Les nuits de Reykjavik

Les nuits de Reykjavik Erlendur le solitaire vient d entrer dans la police et les rues de Reykjavik dans lesquelles il patrouille de nuit sont agit es accidents de la circulation contrebande vols violences domestiques D

  • Title: Les nuits de Reykjavik
  • Author: Arnaldur Indriðason
  • ISBN: 9791022601535
  • Page: 196
  • Format: Paperback
  • Erlendur le solitaire vient d entrer dans la police, et les rues de Reykjavik dans lesquelles il patrouille de nuit sont agit es accidents de la circulation, contrebande, vols, violences domestiques Des gamins trouvent en jouant dans un foss le cadavre d un clochard qu il croisait r guli rement dans ses rondes On conclut l accident et l affaire est class e PourtantErlendur le solitaire vient d entrer dans la police, et les rues de Reykjavik dans lesquelles il patrouille de nuit sont agit es accidents de la circulation, contrebande, vols, violences domestiques Des gamins trouvent en jouant dans un foss le cadavre d un clochard qu il croisait r guli rement dans ses rondes On conclut l accident et l affaire est class e Pourtant le destin de cet homme hante Erlendur et l entra ne toujours plus loin dans les bas fonds tranges et sombres de la ville On d couvre ici ce qui va faire l essence de ce personnage taciturne son intuition, son obstination conna tre la v rit , sa discr tion tenace pour r sister aux pressions contre vents et mar es, tout ce qui va s duire le commisaire Marion Briem En racontant la premi re affaire d Erlendur, le policier que les lecteurs connaissent depuis les premiers livres de l auteur, Arnaldur Indridason d passe le thriller et crit aussi un excellent roman contemporain sur la douleur et la nostalgie De roman en roman, il perfectionne son criture et la profondeur de son approche des hommes.

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    1. Arnaldur Indriðason

      Arnaldur Indridason b.1961 has the rare distinction of having won the Nordic Crime Novel Prize two years running He is also the winner of the highly respected and world famous CWA Gold Dagger Award for the top crime novel of the year in the English language, Silence of the Grave Indridason s novels have sold over twelve million copies worldwide, in 40 languages, and have won numerous well respected prizes and received rave reviews all over the world.

    753 thoughts on “Les nuits de Reykjavik”

    1. “All his death meant was one less vagrant on the streets of Reykjavík.” Night after night young Erlendur and his colleagues perform their duties on the streets of Reykjavík. Drunken louts, fights, family abuse and horrendous accidents are all part of a normal night's work. And then there are the homeless clutching their brennivín or their methylated spirits whilst desperately looking for a place to sleep out of the bitter cold. Erlendur can’t stop thinking of the drowning death of Hanni [...]


    2. The proliferation of Scandinavian/Nordic crime fiction is fascinating to me. At first, I thought it was just a fad that would die out eventually, but no, it's still a big deal more than a decade later. And it should be too, because all the ones I have read have been great!This book is by an author from Iceland and,naturally enough, is set in Iceland. It is actually a prequel to the main series which features Detective Erlendur. In this book, Erlendur is still a young traffic officer.At the very [...]


    3. In Reykjavik nights, we are re-introduced to Inspector Erlendur, here a new, young policeman, on traffic detail, busting up small time crime--burglaries, drunken house parties, fisticuffs, the sort of crime that happens on his frequent night shifts. He also is coming to know the city better and the denizens of the night. As in the later stories, Erlendur is different from his fellow officers and here we get a picture of both cause and effect---what drives him to seek answers and just how relentl [...]


    4. I'm still playing catch up here -- I actually finished this book about a week ago. As usual, you can certainly feel free to choose between the longer, more detailed review at myonline reading journal or the shorter version here. To my intense delight, Erlendur is back -- albeit as a young patrolman on the night shift -- in a prequel to the entire series. On his regular shift one night, young patrolman Erlendur receives a report that takes him to the scene of the drowning of a homeless man who we [...]


    5. This is a prequel to the Erlunder series, which has remained one of my favorite Nordic series. Was wonderful seeing the young Erlunder in the role of a traffic cop but how he still managed to put together things that had escaped others. The bones of the later Erlunder already in place. Not able to let go of something until it is solved to his satisfaction. This plot revolved around a missing woman and a group of street people. Loved to see the compassion he had for these people, unable to stop d [...]


