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Hypothermia (Inspector Erlendur #8) Indridason Fills The Void That Remains After You Ve Read Stieg Larsson S Novels USA Today On HypothermiaInspector Erlunder Has Spent His Entire Career Struggling To Evade The Ghosts Of His Past But Ghosts Are Visiting Him, Both In The Form Of A S Ance Attended By A Dead Woman And Also In The Reemerging Puzzle Of Two Young People Who Went Missing Years Ago And There S The Ghost Of The Detective S Disastrous Marriage, Which, Despite The Pleas Of His Drug Addled Daughter, He Is Unwilling To Confront In Addition, He S Still Obsessed With The Disappearance Of His Brother, Who Vanished Without A Trace When They Were BoysHe Can Only Run From His Ghosts For So Long, And, When They Finally Catch Up With Him, Erlunder Is Forced To Face The Heart Shattering Truth Of His PastOne Of The Most Haunting Crime Novels Readers Are Likely To Encounter This Year Or Any Other, This Is Classic Story That Belongs On The Shelf Of Every Serious Reader Of Suspense Fiction Hypothermia Will Chill You To The Bone

  • Hardcover
  • 314 pages
  • Hypothermia (Inspector Erlendur #8)
  • Arnaldur Indriðason
  • English
  • 23 July 2017
  • 0312569912

About the Author: Arnaldur Indriðason

Arnaldur Indridason b.1961 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 Indridason s novels have sold over twelve million copies worldwide, in 40 languages, and have won numerous well resp Arnaldur Indridason b.1961 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 Indridason s novels have sold over twelve million copies worldwide, in 40 languages, and have won numerous well respected prizes and received rave reviews all over the world


10 thoughts on “Hypothermia (Inspector Erlendur #8)

  1. says:

    Police Detective Erlendur arrived at a cottage by Lake Thingvallavatn after a frantic call to the emergency line for help from a woman identifying herself as Karen She had arranged to rent the cottage for the weekend from her close friend Maria, who was now swinging from the beams by a cord in the living room quite dead Ruled a suicide as there was no doubt from the crime scene that Maria had taken her own life, Erlendur senses something is amiss With time on his hands he visits many of her f Police Detective Erlendur arrived at a cottage by Lake Thingvallavatn after a frantic call to the emergency line for help from a woman identifying herself as Karen She had arranged to rent the cottage for the weekend from her close friend Maria, who was now swinging from the beams by a cord in the living room quite dead Ruled a suicide as there was no doubt from the crime scene that Maria had taken her own life, Erlendur senses something is amiss With time on his hands he visits many of her friends and soon discovers Maria was obsessed with the afterlife, the loss of her father, and quite recently her mother Hypothermia is an easy read without any violence as Detective Erlendur eventually ties it all together rather neatly Several things were quite interesting in this book, but other areas could have been elaborated on a bitArnaldur Indri ason has received the Crime Writers Association Gold Dagger Award for his Reykjavik Murder Mystery series and perhaps the first book would be a good place to start

  2. says:

