Voices (novel)

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1st British edition cover
Author Arnaldur Indriðason
Original title Röddin
Translator Bernard Scudder
Country Iceland
Language Icelandic
Series Detective Erlendur, #5
Genre Crime novel
Publisher Harvill Secker
Publication date
2002 (orig.) & August 2006 (Eng. trans. )
Media type Print (Hardcover, Paperback)
Pages 320 pp (Eng. trans.)
ISBN 1-84655-033-5 (Eng. trans.)
OCLC 65470008
Preceded by Silence of the Grave
Followed by The Draining Lake

Voices (Icelandic: Röddin) is a 2006 translation of a 2003 crime novel by Icelandic author Arnaldur Indriðason, another entry in the multi award-winning Detective Erlendur series. It was first published in English in August, 2006. The Swedish translation of the novel (Änglarösten) won Sweden's Martin Beck Award for the best crime novel in translation.

An old hotel doorman is being found, dressed as Father Christmas, but half-naked, in his miserable small room, stabbed to death.[1] Detective Erlendur, who hits a wall of disinterest while trying to find answers, books a room in the hotel. The more he discovers of the past of the deceased, and the more demimonde figures he meets in that allegedly decent hotel, the more phantoms he reveals from his own past.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Voices". Macmillan Publishers. Retrieved 8 August 2015.