Arnaldur Indridason was born in 1961. He worked at an Icelandic newspaper, first as a journalist and then for many years as a film reviewer. He won the Glass Key Award for Best Nordic Crime Novel for both Jar City and Silence of the Grave, and in 2005 Silence of the Grave also won the CWA Gold Dagger Award for best crime novel of the year. (The film of Jar City, now available on DVD, was Iceland's entry for the 2008 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.) Indridason lives in Iceland, and his next novel in the series is forthcoming soon from Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Minotaur.
"A remarkable series." --The New York Times Book Review "Indridason fills the void that remains after you're read Stieg Larsson's novels." --USA Today "A superb series . . . expertly handled." --Chicago Sun-Times "Indridason shifts smoothly from the personal to the procedural. Everything's in balance, cliches are nonexistent, the plot and pacing are irresistible, the resolution just right. . . . What's Icelandic for 'we have ourselves a winner'?" --Newsday "Every one of these writers is good [Hakan Nesser, Kjell Eriksson, Ake Edwardson, Helene Tursten, Karin Fossum], but in my book, Arnaldur Indridason is even better." --Joe Queenan, Los Angeles Times "Indridason combines psychological acuteness with great stylistic economy and a pleasing pace." --The Independent (London) "Haunting and compelling, this novel has an intense personal quality that keeps you reading." --The Oklahoman