    I am one of only 10 or so people worldwide, it seems who thought The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo sucked I m ok with that The world would be a boringplaceifwealllikedthesameblah blah blah But it did make me wonder, am I somehow missing the chromosome that is responsible for enjoyment of Scandinavian and Nordic crime fiction Because people love this book I entered the Good Reads giveaway for a copy of Hypothermia with the intent of answering that question Plus, the description sounded pr I am one of only 10 or so people worldwide, it seems who thought The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo sucked I m ok with that The world would be a boringplaceifwealllikedthesameblah blah blah But it did make me wonder, am I somehow missing the chromosome that is responsible for enjoyment of Scandinavian and Nordic crime fiction Because people love this book I entered the Good Reads giveaway for a copy of Hypothermia with the intent of answering that question Plus, the description sounded pretty cool Guess what Arnaldur came through This book is actually the 8th in a series, but I didn t feel out of the loop by having not read the previous books some of which I don t think are translated to english yet The central mystery of this story is interesting the victim is a suicide Inspector Erlendur embarks on an unofficial investigation in the hopes of understanding just what drove this woman to such an end Erlendur himself has a back story that s just as compelling, if notI used to read a lot of crime fiction when I was younger Not the hardboiled variety,the CSI Law Order kind I attribute that to the dream I had of one day becoming a criminal profiler for the FBI until I realized I was to chickenshit to become a cop John E Douglas is still one of my personal heroes My aspirations have since turned to medicine primarily pathology but it all boils down to the same interests I like the puzzle The helping people part is cool and all, and a really great bonus, but the assembling of clues and seemingly random bits of information into one coherent story is what really pumps my nads Arnaldur does this well in Hypothermia Even when I knew where all of the puzzle pieces would go and I fully believe it was not due to my stellar deductive reasoning, but because it was Arnaldur s intention all along I was still just as interested in seeing them fall into place I think what I liked most, though, was the atmosphere Arnuldur evoked If I had synesthesia, I would probably describe this book as gray I began to gravitate away from genre fiction years ago , but books like this remind me of how moronic it is to disregard entire classes of books rather than judge them individually on their own merit Arnaldur has not only induced me to readof his work, but he has also managed to renew my desire to read some of the other similar books on my shelves Faceless Killers, Echoes from the Dead, The Unit, to name a few So yeah, regarding Stieg Larsson I guess I m just weird like that Embarrassing confession I remember the moment this gravitation began I was at the library in 1999, looking for a Patricia Cornwell book shut up when, due to the alphabetical vicinity, I came across Douglas Coupland s Girlfriend in a Coma The rest is history

  3. says:

    If I were Detective Erlendur Sveinsson s superior in the Reykjavik CID, I would have long ago had him fired Here he spends 98% of Hypothermia nosing about a case of suicide when even he was convinced that it wasn t murder Erlendur got obsessed, as he was wont to do, because the young woman who hanged herself was so vitally interested in finding out whether there was a life after death Arnaldur Indri ason is probably my favorite living mystery novel, and Hypothermia is one of his best novels If I were Detective Erlendur Sveinsson s superior in the Reykjavik CID, I would have long ago had him fired Here he spends 98% of Hypothermia nosing about a case of suicide when even he was convinced that it wasn t murder Erlendur got obsessed, as he was wont to do, because the young woman who hanged herself was so vitally interested in finding out whether there was a life after death Arnaldur Indri ason is probably my favorite living mystery novel, and Hypothermia is one of his best novels There is a very clever theme of literally and figuratively freezing to death figuratively, in his relationship with his ex wife Halldora, who loved him, only to find it was not reciprocated by the detective and literally in the death of the suicide s father, the suicide herself, and of a young couple who drove off the road to their deaths in a frozen lake north of Reykjavik And most significant of all, years back, as a 10 year old boy, he accidentally let go of his brother Bergur s hand in the middle of a fierce blizzard in the Eastfjords Erlendur was found Bergur disappeared as if from the face of the eart and has haunted the detective all his life At the end, he takes time off to go to the Eastfjords and look for his long lost brother, or at least to confront himself in the shadow of Mount Hardskafi where it is suspected Bergur was driven by the blizzrd.I feel a bit of a chill as I write these words, having just finished another fine novel by the Icelander

  4. says:

