Arctic Chill

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Arctic Chill
Arnaldur Indriğason - Arctic Chill.jpeg
Author Arnaldur Indriðason
Original title Vetrarborgin
Translator Bernard Scudder and Victoria Cribb
Country Iceland
Language Icelandic
Series Detective Erlendur, #7
Genre Crime, Mystery novel
Publisher Harvill Secker
Publication date
2005 (orig.) & September 2008 (Eng. trans.)
Media type Print (Hardcover, Paperback)
Pages 344 pp (Eng. trans.)
ISBN ISBN 978-1-84655-065-2 (Eng. trans.)
OCLC 221861654
Preceded by The Draining Lake

Arctic Chill (Icelandic: Vetrarborgin) is a 2008 translation of a 2005 crime novel by Icelandic author Arnaldur Indriðason, another entry in the multi award-winning Detective Erlendur series.

The book is the first of Indriðason's works to be translated into English by someone other than Bernard Scudder, as he died of a heart attack before his translation was complete. Victoria Cribb completed it.

Erlendur and his team investigate the murder of a young Thai boy, found frozen in his own blood one midwinter day outside a rundown apartment block. The crime may be racially motivated and the team soon uncovers some unpleasant truths about modern Icelandic society. The subject of racism is examined, as well as immigration of Asians to Iceland.