By Arnaldur Indridason
On an icy January day the Reykjavik police are known as to a block of residences the place a physique has been present in the backyard: a tender, dark-skinned boy, frozen to the floor in a pool of his personal blood. the invention of a stab wound in his belly extinguishes any wish that this was once a sad twist of fate. Erlendur and his crew embark on their research with little to move on however the information that the boy's Thai half-brother is lacking. Is he implicated, or just afraid for his personal existence? The research quickly finds tensions simmering underneath the outside of Iceland's outwardly liberal, multicultural society. A instructor on the boy's college makes no mystery of his anti-immigration stance; incidents are stated among Icelandic scholars and the disaffected kids of incomers; and, to confuse concerns additional, a suspected paedophile has been noticed within the zone. in the meantime, the boy's homicide forces Erlendur to confront the tragedy in his personal prior. quickly, evidence are rising from the snow-filled darkness which are extra chilling even than the Arctic evening.
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Forensics were photographing the scene, their flashes vying with the blue lights. They sketched the layout of the area where the boy was lying and the immediate surroundings. The forensic investigation was in its initial stages. 'Those trousers are in fashion,' Elínborg said. ' Sigurdur Óli asked. ' 'I don't know,' Erlendur said. 'Yes, I find it odd,' he added after a pause. He looked up at the block of flats. People were outside on the balconies watching, in spite of the cold. Others stayed indoors and made do with the view through the window.
I don't know who they were. ' 'Not that I noticed anyway,' Fanney said, putting down her empty coffee cup. ' 'Yes, I suppose they were around the same age. ' 'Yes, a few days ago. I met her outside. She was coming home from work and was terribly tired. She's told me a lot about Thailand in her broken Icelandic. She speaks simply. ' 'Once I asked her what was the most difficult thing about living in Iceland or moving to Iceland from Thailand and she talked about how Icelanders were a bit reserved compared to the Thais.
They drove up to the flats where Elínborg joined them in the car and realised that they needed an interpreter. One of the policemen contacted the Multicultural Centre, which sent a woman to meet them at the morgue. The interpreter had not yet turned up when Elínborg arrived with the mother. She accompanied the woman straight into the morgue where the pathologist was waiting for them. When the mother saw her son she let out a piercing howl and slumped into Elínborg's arms. She screamed something in her own language.
Arctic Chill (Reykjavik Murder Mysteries 5) by Arnaldur Indridason