By Arnaldur Indridason
On an icy January day the Reykjavik police are referred to as to a block of residences the place a physique has been present in the backyard: a tender, dark-skinned boy, frozen to the floor in a pool of his personal blood. the invention of a stab wound in his abdominal extinguishes any wish that this used to be a sad coincidence. Erlendur and his workforce embark on their research with little to head on however the information that the boy's Thai half-brother is lacking. Is he implicated, or just afraid for his personal lifestyles? The research quickly finds tensions simmering underneath the skin of Iceland's outwardly liberal, multicultural society. A instructor on the boy's university makes no mystery of his anti-immigration stance; incidents are suggested among Icelandic students and the disaffected kids of incomers; and, to confuse concerns extra, a suspected paedophile has been noticed within the zone. in the meantime, the boy's homicide forces Erlendur to confront the tragedy in his personal earlier. quickly, evidence are rising from the snow-filled darkness which are extra chilling even than the Arctic evening.
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It might still be open,' Elínborg said. ' Sigurdur Óli rang off and ran up the steps to a house divided into three flats, in the vicinity of the school. Elías's teacher lived on the first floor and came downstairs to open the door. He recognised her from one of the photographs he had seen at the school. She took one look at Sigurdur Óli, with his short, precise haircut, tidily knotted tie, white shirt and black raincoat over a dark suit, and interrupted before he could even introduce himself.
Erlendur looked at the curious bystanders at the corner where the police cars were parked. Then he took off his coat and draped it over the body. ' Elínborg asked with a glance in the direction of the forensics team. According to procedure they were not even supposed to stand over the body until forensics had granted permission. 'I don't know,' Erlendur said. 'Not very professional,' Sigurdur Óli said. ' Erlendur asked, ignoring his remark. ' 'I checked that on the way here,' Elínborg said. ' Erlendur glanced down at his coat.
Elínborg asked. 'Was he alone? ' 'I was getting off the bus from town at about two o'clock,' Fanney said. 'I always walk past the chemist's and that's when I saw him. He wasn't alone and he wasn't going into the chemist's. ' 'Nothing. ' 'Five or six. I don't know who they were. ' 'Not that I noticed anyway,' Fanney said, putting down her empty coffee cup. ' 'Yes, I suppose they were around the same age. ' 'Yes, a few days ago. I met her outside. She was coming home from work and was terribly tired.
Arctic Chill (Reykjavik Murder Mysteries 5) by Arnaldur Indridason