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Mörka strömmar (Inspector Erlendur #9)

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Märkliga dofter i en lägenhet utgör spår som leder Elínborg vidare i en mord- och våldtäktsutredning, som drar nedåt i en mörk virvelström i en fördärvad människas inre och bakåt i tiden till den yttersta orsaken.

En man hittas i en lägenhet i centrala Reykjavik med halsen avskuren och med flera skärmärken på halsen. Han har också byxorna nerdragna till fötterna och på öve
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published 2010 by Norstedts (first published January 1st 2008)
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Jim Coughenour
Outrage is a strong title for a story this weak. As a big fan of Indridason's first few Erlendur novels, I found his latest a somnolent disappointment. Erlendur is mysteriously absent in this installment; the lead detective is Elinborg, Iceland's answer to Irene Huss (I guess), who must have most tedious interrogation technique of any officer in crime fiction. The rather inane plot disintegrates at the pace of a melting glacier. By the time she fingers the killer, no one cares. At the end of the ...more
Hassan Mohammed
Nov 22, 2015 Hassan Mohammed rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
كيف تقرأ رواية غاب فيها الرجل الأوّل (البطل) الذي كان حاضراً في كل قضايا التحقيق الجنائية؟!

في هذه الرواية؛ (أرلندور) المحقق الرئيسي في روايات أرنالدور البوليسية لم يكن حاضراً فيها.
تستلم (ألينبورغ) قضية شائكة ومعقّدة تتطلّب منها جهداً كبيراً وعملاً دؤوباً، يؤثر على حياتها الأسرية.

مُغتصِب فتيات، يُشقُّ عُنُقُه ويسبح في بركةٍ من الدماء في شقته الواقعة في إحدى المباني في العاصمة الأيسلندية، ريكافيك؛ حصَلَ هذا أثناء اغتصابهِ لآخرِ ضحاياه! كان شيئاً رهيباً وفظيعاً هذا الذي حصل!
تعمل (ألينبورغ) على هذه
Ian Laird
Here is a new author to me, as I search for really good detective fiction writers. I’m afraid the search needs to continue.

Arnaldur Indridason is only my second Icelandic writer. Unfortunately in this context, the first was the heavyweight Nobel laureate Haldor Laxness (Independent People) and that book was a dense, powerful story which seemed to steam up from the permafrost to profoundly evoke the country, its people, and especially the language and habit of the poor crofter and his world.

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This is a hard-to-put-down Icelandic mystery featuring Elinborg, Inspector Erlendur's female colleague. Erlendur is "away" and out of touch, supposedly on a walkabout. Elinborg is terrific detective. She pays attention to details, and doggedly pursues leads to solve what seems to be an impossible mystery. She is the mother of three, and her children make her life complicated. She loves to cook, and in Iceland, this is a challenging hobby as the local ingredients are limited. In fact, Elinborg ha ...more
Nov 17, 2013 Jim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mysteries, iceland
Like Black Skies, Arnaldur Indridason's Outrage is an Erlendur Sveinsson novel without Erlendur Sveinsson. In these two novels, Indridason is using his Reykjavik CID "stock company" while the reclusive detective is off in East Iceland trying to find the ghosts that have been haunting his life.

Outrage stars detective Elinborg, Erlendur's only female colleague, trying to track down the killer of a rapist who uses a date rape drug (Rohypnol) to incapacitate his victims. It is unusual to find a nov
Mary Gilligan-Nolan
I'm completely out of sequence with this one being book 7, however, it did not matter at all to the story. It was a great read and I am now happy to have found a new author and series worth reading. I have ordered book 1., it has another detective as far as I know, but that's fine. This was a novel set in Iceland and starts with the story of a man on the prowl for a victim he can drug with a date rape drug. It then surprisingly goes to the second chapter of a body discovered in a flat and while ...more
Ellen Keim
This was not Indridason's best effort. For one thing, the main character of his other books, Detective Erlendur, doesn't even make an appearance in this one. (Although there was a sort of cliff-hanger ending that implies that he'll be in the next one.) The detective he puts in charge while he is away just isn't as interesting.

They mystery is a good one, but I was a little disappointed when it didn't go in the direction I thought it was going to.

But the worst thing about this book is that it is
Dec 11, 2012 Vegantrav rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

Maybe something was lost in the translation (the author, Arnaldur Indridason, is Icelandic), but the prose in this novel is horrible: it has all the literary sparkle and prowess of an office memo on employee break room rules.

