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3 VoicesDetective Erlendur series (book 3)

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.


It is a few days before Christmas and a Reykjavik doorman and occasional Santa Claus, Gudlauger, has been found stabbed to death in his hotel room in a sexually compromising position. It soon becomes apparent that both staff and guests have something to hide, but it is the dead man who has the most shocking secret.

Detective Erlendur soon discovers that the placidly affluent appearance of the hotel covers a multitude of sins.


‘Gripping, authentic, haunting… The best new series I’ve read this year comes from Iceland. Arnaldur Indriðason is already a literary phenomenon – and it’s easy to see why … I can’t wait for the next.’ Harlan Coben

‘Keeps you guessing right until the end.’ Mail on Sunday

‘Once again Indriðason demonstrates that the best Scandinavian crime writers can hold their own against their British and American rivals.’ Andrew Taylor, The Spectator

‘Outstanding’ Irish Times

‘Morosely, intelligently, Erlendur unravels the mystery. With Voices, Indridason proves that his Gold Dagger victory for Silence of the Grave last year was no fluke.’ The Times