Author(s): Arnaldur Indridason
Detective Sigurdur Oli is in trouble. After a school reunion exposes the chasm between his life and those of his much more successful contemporaries, leaving him bitter and resentful, one of his old friends asks him to pay an unofficial visit to a couple of blackmailers. He readily agrees, only to arrive to find one of the pair lying in a pool of blood. When the victim dies in hospital, Sigurdur Oli is faced with investigating a murder without revealing his own reasons for being present at the murder scene. Moving from the villas of Reykjavik's banking elite to a sordid basement flat, Black Skies is a superb story of greed, pride and murder from one of Europe's most successful crime writers.
A suspected blackmailer is found murdered in this gripping crime story from the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger winner, Arnaldur Indridason
Shortlisted for Petrona Award for the Best Scandinavian Crime Novel of the Year 2013.
"Essential Scandi-fiction" Sunday Express 20120715 "An international literary phenomenon - and it's easy to see why. His novels are gripping, authentic, haunting and lyrical" HARLAN COBEN "Satisfying and topical... Brilliant stuff" -- Maxine Clark Eurocrime "Black Skies is one of, if not the best, of Indridason's books" -- Michael Carlson Crime Time "Indridason is perhaps the best crime writer alive... Masterful as ever" Sydney Sun Herald 20120701
ARNALDUR INDRIDASON worked for many years as a journalist and critic before he began writing novels. Outside Iceland, he is best known for his crime novels featuring Detectives Erlendur and Sigurdur Oli, which are consistent bestsellers across Europe. The series has won numerous awards, including the Nordic Glass Key - an award also won by Scandinavian crime authors, Henning Mankell and Jo Nesbo - and the CWA Gold Dagger.