A REYKJAVIK MURDER MYSTERY. It is a few days before Christmas and a Reykjavik doorman and occasional Santa Claus, Gudlauger, has been found stabbed to death in his hotel room in a sexually compromising position. It soon becomes apparent that both staff and guests have something to hide, but it is the dead man who has the most shocking secret. Detective Erlendur soon discovers that the placidly affluent appearance of the hotel covers a multitude of sins. Winner of the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger.
"Gripping, authentic, haunting... The best new series I've read this year comes from Iceland. Arnaldur Indridason is already a literary phenomenon - and it's easy to see why ... I can't wait for the next" Harlan Coben
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.