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Arnaldur Indriðason was born in Reykjavík January 28, 1961 and writes crime fiction. He is the son of writer Indriði G. Þorsteinsson. Arnaldur graduated with a degree in history from the University of Iceland in 1996. Arnaldur's first published book, Sons of Dust (Synir duftsins) in 1997, is the first in the Detective Erlendur series. Arnaldur's books have been published in twenty-six countries and have been translated into Russian, Polish, German, Greek, Danish, Catalan, English, Italian, Czech, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, Finnish, Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian, Chinese, Croatian, Romanian and French. He won the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award in 2005 for the novel Silence of the Grave. Arnaldur lives in Reykjavík with his wife and three children. (Bowker Author Biography)
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Jar City 2,821 copies, 131 reviews
Silence of the Grave 2,267 copies, 107 reviews
Voices 1,667 copies, 75 reviews
The Draining Lake 1,572 copies, 67 reviews
Arctic Chill 1,402 copies, 83 reviews
Hypothermia 1,252 copies, 68 reviews
Outrage 905 copies, 50 reviews
Black Skies 681 copies, 34 reviews
Strange Shores 627 copies, 32 reviews
Operation Napoleon 586 copies, 25 reviews
Reykjavik Nights 506 copies, 32 reviews
The Shadow District 394 copies, 23 reviews
Into Oblivion 371 copies, 24 reviews
Sons of Dust 361 copies, 7 reviews
The Shadow Killer 229 copies, 13 reviews
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Arnaldur Indridason worked for many years as a journalist and critic before writing novels. Outside Iceland, he is best known for his crime novels featuring Erlendur and Sigurdur Oli, which are consistent bestsellers. The series has won numerous awards, including the Nordic Glass Key, and the CWA Gold Dagger for Silence of the Grave.
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