[BOOKS] ✮ Reykjavíkurnætur By Arnaldur Indriðason – Tanitiyor.us

[BOOKS] ✮ Reykjavíkurnætur By Arnaldur Indriðason – Tanitiyor.us
  • ebook
  • 304 pages
  • Reykjavíkurnætur
  • Arnaldur Indriðason
  • English
  • 10 July 2017
  • 9781466849419

ReykjavíkurnæturIn This Stunning Prequel To His Critically Acclaimed Inspector Erlendur Series, Arnaldur Indridason Gives Devoted Fans A Glimpse Of Erlendur As A Young, Budding Detective The Beat On The Streets In Reykjavik Is Busy Traffic Accidents, Theft, Domestic Violence, Contraband And An Unexplained Death.When A Tramp He Met Regularly On The Night Shift Is Found Drowned In A Ditch, No One Seems To Care But His Fate Haunts Erlendur And Drags Him Inexorably Into The Strange And Dark Underworld Of The City The Writer Whose Work The New York Times Describes As Having The Sweep And Consequence Of Epic Story Telling Has Outdone Himself In This Multi Layered And Masterful Suspense Story His Latest Book In The Series, Strange Shores, Was Nominated For The 2014 Crime Writers Of America Gold Dagger Award.

Arnaldur Indri ason has the rare distinction of having won the Nordic Crime Novel Prize two years running He is also the winner of the highly respected and world famous CWA Gold Dagger Award for the top crime novel of the year in the English language, Silence of the Grave Arnaldur s novels have sold over twelve million copies worldwide, in 40 languages, and have won numerous well respected prize

10 thoughts on “Reykjavíkurnætur

  1. says:

    I purchased several books by Arnaldur Indri ason at our library book sale this winter, but rather than read them out of order, I decided to start with the prequel, Reykjav k Nights Murder in Reykjav k This full length novel, which is translated from Icelandic by Victoria Cribb, features traffic patrolman Erlendur Sveinsson Having just finished a five book series filled with switchblade wielding murderesses, rapists, and anarchist, this book was almost boring or highly refreshing take your pick I choose the latter The pace is slow, but steady Erlendur is a young policeman who works the night shift, where he deals with drunk drivers, domestic disturbances, loiterers, and traffic accidents The story opens with Erlendur being first officer on the scene when a pair of boys come upon the body of a vagrant in a pool of water He recognizes the man, Hannibal, as someone he has spoken with on a number of occasions After a time, he can t get the man out of his mind, and he begins investigating on his own time.Eventually, he links the case of a missing woman to Hannibal s death, since they both occurred about the same time Could both have been murdered Erlendur goes about making inquiries with those who knew both of the deceased He talks to street people and to the sister of Hannibal This quiet, private man who shares so little o...

  2. says:

    The proliferation of Scandinavian Nordic crime fiction is fascinating to me At first, I thought it was just a fad that would die out eventually, but no, it s still a big deal than a decade later And it should be too, because all the ones I have read have been great This book is by an author from Iceland and,naturally enough, is set in Iceland It is actually a prequel to the main series which features Detective Erlendur In this book, Erlendur is still a young traffic officer.At the very beginning of the book, an alcoholic tramp is found drowned in a pond A year later, Erlendur is still thinking about this case, which was pretty much immediately closed And it turns out that on the same weekend as that drowning, a woman went missing on her way home from a club Even though he is a traffic cop, Erlandur starts looking into both these cases Maybe they are related In order to find out, you ll have to read the book.This book has all the elements I li...

  3. says:

    I m still playing catch up here I actually finished this book about a week ago As usual, you can certainly feel free to choose between the longer, detailed review at my online reading journal or the shorter version here To my intense delight, Erlendur is back albeit as a young patrolman on the night shift in a prequel to the entire series On his regular shift one night, young patrolman Erlendur receives a report that takes him to the scene of the drowning of a homeless man who went by the name Hannibal Since it didn t seem to investigators that there had been any foul play, CID assumed that Hannibal s death was an accident, and the case goes cold After all, the man was known to be a tramp, CID had other fish to fry, and basically no one seemed interested Erlendur, however, had known Hannibal prior to his death, having crossed paths with him now and then, and just shortly before Hannibal s death, had listened to Hannibal when he d claimed that someone had set fire to the cellar where he was living Like everyone else, Erlendur didn t believe him Now, a year later, while Hannibal is just a name on a file tucked away somewhere in police archives Erlendur can t forget him Flying under the radar of his superiors, he decides he ha...

