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A suspected blackmailer is found murdered in this gripping crime story from the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger winner Arnaldur Indridason Detective Sigurdur Oli is in trouble After a school reunion exposes the chasm between his life and those of his much successful co. I appreciate the subtle art in the construction of this police procedural set in Iceland The plot concerns the bludgeoning murder of a woman accountant known to be involved with her husband in wife swapping The protagonist in this 10th novel in a series is Sigurdur li a colleague of the usual lead detective Erlendur whom I encountered in Jar City He is ordinary in many ways not brilliant notably courageous or driven by ideals but he doggedly works to get the job done He discovers the victim while acting on behalf of a friends reuest to discourage a blackmail attempt involving a family member who participated in the wife swapping That would be an obvious motive for murder but the woman s association with a group of bankers involved in financial shenanigans deserves exploration as well The case leads li down pathways that bring him into the lives of both the poor downtrodden and the financial high fliers of this liberal society As a conservative working class member of this culture he is disgusted by the apparently laziness and excuses of the criminals of the lower classes and by the corruption and greed among the upper classes Here is a bit on his mindset on the former type If there was one thing that deeply pissed him off about his job it was having to be matey with little jerks like Kristjan having to suck up to people he despised and stoop to their level even pretend to be one of them try to put himself in their shoes His colleague Erlendur found it easy because he understood these losers but Elinborg could call on some sort of feminine intuition when forced to consort with criminal lowlifes But the way Sigurdur li saw it there was an unbridgeable gulf between him and a delinuent like Kristjan From Sigurdur Oli s point of view the little shit had forfeited the right to stand up and be counted to be listened to or treated as a member of societyThe evolution of Oli s sensibilities and insights regarding the lives of these sorts of transgressors represents the hidden core of this novel His own experience of his parent s divorce and inability to keep his relationship with his wife from falling apart begins to undermine the certainty of his judgment of other people Throughout the story a troubled mentally ill man he knows to have suffered terrible abuse from a stepfather as a child keeps trying to communicate with him hinting he has found his abuser The reader knows from the first pages he is seeking revenge li begins to have sympathy for the damage many people bear Will he be able to take effective action to intervene for this person or others in his cases whom the system has failed This book begins to open my eyes a bit about what the renaissance of Nordic or Scandanavian Noir is all about As Goodread s reviewer Harry Roolaart has been telling us so elouently the themes involve a special sort of realism distinct from the other traditional detective and crime novels of the West We do not get told what to feel and we don t usually get the thrill of an exaggerated cat and mouse game with a fiendish villain or the blatant drama of classic noir with a lonely jaded hero struggling with pervasive corruption or organized crime Instead what we get here is almost a sociological approach to portraying the fate of lowly figures from the failed welfare system or of well to do people lured to illegal financial schemes The lead female characters in The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Smylla s Sense of Snow were effective in finding pathways to retributive action contributing to the broad success of these particular novels Mankell and his predecessor from decades earlier Sj wall and Wahl gained wide appeal from the uirky brilliance of their detectives Indri ason and apparently other writers in this new subgenre do not grab these tickets for widespread bestseller appeal I suspect many will feel depressed by this particular story and suffer from the low level of conventional action or personality pizzazz If you don t expect these conventional entertainments maybe like me you will be satisfied with the subtleties in this tale The book was provided by the publisher through the Goodreads Giveaway program Sex Toys 101 exposes the chasm between his life and those of his much successful co. 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Nvestigating a murder without revealing his own reasons for being present at the murder scene Moving from the villas of Reykjavik'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 write. Like other fans of Erlendur I was worried that a Erlendur mystery without Erlendur might fall a little flat Plus Erlendur s colleague Sigurdur li the protagonist of Black Skies is not a very likeable character Erlendur is endlessly morose and fascinating That had not been my impression of boring Sigurdur li Ok I was wrong about all of this I should have trusted Indri ason Ostensibly about a murder that is the result of blackmail there are really three crimes two related and one unrelated But the characters are what set Indri ason mysteries apart from the rest In Black Skies he offers a nuanced portrait Sigurdur li and completes the heartbreaking story of another character whom readers met in Arctic Chill Andres Indri ason departs from his usual narrative to fill in the complicated background of Sigurdur li His mother now an accountant has been divorced from his father a plumber for many years His mother seems to be cold and unforgiving His father tried everything he could to keep the marriage together he became a doormat And Sigurdur grew up determined that he would do his damnedest to avoid turning out like his father 137 Sigurdur keeps asking the uestion What brought them together He admits that he s baffled by their relationship He s coming to grips with the collapse of his own long term relationship with Bergthora and wondering how his parents marriage may have affected him Sigurdur is definitely not my type Chilly and insensitive he s much like his mother than his father which hasn t helped his relationships with women No one including Bergthora is good enough for our Siggi according to his mother Ick Plus while studying at a police academy in the US he has become obsessed with American sports especially football and baseball Because of the time change he often stays up late at night watching football games on his satellite TV He has no interest in books the arts or anything cultural What a fun guy He has no sympathy for any criminal even youthful offenders who may have experienced brutal and impoverished childhoods He basically loaths his job and thinks he may have been wrong to abandon the study of law to become a policeman But in the course of Black Skies Sigurdur evolves He finds himself sympathetic to criminals and the down and out people like Andres A chronic alcoholic introduced in Arctic Chill his story is told here through flashback We learn about his sexual abuse at the hands of his step father and so does Sigurdur to whom Andres has reached out Andres has found his step father and plans to take revenge Or does he After seeing a short film clip of Andres at age 10 Sigurdur reflects he rarely felt any sympathy for the luckless individuals he came across in the line of dutybut there was something about the boy s wretchedness his anguish and defencelessness that moved him 189 At this point Sigurdur begins to find his humanity and although I still miss Erlendur I kind of fell in love with SigurdurThere s of course Murders to be solved Details about the strangely lenient criminal justice system in Iceland No one seems to go to jail for very long despite the seriousness of the crime The seemingly deficient social welfare system The crazy financial situation that led to the collapse of their economy in 2008 Tidbits about life in Iceland City life vs country life And a death in the ice covered wilderness But the story of Andres is what will stay with you when you close this book It s horrifying and desperately sad Detective Wanda Wolfe 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 write. 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Ntemporaries 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 i. What a mess of a book I ve really enjoyed this series until this book In the course of the series Sigurdur Oli was the character I liked the least and this story didn t help He is a snob and a boring one at that There doesn t seem any other police officers working other than the one that tells him off As for the plot it is so thin you can read a newspaper through it and that would probably be a better use of your time The strands in which the two stories are intertwined are ridicously thin Honestly one or the other story would have been interesting but put together this way just doesn t work I m really disappointed in this Partly because I have enjoyed this series so much and partly because the book is just not good Geschichten aus Latexia enjoyed this series until this book In the course of the series Sigurdur Oli was the character I liked the least and this story didn t help He is a snob and a boring one at that There doesn t seem any other police officers working other than the one that tells him off As for the plot it is so thin you can read a newspaper through it and that would probably be a better use of your time The strands in which the two stories are intertwined are ridicously thin Honestly one or the other story would have been interesting but put together this way just doesn t work I m really disappointed in this Partly because I have Mating Flight enjoyed this series so much and partly because the book is just not good


