Le Lagon noir
Reykjavik, 1979. Le corps d‘un homme est repêché dans ce qui va devenir le lagon bleu. Il s’agit d’un ingénieur employé à la base américaine de l’aéroport de Keflavik. Dans l’atmosphère de la guerre froide, l’attention de la police s’oriente vers de mystérieux vols effectués entre le Groenland et l’Islande. Les autorités américaines ne sont pas prêtes à coopérer et font même tout ce qui est en leur pouvoir pour empêcher la police islandaise de faire son travail. Dans un climat de tension, conscients des risques qu’ils prennent, Erlendur et Marion Briem poursuivent leur enquête avec l’aide d’une jeune femme noire, officier de la base. Le jeune inspecteur Erlendur vient d’entrer à la brigade d’enquêtes criminelles, il est curieux, passionné par son métier, soucieux des autres, mais il ne cache pas son opposition à la présence américaine sur le sol islandais. En parallèle, il travaille sur une vieille affaire non résolue. Une jeune fille disparue sur le chemin de l’école quarante ans plus tôt, à l’époque où la modernité arrivait clandestinement dans l’île, portée par les disques de rock et les jeans venus de la base américaine. Indridason construit un univers particulier, une atmosphère pénétrante et sans nostalgie, un personnage littéraire de plus en plus complexe, et le roman noir, efficace, est transformé par la littérature.
A man is found murdered in his Reykjavik flat. There are no obvious clues apart from a cryptic note left on the body and a photograph of a young girl's grave. Delving into the dead man's life Detective Erlendur discovers that forty years ago he was accused of an appalling crime, but never convicted. Had his past come back to haunt him? As Erlendur struggles to build a relationship with his unhappy daughter, his investigation takes him to Iceland's Genetic Research Centre, where he uncovers disturbing secrets that are even darker than the murder of an old man. Jar City is the first book in the series starring Detective Erlendur available in English
Arnaldur Indridason took the international crime fiction scene by storm after winning England's CWA Gold Dagger Award for Silence of the Grave. Now, with the highly anticipated Voices, this world-class sensation treats American readers to another extraordinary Inspector Erlendur Sveinsson thriller. The Christmas rush is at its peak in a grand Reykjavík hotel when Inspector Erlendur Sveinsson is called in to investigate a murder. The hotel Santa has been stabbed, and Erlendur and his detective colleagues have no shortage of suspects between hotel staff and the international travelers staying for the holidays. But then a shocking secret surfaces. As Christmas Day approaches, Erlendur must deal with his difficult daughter, pursue a possible romantic interest, and untangle a long-buried web of malice and greed to find the murderer. One of Indridason's most accomplished works to date, Voices is sure to win him a multitude of new American suspense fans.
The Shadow District
OLD CRIMES, NEW CONSEQUENCES THE PAST In wartime Reykjavik, a young woman is found strangled behind the National Theatre, a rough and dangerous area of the city known as ‘the shadow district’. An Icelandic detective and a member of the American military police are on the trail of a brutal killer. THE PRESENT A 90-year-old man is discovered dead on his bed, smothered with his own pillow. Konrad, a former detective now bored with retirement, finds newspaper cuttings in the dead man’s home reporting the shadow district murder that date back to the second world war. It’s a crime that Konrad remembers, having grown up in the same neighbourhood. A MISSING LINK Why, after all this time, would an old crime resurface? Did the police arrest the wrong man? How are these cases linked across the decades? Will Konrad's link to the past help him solve the case and finally lay the ghosts of wartime Reykjavik to rest? THE SHADOW DISTRICT IS THE FIRST IN A MAJOR NEW SERIES OF NOVELS FROM THE WORLDWIDE BESTSELLER ARNALDUR INDRIDASON
Silence Of The Grave
Building work in an expanding Reykjavík uncovers a shallow grave. Years before, this part of the city was all open hills, and Erlendur and his team hope this is a typical Icelandic missing person scenario; perhaps someone once lost in the snow, who has lain peacefully buried for decades. Things are never that simple. Whilst Erlendur struggles to hold together the crumbling fragments of his own family, his case unearths many other tales of family pain. The hills have more than one tragic story to tell: tales of failed relationships and heartbreak; of anger, domestic violence and fear; of family loyalty and family shame. Few people are still alive who can tell the story, but even secrets taken to the grave cannot remain hidden forever... Winner of the CWA Gold Dagger.
