Arnaldur Indridason
Arnaldur Indridason is an Icelandic novelist of crime fiction. He is best known for his Inspector Erlendur series. He is the son of author Indridi G. Thorsteinsson. Arnaldur received his degree in history from the University of Iceland, then worked as a journalist, freelance writer and film critic. At one point, his novels were seven of the top ten books at the Reykjavik City Library. His novels have been published in 26 countries and into many different languages, including English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Russian, Dutch, Polish, Greek, Danish, Catalan, Czech, Hungarian, Chinese, Croatian, Romanian and Bulgarian.

Arnaldur Indridason became a published author with the novel Sons of Dust, which was published in 1997 in Icelandic and has yet to see an English translation. His first book to be published in English was Jar City (aka Tainted Blood). He is the winner of the Glass Key Award in 2002 and 2003 and has also won the 2005 CWA Gold Dagger Award for Silence of the Grave. Below is a list of Arnaldur Indridason’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of Inspector Erlendur Books


Jar City(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Silence of the Grave(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Voices(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Draining Lake(2007) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Arctic Chill(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hypothermia(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Outrage(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Skies(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strange Shores(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reykjavik Nights(2014) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


Operation Napoleon(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Note: Jar City was also published under the title Tainted Blood.

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Arnaldur Indridason Synopsis: Operation Napoleon is a standalone thriller novel by Arnaldur Indridason and translated by Victoria Cribb. The novel starts out during World War II, when a German bomber crashes in Iceland during a blizzard. Interestingly, both German and U.S. officers are onboard. A German senior officer says that it would be best to walk to a nearby farm, and then disappears into the blizzard. In present day Iceland, the U.S. Army is attempting to remove the wreck of an airplane from a glacier in a clandestine operation. A young man named Elias stumbles upon the operation and then disappears. But before he disappears, he contacts his sister, Kristin, who now goes on an adventure in order to find out what happened to her brother. The novel is recommended to readers of Clive Cussler and Alistair MacLean.

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