    There s a subtle elegance to this particular story, considering it s a novel of crime fiction There are no raging maniacs with axes hanging about, no serial killers, and no serious threats to the people of Reykjavik In fact, there seems to be a lull in crime as this story opens, and Erlendur has some time to go back to some very cold cases While pondering the ones that got away unanswered, he becomes involved with a new case, that of a woman who was found hanging in her vacation home There a There s a subtle elegance to this particular story, considering it s a novel of crime fiction There are no raging maniacs with axes hanging about, no serial killers, and no serious threats to the people of Reykjavik In fact, there seems to be a lull in crime as this story opens, and Erlendur has some time to go back to some very cold cases While pondering the ones that got away unanswered, he becomes involved with a new case, that of a woman who was found hanging in her vacation home There are no signs to indicate anything other than suicide, but her friend Karen isn t so sure Karen brings Erlendur a cassette tape of the dead woman s previous session with a medium and gets his attention Working on his own, with no official police involvement, Erlendur works to find out why this woman took her own life In a brief phone chat with Sigurdur Oli, when Erlendur notes that he wants to know why she committed suicide, Erlendur explains why Sigurdur Oli asks What s it to you Nothing, Erlendur said Absolutely nothing I thought you were only interested in missing person cases Suicide is a missing person case too, Erlendur said and hung up on him Given Erlendur s background with the brother who was lost in a blinding snowstorm, his interest in the lost is no surprise And it s no surprise that he identifies with the ones left behind, for example, the grieving father who has checked in with Erlendur every year since his son vanished For this man, time is running out because he s dying, and Erlendur wants him to go with answers There s another missing persons case Erlendur goes back to as well that of a young woman who vanished one day, car and all But it s the suicide that takes most of his time, as he gets into the head of the dead woman, just trying to figure out why.Hypothermia is an excellent novel, and will give you pause to consider the nature of grieving and loss as you follow Erlendur throughout Probablythan any of the previous novels in the series, place is itself a character, especially the cold and lonely lakes of Iceland I loved this book and cannot recommend it highly enough fyi do NOT expect major action in this novel

  5. says:

    . 3.5 5

  6. says:

    gi al nordHo gi scritto da qualche parte che troverei bello se gli scandinavi tornassero ad occuparsi di curling.Estendo l auspicio agli islandesichokengtitiktitikchokengs possibile che ad un orecchio islandese suonino ostici ed impronunciabili nomi come Busto Arsizio, Genova o Salerno Nel dubbio, nessuno scrittore italiano dedica intere pagine a copiare puntigliosamente l itinerario che unisce queste amene localit Quindi perch un islandese deve infliggerci le seguenti righe iniziarono dal lago Ellidavat gi al nordHo gi scritto da qualche parte che troverei bello se gli scandinavi tornassero ad occuparsi di curling.Estendo l auspicio agli islandesichokengtitiktitikchokengs possibile che ad un orecchio islandese suonino ostici ed impronunciabili nomi come Busto Arsizio, Genova o Salerno Nel dubbio, nessuno scrittore italiano dedica intere pagine a copiare puntigliosamente l itinerario che unisce queste amene localit Quindi perch un islandese deve infliggerci le seguenti righe iniziarono dal lago Ellidavatn, poi fecero il giro del Raudavatn prima di proseguire per il Reynisvatn che era scomparso dietro il nuovo sobborgo di Grafarholt, da l proseguirono lungo il Langavatn e la brughiera della Middalsheidi prima di procedere lentamente verso la Mosfellsheidi L si fermarono sul Leirvogsvatn accanto alla strada che porta a Pingvellir poi sullo Stiflidalsvatn e sul Mioavatn

  7. says:

    Congelada me he quedado Una trama envolvente, con un punto de partida casi m stico, pero muy real.La tensi n a romper la l nea entre la vida y la muerte es palpitante.Y adem s conocemos m s cosas de la vida de Erlendur.Como siempre mi detective favorito se supera.M s en la siguiente entrega.

  8. says:

