Voices (Inspector Erlendur Series #3)

Voices (Inspector Erlendur Series #3)

by Arnaldur Indridason, Bernard Scudder
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Voices (Inspector Erlendur Series #3) by Arnaldur Indridason


Arnaldur Indridason took the international crime fiction scene by storm after winning England's CWA Gold Dagger Award for Silence of the Grave. Now, with the highly anticipated Voices, this world-class sensation treats American readers to another extraordinary Inspector Erlendur Sveinsson thriller.

The Christmas rush is at its peak in a grand Reykjavík hotel when Inspector Erlendur Sveinsson is called in to investigate a murder. The hotel Santa has been stabbed, and Erlendur and his detective colleagues have no shortage of suspects between hotel staff and the international travelers staying for the holidays.

But then a shocking secret surfaces. As Christmas Day approaches, Erlendur must deal with his difficult daughter, pursue a possible romantic interest, and untangle a long-buried web of malice and greed to find the murderer.

One of Indridason's most accomplished works to date, Voices is sure to win him a multitude of new American suspense fans.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429963404
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 09/02/2008
Series: Inspector Erlendur Series , #3
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 71,067
File size: 587 KB

About the Author

Arnaldur Indridason, author of the Reykjavík Thrillers, was born in 1961. He worked at an Icelandic newspaper, first as a journalist and then for many years as a film reviewer. He won the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel for both Jar City and Silence of the Grave, and in 2005 Silence of the Grave also won the Crime Writers Gold Dagger Award for best crime novel of the year. The film of Jar City (available on DVD) was Iceland's entry for the 2008 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. Indridason lives in Reykjavík with his family.


ARNALDUR INDRIÐASON won the CWA Gold Dagger Award for Silence of the Grave and is the only author to win the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel two years in a row, for Jar City and Silence of the Grave. Strange Shores was nominated for the 2014 CWA Gold Dagger Award.

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Voices (Reykjavik Thriller Series #3) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you have not as yet discovered this Icelandic writer you cannot do better than to start with this the 3rd in a series set in and around Reykjavik, as each book stands alone. Three detectives of the Reykjavik police have to solve the mystery of an old man found in the basement of one of the large Hotels at the height of the Christmas holiday season. All three detectives have problems of their own away from the investigation. This is a series of novels I would rate as high as anything written by Peter Robinson 'see 'Friend of the Devil''.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was the first book that I had read in the series and I became hooked. I have been a faithful reader of everything that has been translated from Arnaldur Indridason.
harstan More than 1 year ago
The grand hotel is loaded with tourists vacationing in Iceland during Christmas. However, the management calls the Reykjavik police to inform them someone murdered their doorman who doubled as Santa Claus. Police inspector Erlendur and Detectives Sigurdur Oli and Elinborg arrive at the crime scene to find in the basement the bludgeoned corpse of Gudlaugur Egilsson a used condom hangs from his penis. As saliva is taken from all the guests and employees, the three cops interview everyone, but no one admits knowing the victim outside of the hotel. The hotel manager confesses that he had just fired Gudlaugur, but had no motive to kill him. Erlendur and his companions soon learn that Gudlaugur was a popular soprano as a young boy so the sleuths turn towards his family, whom he was estranged from after an incident with his father left the older Egilsson wheelchair bound. Erlendur personalizes the case as it reminds him of his own family, but diligently continues seeking the motive that will lead to the killer¿s identity if DNA testing fails to do so. --- This terrific Icelander police procedural combines a strong murder investigation with Erlendur¿s personal crisis as the case is wearing him down. His daughter visits him though everyone assumes she is a hooker he hired, and he considers an affair with a crime scene technician. Readers will appreciate Arnaldur Indridason¿s fabulous whodunit due to predominately Erlendur (see his previous case SILENCE OF THE GRAVE). --- Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Exceptional , enigmatic , superb author. One of my favorites from this author.
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BookLoverCT More than 1 year ago
I have read each of the three books in the Reykjavik series and am looking forward to starting the 4th - The Draining Lake. You learn a lot about what it feels to live in this remote interesting country. Very enjoyable.
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When you are looking for something to read that is familiar yet different.
pjcolbert More than 1 year ago
The story line led you in another direction and then zapped you with an unexpected ending.
obxtea More than 1 year ago
This was the first book I read in this series, but it was so good I intend to read them all. It was very well written - interesting plot, good characters. It's great when you can find a mystery that doesn't follow the "bestseller" formula.
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1dachsmom More than 1 year ago
I have read this authors other books and thoroughly enjoyed them. But, although I did finish reading this one out of curiosity, the story was highly disturbing and actually gave me nightmares. If you like a mystery where sex and harsh language are the main part of the story, then this one is for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
(Put to any slow sad tune you want)Im tired of being in the background. The backup that is never. I called on. Im tired of only having one friend! Why cant we all be equal. I wish i were important. Wush i was heard. Im tired of beeing seen and never heard. Im just in the background. A place people dont look. Im just the backup that no one cares about. Im seen and not heard. They see me and dont care. I wish they cared. Cause i could be somebody. I could have importance. But no. Im just there. They see me and dont care. Im just the background. The unwanted backup. The odd man out. They get used me. Being there. But they just care. Ohhhhh. They see there they just care. Just dont care. ....... dont care. Cause im the background, the backup, the odd man out. Im seen not heard not a single word. They see me and dont care....... (Hope you enjoyed it....... not)