By the co-writer of the HBO miniseries The Night Of The electrifying tale of a New York City police detective under siege-by an unsolved murder, by his own dark past, and by a violent stalker seeking revenge. Back in the run-and-gun days of the mid-1990s, when a young Billy Graves worked in the South Bronx as part of an aggressive anti-crime unit known as the Wild Geese, he made headlines by accidentally shooting a ten-year-old boy while struggling with an angel-dusted berserker on a crowded street. Branded as a loose cannon by his higher-ups, Billy spent years enduring one dead-end posting after another. Now in his early forties, he has somehow survived and become a sergeant in Manhattan Night Watch, a small team of detectives charged with responding to all post-midnight felonies from Wall Street to Harlem. Mostly, his unit acts as little more than a set-up crew for the incoming shift, but after years in police purgatory, Billy is content simply to do his job. Then comes a call that changes everything: Night Watch is summoned to the four a.m. fatal slashing of a man in Penn Station, and this time Billy's investigation moves beyond the usual handoff to the day tour. And when he discovers that the victim was once a suspect in the unsolved murder of a twelve-year-old boy-a savage case with connections to the former members of the Wild Geese-the bad old days are back in Billy's life with a vengeance, tearing apart enduring friendships forged in the urban trenches and even threatening the safety of his family. Razor-sharp and propulsively written, The Whites introduces Harry Brandt-a new master of American crime fiction.
Le Sonneur noir du bagad Quimper
Dans les eaux des Glénan flotte un noyé, dépourvu de toute identification hormis un morceau de papier sur lequel le nom de Gwenn Rosmadec a été griffonné. Pourtant, ce dernier ne le connaît pas. Cependant, sa ressemblance avec un sonneur du bagad de Quimper est si frappante que notre écrivain public – et Sherlock Holmes à ses heures – décide de démêler les fils d’une affaire qui s’annonce pour le moins complexe. Pourquoi cet homme cherchait-il à le rencontrer ? La réponse, Gwenn et Soazic vont devoir la chercher sur l’île de Mayotte. Et là-bas, au cœur des Comores, ils iront de découvertes en surprises au sein d’un environnement tropical luxuriant, peuplé de personnages tour à tour truculents ou sordides. Au-delà d’une histoire pleine de suspense et de rebondissements, Alex Nicol nous donne l’occasion de découvrir cette île française de l’Océan indien souvent méconnue, et de retrouver notre duo de choc dans de nouvelles aventures.
A Climate of Fear
THE NEW INSPECTOR ADAMSBERG NOVEL A woman is found murdered in her bathtub, and the murder made to look like a suicide. A strange symbol is found near the body. Then a second victim is discovered, who was also part of a group of tourists on a doomed expedition to Iceland ten years earlier. How are these deaths, and rumours of an Icelandic demon, linked to the secretive Association for the Study of the Writings of Maximilien Robespierre? And what does the mysterious symbol signify? Commissaire Adamsberg is about to find out.
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THE QUICK A woman swims in a remote, milky-blue lagoon. Steam rises from the water and as it clears, a body is revealed in the ghostly light. THE DEAD Miles away, a vast aircraft hangar rises behind the perimeter fence of the US military base. A sickening thud is heard as a man’s body falls from a high platform. THE FORGOTTEN Many years before, a schoolgirl went missing. The world has forgotten her. But Erlendur has not. THE SEARCHER Erlendur Sveinsson is a newly promoted detective with a battered body, a rogue CIA operative and America’s troublesome presence in Iceland to contend with. In his spare time he investigates a cold case. He is only starting out but he is already up to his neck. 'His novels are gripping, authentic, haunting and lyrical' – Harlan Coben