The setting is gloomy, the gritty world is just under the surface, detectives are flawed. And yet, ...
I'm afraid I just don't find these characters very interesting.
I don't know if it's just that the translation is terrible or if the original was just as awful. The writing is stilted and the story doesn't flow smoothly. There's a lot of "he" but it takes paragraphs before "he" is defined. It makes it tough to read and try to figure out what is going on and wh...
During the run-up to Christmas, Erlendur and his team are called in to investigate the murder of a doorman, who was found in his Santa costume, at a large Rejkjavik hotel. This was another exceptional crime novel by Arnaldur Indriðason. Very dark and introspective, the plot focuses on family relat...