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Black Skies: An Inspector Erlendur Novel

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  • ISBN-13: 9781410465832
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 3/12/2014
  • Series: An Inspector ErIendur Novel
  • Edition description: Large Print
  • Pages: 497
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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  • Posted September 17, 2013

    more from this reviewer

    With Erlendur traveling and incommunicado and Elinborg away from

    With Erlendur traveling and incommunicado and Elinborg away from the Reykjavik police station, only Sigurdur Oli is left of the team to conduct police business. However, first he’s asked by his good friend Patrekur to do him a favor. It seems that his sister-in-law and her husband got involved in wife-swapping, and now are being threatened with exposure if they don’t pay blackmail money. Sigurdur Oli is asked to have a word with the female blackmailer, retrieve the pictures and get her off the couple’s back.

    When Sigurdur Oli goes to the blackmailer’s home, he finds the door unlocked. When he enters he discovers her body on the floor and determines that she’s been killed by a blow to the head. And then he’s hit with a baseball bat, and the perpetrator runs out of the house. The policeman chases but loses his quarry. Thus begins a long and complicated plot which ultimately also involves a banking scandal and another murder.

    The novel is pretty much a straightforward police procedural, and an intense look at Sigurdur Oli’s personal life. It is a departure from other of the author’s efforts, and certainly not as intense as “Jar City” or “Hypothermia.” This reader can’t tell whether it is the translation or the original prose which is different from the haunting style of the author’s previous works. In any event, it should not be missed, and is recommended.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 11, 2013

    good series addition

    second book in a row featuring a secondary character in a lead role- an idea I like, to learn more about these characters. interesting story to boot.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 20, 2013

    Silly, pompous

    The unlikeable police detective becomes easier to like as the story progresses. That's a neat trick and a plus. On the other hand, the child abuse near the moral center of the work deserves better treatment than this silly, pompous novel.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2014

    Wonderful Series

    I have read them all and still look forward to every new book in this well-written series about Icelandic detectives. The characters are not only interesting but also believable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2013

    Shadedsky

    -name-<br>
    *Shadedsky<br><br>

    -Looks-<br>
    *Sky blue eyes<br>
    *Black pelt with grey and silvery markings<br>
    *Scar on left leg<br><br>

    -Kin-<br>
    *Father: Ashfall<br>
    *Mother: Creek<br>
    *Brothers and sisters: Unknown<br<br>

    -Mate/crush-<br>
    *None<br><br>

    -History-<br>
    *Shadedsky was once known as Sky, until his uncle (Firetail) asked him to join his clan. Sky became Skykit. Skykit was trained to become a warrior, having no knoledge of his mother and father whom his uncle informed often of skykits life. At the age of six moons Skykit became Skypaw mentored to a traitor known as Shadedbracken. Shadedbracken taught Skypaw vicous ways of killing and fighting hoping that one day Skypaw would become evil and help him kill the clans leader... when Skypaw became a warrior he was named Skyshade, for he and his mentor cast a shadow over the forest... moons later Shadedbracken killed the leader, and tricked Skyshade into helping. When Skyshade betrayed him by telling the deputy Shadedbracken framed Skyshade for the murder... somehow Skyshades name turned to Shadedsky the scar on his leg was given to him during a training sesion with Shadedbracken...

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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