    I have said several times I am not a mystery fan As I sit devouring this Icelandic series like it was a plate of Oreo cookies I ve had to reflect on that statement As I was growing up I was hooked on Nancy Drew, later it was Kay Scarpetta, Stephanie Plum and then Carl Hiaasen What I have learned is I like a mystery that is a puzzle, not gory crime scene that leaves me terrified for weeks I like a lead character who shares their personnel life, and I like a plot that teaches of enlightens I have said several times I am not a mystery fan As I sit devouring this Icelandic series like it was a plate of Oreo cookies I ve had to reflect on that statement As I was growing up I was hooked on Nancy Drew, later it was Kay Scarpetta, Stephanie Plum and then Carl Hiaasen What I have learned is I like a mystery that is a puzzle, not gory crime scene that leaves me terrified for weeks I like a lead character who shares their personnel life, and I like a plot that teaches of enlightens me on some other topic I am hooked on this series because I like the lead character and his depressed life, I like that occasionally he will go somewhere, to solve a crime, that I have visited and I will have a strong image of place I like that I close the book having gleaned a little of criminal science, geography, geology or cultural history Yes the murders are cruel and gruesome but they do not dwell on the sadistic aspect There are clues and red herring throughout that I must sift through to come to logical conclusion Bear with me, I have 4books to go The last has not been published in the states but the rumor is it is the end of the series

  9. says:

    CoincidenzePoich in vita mia ne ho letti fin troppi, i romanzi polizieschi che ancora mi attraggono sono soprattutto quelli che si presentano con un approccio obliquo, indiretto, lontano dai ripetitivi clich del genere.Questo requisito presente almeno per buona parte di Un caso archiviato manca infatti una vera e propria indagine sostituita da ci che sembra piuttosto il frutto della curiosit ostinata dell investigatore Erlendur nei confronti delle coincidenze , ci sono personaggi sfugg CoincidenzePoich in vita mia ne ho letti fin troppi, i romanzi polizieschi che ancora mi attraggono sono soprattutto quelli che si presentano con un approccio obliquo, indiretto, lontano dai ripetitivi clich del genere.Questo requisito presente almeno per buona parte di Un caso archiviato manca infatti una vera e propria indagine sostituita da ci che sembra piuttosto il frutto della curiosit ostinata dell investigatore Erlendur nei confronti delle coincidenze , ci sono personaggi sfuggenti, grigi, afflitti da vecchi e nuovi tormenti dell anima, c un protagonista Erlendur stesso a sua volta depresso, perseguitato dai fantasmi del passato e dalle incomprensioni del presente e soprattutto c lo scenario islandese che da solo conferisce al racconto una patina fiabesca e quasi leggendaria Brani come questoPer secoli c stato un tracciato da Eskifj rdur al distretto di Flj tsdalur, attraverso la brughiera di Eskifjardarheidi Era una vecchia mulattiera che si stendeva a nord del fiume Eskifjarda r , sulla catena Langahrygg, lungo il fiume Innri Steins , attraverso la valle Vinardalur e sui pendii Vinardalsbrekkur fino alla Mi hei farendi, all altipiano di Ur arfl t e oltre le scogliere dell Ur arklettur, fino ai confini del distretto dell Eskifj r Jursembrano proiettare il lettore nello sconosciuto Kadath di lovecraftiana memoria o nella Terra di Mezzo di Tolkien.La coerenza di una plausibile trama poliziesca resta del tutto in secondo piano rispetto alla gelida e nebbiosa atmosfera che avvolge personaggi malinconici, solitari e inespressivi, accentuata dalla propensione che ossessiona molti di essi ad esplorare il diaframma che separa la vita dalla morte, l esistenza di un al di l da cui sia possibile instaurare una forma di comunicazione col mondo dei vivi.Purtroppo questo procedere della narrazione un po a tentoni, con inserti talora apparentemente fuori contesto ma non privi di un fascino intrigante, a un certo punto lascia bruscamente il posto alla volont dell autore di ricondurre il romanzo entro i binari di una convincente spiegazione logica, nei termini banali e monotoni di movente, ricostruzione di omicidio, prove, complicit , alibi e tutto l armamentario di un giallo qualsiasi, verso un finale piuttosto opaco, astruso e farraginoso Questo cio la razionalit della soluzione forse ci che ci si deve aspettare da un romanzo classificato come poliziesco e da parte di un autore specializzato nel genere ma, per quanto mi riguarda, rappresenta un occasione mancata di sostenere fino all ultima pagina un opera che per almeno due terzi appare alquanto originale nella sua anomalia e inclassificabilit

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