The dialogue is mechanical and unrealistic. I can't really describe how bad it is other than to say that you'll be reading a section of dialogue, and you'll think: this sounds like computer-generated dialogue; no human beings have ever conversed
Oct 16, 2012 Chris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery-iceland
Inspector Erlunder is not in this mystery but concerns about his whereabouts are starting to grow upon the conclusion of this book. The principal character and protagonist in this mystery is Elinborg, the female protege of Erlunder. She takes on a murder with very little clues and solves it quickly. Or does she? Plus there's a linkage to another murder from the past. The author does a great job of showing the daily pressures of being a cop plus being a working mom. This book is all Elinborg. She ...more
David Carr
It's pronounced ARD nal durr IN drith uh son. It's a fine book, even without Erlendur. His absence is mentioned and any casual reader knows why he is gone, poor haunted man. Detective Elinborg is the inquisitor here, and the unexpected crime and tangled frame were steadily inviting. So was the interior story of the detective's home life, subject to the Icelandic chills of every other relationship in Reykjavik. I will read them all now.
Jul 21, 2015 Sophie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un homme se dirige vers un bar de Reykjavik, du rohypnol (ou drogue du viol) dans ses poches. Très vite, il trouve sa cible de la soirée: une jeune femme aux cheveux sombres et portant un chandail de San Francisco. Peu de temps après, la victime est retrouvée assassinée. Il s'agit du violeur.

La rivière noire est un roman policier contemporain classique, et donc différent des autres que j'avais lus par Indridason auparavant. Bien qu'il ne soit pas un de ses meilleurs (contrairement à l'encore imb
Aug 07, 2015 Sheila rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Excellent police procedural investigation into the death of a man accused of using ghb to rape women.
When I last checked in on Arnaldur Indriðason's Icelandic detective series featuring Inspector Erlendur, I was so irritated with his main character that I swore off him for a while and considered making it permanent. But then... I had this book on my Kindle and in the interest of clearing my reading queue, I decided to read it. I'm glad I did.

The best thing about the book is that Erlendur doesn't appear in it! That dour, surly, and grim police detective who gives gruff, austere Scandinavian poli
Jun 26, 2016 Katri rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2016
Arnaldurin dekkareiden päähenkilönä toimii yleensä Erlendur, mutta tässä kirjassa Erlendur on teillä tietämättömillä, ja päätähdeksi pääseekin Erlendurin työkaveri Elínborg. Kivaa vaihtelua! (Joskin tällä hetkellä luen osaa, jossa päähenkilönä on Sigurdur Óli ja se ei tahdo kiinnostaa yhtään...)

Aika perus dekkarihöttöä tämä oli. Mutta jos tykkää dekkareista tai/ja kaipaa tietyllä tavalla aika turvallista luettavaa, niin hyvin toimii. Itse olen (edelleen) ihan koukussa :D
"Outrage" by Arnaldur Indridason.

I have never been disappointed by an Inspector Erlendur book by this author. However, this book was not an Inspector Erlendur mystery. Apparently Erlendur was not available and the investigation was left in the hands of Detective Elinborg, the 2nd in command.

The victim, is found with his throat cut and a date rape drug on his person and in his body. The victim turns out to be a serial rapist and hardly one that would have my sympathy.

It's what led up to this dis
May 06, 2016 Bonnie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Eight book in Inspector Erlendur series and the best one to date. There is heart-pounding suspense and a mystery that is not solved until the last page. Erlendur has taken a break and left female Elingorg in charge. In a flat near Reykjavik city centre, a young man lies dead in a pool of blood although there is no sign of a break-in or any struggle. A purple shawl is found under the bed. There is a strong odor of Indian spices noted by Elinborg who loves cooking tandoori. A vial of narcotics is ...more
Richard Ward
Jan 21, 2016 Richard Ward rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Nordic police procedurals.
Decent but not great murder mystery/police procedural, originally published in Icelandic and now translated into British English. Instead of the author's successful Inspector Erlendur this time we get a coworker of his, Elínborg, a female cop who is also a happily married wife and mother. Her kids are teenagers and it turns out Icelandic teens brood randomly too (who knew?). At work her latest case is a man found alone in his apartment with his throat slashed. The murder weapon is gone and two a ...more
Mar 09, 2016 Jennie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-reads
This book can easily be a stand alone novel.
I have never read anything by Arnaldur Indridason before and I probably would not read anything by him again as this book was terrible.

[My review contains spoilers but the book is not very good so I am saving you a lot of time by finding out now so you go out and get a better book rather than waste your time on this drivel.]

I found this book to be a huge disappointment. The title and back cover suggest a much larger, more intricate plot with very que
Apr 23, 2014 Mary rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unlike other reviewers, I am not mystified or disappointed by the absence of Inspector Erlendur in this novel, since I remember that at the end of Hypothermia he went off in a quest of sorts, triggered by painful memories of his past. Instead I enjoyed getting to know the team better--Elinborg is featured in this one, and Sigurdur Oli in the next installment, Black Skies.

Outrage is neatly done though not especially thrilling. Elinborg plods steadily along and eventually solves the mystery, and
Thomas Bruso
Nov 29, 2015 Thomas Bruso rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Although the series main protagonist Inspector Erlendur is missing from the story's plot, nothing is lost on the excellent storytelling. Readers are drawn into the compelling police work and down to earth mother and wife of Detective Elinborg. Wonderfully drawn characterization and backstory on Elinborg is riveting enough to invest your time in this one-of-a-kind series. "Outrage" is highly recommended.
Not Indridason's best, but it was great to see Elinborg's character come to the fore and take charge. I knew she could be a leader. I love that she writes cookbooks in her spare time!

