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The draining lake
Arnaldur Indridason
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Arnaldur Indriðason was born in Reykjavík January 28, 1961 and writes crime fiction. He is the son of writer Indriði G. Þorsteinsson. Arnaldur graduated with a degree in history from the University of Iceland in 1996. Arnaldur's first published book, Sons of Dust (Synir duftsins) in 1997, is the first in the Detective Erlendur series. Arnaldur's books have been published in twenty-six countries and have been translated into Russian, Polish, German, Greek, Danish, Catalan, English, Italian, Czech, Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, Finnish, Spanish, Portuguese, Hungarian, Chinese, Croatian, Romanian and French. He won the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award in 2005 for the novel Silence of the Grave. Arnaldur lives in Reykjavík with his wife and three children. (Bowker Author Biography)

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main characters Erlendur Sveinsson
Male
Age: 50
Divorced
Investigating skeletal remains after an earthquake dropped the water level in a lake; links the body with a Russia listening device possibly from the Cold War era; obsessed with missing persons cases since the death of his younger brother years ago.
Detective inspector

Sigurdur Oli
Male
Erlendur's partner.
Detective inspector



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