  4. says:

    In Reykjavik nights, we are re introduced to Inspector Erlendur, here a new, young policeman, on traffic detail, busting up small time crime burglaries, drunken house parties, fisticuffs, the sort of crime that happens on his frequent night shifts He also is coming to know the city better and the denizens of the night As in the later stories, Erlendur is different from his fellow officers and here we get a picture of both cause and effect what drives him to seek answers and just how relentless he can be He chooses to take on an unofficial investigation of the death of a tramp, a year after the incident, alone, as a private citizen.Iceland itself is always a character in these novels Erlendur feels the differences between the city and the country side deeply though his parents brought him to Reykjavik when he was 12 Part of him is still w...

  5. says:

    This is a prequel to the Erlunder series, which has remained one of my favorite Nordic series Was wonderful seeing the young Erlunder in the role of a traffic cop but how he still managed to put together things that had escaped others The bones of the later Erlunder already in place Not able to let go of something until it is solved to his satisfaction This plot revolved around a missing woman and a group of street people Loved to see the compassion ...

  6. says:

    I ended up enjoying this story Erlendur is a young cop going about his own business In the course of his duties, he befriends a homeless man and, when he dies in a drowning, begins to investigate This book starts slow but as the story moves along, I realized that the reader is slowly getting to know how this man thinks and works We re being introduced to a young man who hasn t quite found his path in li...

  7. says:

    I found this a bit disappointing I ve read several other Erlendur novels and have always found them extremely atmospheric I found this one rather matter of fact It was interesting to read this prequel, and find out how Erlendur started as a detective However, if this ha...

  8. says:

    Chronologically, the last we knew of Erlendur, the police detective of Arnaldur s series, he was perhaps forever searching for the remains of his younger brother As young boys they got lost in a wilderness snowstorm and inadvertently separated, Erlendur has never given up the search for his lost brother This chronological last sighting of Erlendur was in Fur ustrandir Strange Shores The next to last book in the series, The Chess Match, instead featured a young Erlendur back in the beginning of his career This latest book goes even further back in time, to 1974 While the Chess Match is set during the Fisher Spasski duel, Reykjav kurn tur Reykjavik Nights concerns itself with missing people and anchors Erlendur s obsession, almost his reason for being finding the missing.Yet here is another sense in which Arnaldur, the author, has his main character search for the missing the body of one of the persons he concerns himself with is not missing in the sense of it having disappeared his body was quickly found Rather, his searchlight is on after a man who most had forgotten and was too insignificant for anyone to look closely into why he drowned Erlendur, in his free time, wonders, and discovers this homeless drunkard s fate and who he was So along with Reykjavik in all its drunken modality in those days it was not fashionable or for tourists we see how the homeless, men and women, survive or not I was a student in Reykjavik...

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    Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for an opportunity to read a copy of Reykjavik Nights 3 1 2 stars I ve been meaning to read Indridason s series for a long time, so when an opportunity to read his newest book came up, I was delighted But I was a bit apprehensive because I tend to be a bit obsessive about reading mystery series in order I thought this book could be an exception because it s a prequel It takes place in the early years of Erlendur s career So I read it without having a sense of what the depiction of Erlendur s personality and life as a young cop is meant to suggest about the older Erlendur In the early part of the book I was distracted by this, and was finding the plot a bit thin and Erlendur not particularly interesting But as I kept reading, I found myself having trouble turning my Kindle off so I was clearly enjoying something about the book It s a fairly simple detective story Erlendur as a young traffic cop sets out to figure out who killed a tramp named Hannibal Erlendur does this ...

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    After a while a bus arrived and Thuri stood up, saying a curt goodbye as if she wanted nothing to do with Erlendur The sky was leaden and it was raining again He watched her climb aboard and select a window seat, ready to carry on circling the city with no destination, never leaving the vehicle, not caring where it went her life a journey without purpose As Erlendur followed the departing bus with his eyes, he pictured himself in her shoes, forever circling around life, alone, with no destination.Erlendur Sveinsson is a traffic cop, patrolling the streets of Reykjav k in the 1970 s, dealing with drink and drug offences, traffic incidents, responding to the occasional burglary A year earlier three boys, floating a homemade raft on water filled pools at the old peat diggings, found the body of a tramp, known to Erlendur as Hannibal At the time the death was dismissed as an accidental drowning, with detectives focussing on a missing woman who failed to return home after an office party Erlendur has been in a relationship with a woman for over two years, without feeling the need to settle down, and lives a simple life in a small apartment, no TV, eating traditional Icelandic food and reading books on missing persons This fixation of his on disappearances with the phenomenon itself, the fates of those who were never heard of again and the sufferings of those left behind to mourn.Something about Hannibal s death perplexes him Dwelling on his kno...

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