Inspector Erlendur series

15 works, 12 primary works

A series of murder mystery books starring the Icelandic detective Erlendur Sveinsson and his colleagues Elínborg and Sigurður Óli. The third book, Mýrin, was the first to be translated into English. The ninth and tenth novels in the series do not feature Erlendur - Myrká centres around Elínborg and Svörtuloft around Sigurður Óli.

Einvígið is a novel set in the 1970s featuring Erlendur's mentor Marion Briem.

English translation series order differs and can be found here


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Other Series by Arnaldur Indriðason

Inspector Erlendur [English Translation Order] (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • Jar City (Inspector Erlendur #3)
  • Silence of the Grave (Inspector Erlendur #4)
  • Voices (Inspector Erlendur #5)
  • The Draining Lake (Inspector Erlendur #6)
  • Arctic Chill (Inspector Erlendur #7)
  • Hypothermia (Inspector Erlendur #8)
  • Outrage (Inspector Erlendur #9)
  • Black Skies (Inspector Erlendur, #10)
  • Furðustrandir (Inspector Erlendur #11)
  • Reykjavík Nights: Murder in Reykjavík (Inspector Erlendur, #1)