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Sameissa vesissä (Inspector Erlendur #9)

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  2,883 ratings  ·  301 reviews
Mies etsiytyy naisen seuraan baarissa, panee tyrmäystippoja hänen juomaansa ja vie hänet asuntoonsa. Siten mies löydetään kotoaan kurkku auki viillettynä, ja naisen läsnäolosta on jälkiä. Rikospoliisi Erlendur on lomalla tietymättömissä, ja kollega Elínborg saa tapauksen tutkittavakseen. Mikä vainaja oli miehiään? Vastauksen etsiminen vie Elínborgin Reykjavikin hämäriin pi ...more
Hardcover, 265 pages
Published 2010 by Blue Moon (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
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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

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
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
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
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
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.

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
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
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
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
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
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.
Arnaldur Indridason can do no wrong in my book...well, almost no wrong. I've adored his writing and books since Jar City, and have turned on several family members and friends to his exceptional Erlendur series. However, this entry features one of his 2nd in command detectives Elinborg while Erlendur is only mentioned in passing - and that is to note he is away on some vague or mysterious holiday.

While the story was well-written and engaging, I couldn't muster up enough liking - or interest - in
Erlendur has taken a leave of absence and Elinborg takes on the case with some help from Sigurdur Oli.

A rapist who incapacitates his victims with Rohypnol is murdered in his apartment while his victim lies in a "roofie" coma in his bedroom. When she comes to and realizes what has happened to her, then sees the bloodbath she believes she has committed this act, even though she has no memory of it.

This is a story that obliquely highlights the grievously insufficient sentences handed down in rape
Jamie Farquharson
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
Yet another excellent novel set in Reykjavik. The usual star detective Erlendur is away and when he is mentioned in the story it isn't to help in the investigation but to be flagged up as a missing person.
No-one seems unduly concerned and Elinborg the female police officer leads the investigation.
She is more than capable in this role. The story expands as a police procedural from a very interesting angle, a woman's viewpoint with the demands of family and the secretive side where she keeps the w
Tom Johnson
a strong 4 stars - the translator is new, Anna Yates, and her translation is a huge improvement over the previous 4 books with their distracting & clumsy wording - Arnaldur's first 2 translated Erlendur novels, Jar City & Silence of the Grave, remain in my opinion as his most powerful work - happily this book offers relief from the tedious Eva Lind saga; no Erlendur just Elinborg with a seasoning of the irascible prig Sigurður Óli - the only word I had a problem with is "closure", page 1 ...more
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Okay police procedural. Nothing really wrong with it, but only mildly compelling. I'll have forgotten it by tomorrow. The normal character, Erlendur, is out of town, so the female detective Elinborg takes center stage in this. That wasn't a problem, her character was one of the better things about this book, it was a nice change of pace though I did miss the dour presence of Erlendur. It's just that a few of the recent installments have been marred by a by-the-numbers, going through the motions ...more
Sarah Potter
Yet another novel written by Icelandic author, Indridason, that follows in the best tradition of Nordic Crime:atmospheric, fast-moving, relentless, with short, punchy sentences and never an extraneous word.

The subject matter of "Outrage" is gruelling -- the murder of a young man, following his date-rape of a woman he has drugged -- but the handling of the story is matter-of-fact rather than sensationalist. Seen through the female detective's eyes, it is narrated in the authentic voice of a profe
This is third book by Indrioason that I have read so far and I am not impressed. I read him for two reasons; first, the setting in Iceland intrigues me and second, his work somehow falls in cozy mystery category, the genre that I turn to whenever I can't find anything else to read. His work, especially Elinborg's ways in Outrage made me wonder about interrogation technique in Iceland and police's image in public there. The best thing that I have noticed about Indrioason's Erlendur series (though ...more
Fun mystery. Indridason is a pretty competent writer. I enjoyed the emotional tenor of the prose. Everything was calm, direct and logical - just like Iceland! Elínborg is a great protagonist, and I liked the way her work and family life played off of each other, it was a nice departure from the loner detective trope. Next time I'm in the mood for a good mystery I'll definitely be turning to Indridason.
Rich Meyer
Interesting series novel; this one doesn't feature Indridason's star character, Inspector Elendur, but instead tells the entire tale from the perspective of one of his co-workers, the female detective Elinborg. Good mystery and atmospheric rendering of the city of Reykjavik as always. These books are enjoyable for both the mystery and the window on Icelandic culture they provide.
Agnes Muscoreil
Even though one of my favoritie detectives,Erlender, is MIA for this book, the author did a good job of keeping me and Detective Elinborg guessing right up to the end! The story of a rapist and his victims rang true, and was handled well. I was a little put off by all of the family problems discussed, but managed to get past them and enjoy this police procedural.
The previous books in this series have been very good. This one was truly bad. It wasn't just that the author had changed characters, and left Inspector Erlendur off stage, it was slight, shallow and disengaging. Normally there is a deep sense of self-awareness on the part of the narrator and a ruminative insight to the Icelandic culture. I can only say it was as if the author had gotten very tired of the series and simply "phoned it in."

When I read a book because it claims to be one in a series
I have read all the other books by this author and found this to be a disappointment. Perhaps not having the lead detective contributes to that. I'm not sure. The plot line is fairly simple but the writing is tedious and as disinteresting as are the characters. After a while I didn't care. Note to author- find Erlundur.
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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.

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  • Dauðarósir (Inspector Erlendur #2)
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