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Gold Dagger Award–winner Indridason stumbles in his third Reykjavik thriller to feature Insp. Erlendur Sveinsson (after 2006's Silence of the Grave). A few days before Christmas, Erlendur and his colleagues, Elínborg and Sigurdur Óli, look into the scandalous murder of Gudlaugur, a local Santa Claus, at a busy hotel. As Erlendur and his team scramble to find a motive for the seemingly senseless crime, disturbing secrets from Gudlaugur's past begin to surface. In a hotel full of foreign holiday guests, Erlendur investigates everyone from a slippery British record collector to a sullen maid who reminds Erlendur of his own daughter. Snippets of a previous investigation involving child abuse distract from the Gudlaugur case. Despite a drawn-out climax where Erlendur tries to put all the pieces together, most readers will predict the terrible secret that led to Gudlaugur's death. (Oct.)
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“If you like your thrillers slow but masterfully written then this one is for you.”
“Morosely, intelligently, Erlendur unravels the mystery. With Voices Indridason proves that his Golden Dagger victory for Silence of the Grave last year was no fluke.”
Another great read. As with prior books, this one contains a complex murder plot that does not lend to easy answers, ongoing development of major characters and a deep examination... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Mealoaf
Erlendur is such a great anti-hero: he works around problems in such interesting and unique ways. You never know where he is headed. Terrific story by a master of the genre!Published 1 month ago by Mary Ellen Purkis
I think the best book of the series so far, can't wait to read the next one...Published 3 months ago by Ginette Labrosse