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7 OutrageDetective Erlendur series (book 7)

This book is included in The Icelanders Cometh crowdfunding campaign run by the Jolabokaflod Book Campaign to raise money for UK libraries to spend on titles translated into English by Icelandic authors to mark World Book Night and UNESCO’s World Book and Copyright Day.


He offered her another margarita, and, as he returned from the bar, he carefully slid the pill into her glass. They were getting along fine, and he was sure she would give him no trouble …

48 hours later … A young man is found dead in a pool of blood. There is no sign of a break-in at his flat. The victim is found wearing a woman’s t-shirt, while a bottle of Rohypnol lies on the table nearby.

Detective Elinborg, already struggling to juggle family life and the relentless demands of her job, is assigned the case. But with no immediate leads to the killer, can she piece together details of the victim’s secret life and solve a brutal murder?


‘Arnaldur Indriðason’s new novel, Outrage, is further evidence that he’s one of the most brilliant crime writers of his generation.’ Sunday Times

‘Indriðason is a master of atmosphere.’ The Vancouver Sun

‘Such stately, well-mannered entertainment is not to be sniffed at.’  The Scotsman

‘That rugged Icelandic glacier, Detective Erlendur, is away from Reykjavik and a disturbing case is handled by his female sidekick, Elinborg. The female perspective crates a different kind of novel from those built around Arnaldur Indriðason’s withdrawn and isolated loner. Here we have a detective worrying about her family while handling with sensitivity the victims of a serial rapist.’ The Independent

‘Indriðason is one of the best of the new European authors coming into English, right up there with Henning Mankell and Karen Possum.’ Margaret Cannon, The Globe and Mail

“Inspector Erlendur is one of the most compassionate detectives to come this way in a long time.” New York Times