I want to know what Erlendur is up to and I hope he reappears to fill in the blanks in the next addition to this series.
Feb 04, 2014 Mark rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, mystery

I've only read one other book in this series, but this was thoroughly enjoyable, and despite the Erlendur tagline, the dyspeptic traditionalist is not part of this plot.

Instead, the lead work is done by a female detective, Elinborg, who has a steady as a rock husband, an older son who seems to be permanently angry at her, another boy who's getting that way, and a daughter who is studious, neat and not at all like her brothers.

Against this backdrop comes the mysterious murder of a young man who s
May 16, 2015 Sandra rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gialli-nordici, ebook
E no, caro Arnaldur, stavolta non ci siamo, non mi sei piaciuto per niente. Già avevi mostrato segni di cedimento con La voce, dopo che La signora in verde mi era piaciuto, ma ora proprio non sei riuscito a interessarmi alla storia, piatta e allungata come –si dice dalle mie parti- “la broda de li maccheroni”. Negli altri tuoi romanzi l’ispettore Erlendur, tormentato e disastrato, immerso in un passato tragico e incapace di gestire i rapporti familiari, mi aveva interessato, più che le tue trame ...more
Toni Osborne
Mar 03, 2012 Toni Osborne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book 7, in the Reykjavik Murder Mysteries

This is a classic crime novel, a traditional police procedural that could be read independently of the rest in the series. This time, Mr. Indridason has provided the reader with a different view of his protagonists and given one of his subsidiary characters a leading role.

Exhausted after dealing with an extremely difficult case, Inspector Erlendur has taken an abrupt leave of absence and gone back to the Eastern Fjords where he grew up to pursue some pers
Feb 19, 2012 Karen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, european, fiction
When an author switches viewpoint in a long-running, popular series there's always a risk that some readers will be disappointed. Personally I find it can be one of the more satisfying uses of an ensemble cast, as was the case in OUTRAGE. Icelandic author Arnaldur Indridason has switched the viewpoint away from his normal main character Erlendur, to one of the lesser characters in the earlier books - Detective Elinborg.

Erlendur is around, more by way of reference than physically, as he appears
The problem with this is that it's boring. There's simply far too much dialogue, which is exactly what bothered me about the other Indridason novel I read a few years back, Hypothermia. I love rich, powerfully nuanced dialogue, but Dostoevsky this is certainly not; in fact the whole book is delivered in this colourless, plodding anti-style that is like some kind of faux journalism. If the policewoman is going to go interview a store clerk about shoe sizes, we're going to see how that conversatio ...more
Jan 03, 2009 Dagný rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Myrká is the 12th book by Arnaldur Indriðason; his books seem to come out every fall and are always bestsellers in Iceland. The books have been translated and he has won many international awards, such as The Golden Dagger. My family always sends my a copy and I "enjoy" reading about Icelandic crime, such as it is, or is made up to be. Well, what I enjoy is reading about familiar places and characters that are authentic in the setting. Furthermore, the author is able to bring to the forefront so ...more
Jan 14, 2016 Doaa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
قرأت الترجمه العربيه منها وكان تقييمي للترجمه 8.5/10

بالنسبة للرواية يبقي هذا الكاتب من المفضلين بالنسبة بعد قراءة روايتين من قبل وهذة الثالثه واذا صادفت له شئ اخر بالطبع سأقراة
لا يشعرك بالملل او بطول التفاصيل الغير متصلة بالاحداث .. الوقائع متسلسله مترابطة ببعضها
بالرغم من غياب البطل المعتاد أرلندور وظهور ألينبورغ بدور البطولة في الرواية في اكتشاف قضيه قتل لاحد الاشخاص
و مواصله البحث عن الجاني

الرواية بتناقش تاثير بعض انواع الجرائم علي المستوي الاجتماعي وليس الجنائي فقط

Jamie Farquharson
Jul 12, 2012 Jamie Farquharson rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
In all honesty, the only reason I was compelled to finish this book once I'd started is because it is so short. Neither the plot nor the characters are at all gripping, and the dialogue is tedious. The lead role, Elinborg, consistently uses the most soporific interrogation methods I have come across in any crime "thriller", and for my part I would rather not have to trawl through chapters regarding her childhood diet or fruitless interviews with fleeting characters, just to arrive sluggishly at ...more
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Arnaldur was born in Reykjavík on 28 January 1961, the son of writer Indriði G. Þorsteinsson. He graduated with a degree in history from the University of Iceland in 1996. He worked as a journalist for the newspaper Morgunblaðið from 1981 to 1982, and later as a freelance writer. From 1986 to 2001, he was a film critic for Morgunblaðið.

His first book, Synir duftsins (Sons of Dust) came out in 1997
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