Black Skies
Arnaldur Indridason

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Narrated By: Saul Reichlin

Duration: 9 hours and 45 minutes

What to expect

Detective Sigurdur Oli is in trouble.

After a school reunion exposes the chasm between his life and those of his much more successful contemporaries, leaving him bitter and resentful, one of his old friends asks him to pay an unofficial visit to a couple of blackmailers. He readily agrees, only to arrive to find one of the pair lying in a pool of blood. When the victim dies in hospital, Sigurdur Oli is faced with investigating a murder without revealing his own reasons for being present at the murder scene.

Moving from the villas of Reykjavík's banking elite to a sordid basement flat, Black Skies is a superb story of greed, pride and murder from one of Europe's most successful crime writers.


Crime & mystery fiction, Fiction in translation

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Indridason is perhaps the best crime writer alive... Masterful as ever

Sydney Sun Herald

Satisfying and topical... Brilliant stuff


Black Skies is one of, if not the best, of Indridason's books

Crime Time

Essential Scandi-fiction

Sunday Express

An international literary phenomenon - and it's easy to see why. His novels are gripping, authentic, haunting and lyrical