Arnaldur Indridason

The Darkness Knows
  • The Darkness Knows

  • 'Arnaldur Indridason is the grand old man of Icelandic noir' The Times

    The victim:
    a businessman missing for thirty years.

    The case: impossible to solve. Until now.

    A frozen body is discovered in the icy depths of Langjökull glacier, apparently that of a businessman who disappeared thirty years before. At the time, an extensive search and police investigation yielded no results-one of the missing man's business associates was briefly held in custody, but there wasn't enough evidence to charge him.

    Now the associate is arrested again and Konrád, the retired policeman who originally investigated the disappearance, is called back to reopen the case that has weighed on his mind for decades.

    When a woman approaches him with new information that she obtained from her deceased brother, progress can finally be made in solving this long-cold case.

    In The Darkness Knows, the master of Icelandic crime writing returns with a powerful and haunting story about the poisonous secrets and cruel truths that time eventually uncovers.

    *A TIMES BEST CRIME FICTION FOR JULY 2021 PICK*

Arnaldur Indridason worked for many years as a journalist and critic before he began writing novels. His books have since sold over 13 million copies worldwide. Outside Iceland, he is best known for his crime novels featuring Erlendur and Sigurdur Óli, which are consistent bestsellers across Europe. The series has won numerous awards, including the Nordic Glass Key and the CWA Gold Dagger. The Shadow District – the first book in the Reykjavík Wartime Mystery series – won the Premio RBA de Novela Negra, the world’s most lucrative crime fiction prize.

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