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  1. says:

    In this tenth book in the Inspector Erldendur series a different member of the investigative team Detective Óli looks into the murd

  2. says:

    I appreciate the subtle art in the construction of this police procedural set in Iceland The plot concerns the bludgeoning murder of a woman accountant known to be involved with her husband in wife swapping The protagonist in this

  3. says:

    Arnaldur was uoted in an interview recently as sayingI have no understanding of financial markets but I understand that people can be greedyFor an author who claims little understanding he has probably written a lucid and accurate account of the reasons behind Iceland's 2008 crash than anything else I have read Cheap off

  4. says:

    Since I reserve 1 rating for books I hate this gets 2 Huge disappointment and total waste of time I bought this book before I had a falling out with the author's works and it took me a long time before I picked it up I wish I hadn't I wish I'd just let it go unread It is bleak depressing and boring from start to finish There is not a likeable character in sight There is nothing wrong with the plotting and th

  5. says:

    What a mess of

  6. says:

    Arnaldur has a skill for developing characters even though the characters are unlikable Another thing I like about this writer is that the violence is off stage I am still kicking myself for reading Jo Nesbo as I don't need his images in my

  7. says:

    The last book by Arnaldur Indridason Outrage saw the usual protagonist of the series detective Erlunder disappear for an extended leave of absence and the investigation taken up by his female colleague Elinborg I enjoyed the book but missed the character of Erlunder so was slightly apprehensive when I noticed he had not yet returned for Black Skies This time the central police figure is Sigurdur Óli known in

  8. says:

    My favorite Indridason so far There is something very readable about this series One of the main plots is grim the death

  9. says:

    Like other fans of Erlendur I was worried that a Erlendur mystery without Erlendur might fall a little flat Plus Erlendur's colleague Sigurdur Óli the protagonist of Black Skies is not a very likeable character Erlendur is endlessly morose and fascinating That had not been my impression of boring Sigurdur Óli Ok I was wrong about all of this I should have trusted Indriðason Ostensibly about a murder that is the res

  10. says:

    I wasn't impressed with Jar City mainly because I found the pace too slow for my taste but I could no longer continue to ignore Arnaldur Indridason's Inspector Erlandur's exceptionally good reviews by my GR Friends Inspector Erlandur is otherwise occupied here so the action falls to Inspector Sigurdur Oli Sigurdur is approached by an old school friend to help retrieve some pictures for a friend that is apparently a victim in a b

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