January 13, 2008


Author's Icelandic characters reveal selves slowly (Jo Ellen Heil, January 13, 2008, Ventura County Star)

Icelandic author Arnaldur Indridason is one of the more intriguing writers I've discovered recently. His mystery novels are placed in Iceland as firmly as Donna Leon's excellent "Inspector Brunetti" series is set in Venice.

Most of Indridason's books, which include "Jar City" (2005), "Silence of the Grave" (2006) and "Voices" (2007), take place in the capital city of Reykjavik. His characters, particularly detective Erlendur Sveinsson and his troubled daughter, Eva Lind, are complex and reveal more of themselves in each book, inviting readers to speculate on past motivations and future actions. Along the way, Indridason explores such controversial issues as child prodigies, human organ harvesting and drug abuse.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 13, 2008 11:12 AM
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