    6. I ended up enjoying this story. Erlendur is a young cop going about his own business. In the course of his duties, he befriends a homeless man and, when he dies in a drowning, begins to investigate. This book starts slow but as the story moves along, I realized that the reader is slowly getting to know how this man thinks and works. We're being introduced to a young man who hasn't quite found his path in life. This appears to be a character-driven series. This sort of series gets better as it go [...]


    7. Chronologically, the last we knew of Erlendur, the police detective of Arnaldur's series, he was (perhaps forever) searching for the remains of his younger brother. ( As young boys they got lost in a wilderness snowstorm and inadvertently separated, Erlendur has never given up the search for his lost brother.) This (chronological) last sighting of Erlendur was in Furðustrandir (Strange Shores). The next to last book in the series, The Chess Match, instead featured a young Erlendur back in the b [...]


    8. I found this a bit disappointing. I've read several other Erlendur novels and have always found them extremely atmospheric. I found this one rather matter of fact. It was interesting to read this prequel, and find out how Erlendur started as a detective. However, if this had been the first of the books that I read, I doubt if I would have read further.


    9. Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for an opportunity to read a copy of Reykjavik Nights. 3 1/2 stars. I've been meaning to read Indridason's series for a long time, so when an opportunity to read his newest book came up, I was delighted. But I was a bit apprehensive because I tend to be a bit obsessive about reading mystery series in order. I thought this book could be an exception because it's a prequel. It takes place in the early years of Erlendur's career. So I read it without having [...]


    10. After a while a bus arrived and Thuri stood up, saying a curt goodbye as if she wanted nothing more to do with Erlendur. The sky was leaden and it was raining again. He watched her climb aboard and select a window seat, ready to carry on circling the city with no destination, never leaving the vehicle, not caring where it went: her life a journey without purpose. As Erlendur followed the departing bus with his eyes, he pictured himself in her shoes, forever circling around life, alone, with no d [...]


    11. Reykjavik Nights by Arnaldur Indridason.I've read 9 of the books in the Inspector Erlendur series when he was already a first rate detective. The author brings us, the reader, back to Erlendur's beginnings as a traffic officer. We first learn of Erlendur's fascination with missing people. His relentless search for the truth.Erlendur along with two other night officers have the worst of the worst to deal with each night on their patrol. One of the homeless men he's dealt with was found drowned an [...]


    12. I enjoyed the book but not as much as his others when Erlander was a bit more complete a person. It was an ok crime but unsatisfactory resolution. Erlander is too sharp for such a new cop and his obsession to find the killer seemed a bit unnatural for such a junior officer. But I love him anyhow and will read anything he is in


    13. Although this is the latest novel featuring Erlunder Sveinsson, it is also the earliest – taking Erlunder back to his days as a young junior officer on the beat. The novel begins with three boys finding a body in the water, which turns out to be a tramp, called Hannibal. Erlunder had come across Hannibal during his time on the streets, but, it seems, that only he thought there was something curious about his death. It was chalked down to drowning while drunk – and, knowing how the homeless m [...]


    14. This book was waiting for me when I got home yesterday afternoon and my husband didn't need telling: he just ordered a takeaway as I disappeared into the bedroom for the next few hours.This is a simpler and slightly more upbeat narrative than some in the Erlendur saga, especially compared with 'Strange Shores'. Certainly, tragedy exists, in the spiritual and physical downfall of Hannibal, but there is nowhere near the existential hopelessness and despair that confronted the reader in 'Strange Sh [...]


    15. One of my favourite detective series are the Inspector Erlendur novels by Arnaldur Indriðason. I was delighted therefore to learn of a prequel set in Reykjavík in the late 1960s.I was equally keen to read it and having done so was so pleased to see the same methodical detective but now only partially formed, just a young cop learning his way on the night shifts. In uniform chasing down speeding motorists, responding to domestics and break-ins, even escorting the odd drunk to a place of refuge [...]


    16. Prequel to the author's exceptional Icelandic mystery series finds a young Erlendur working as a traffic cop in Reykjavik. A homeless man is found dead in a pool of stagnant water on the same night a young married woman goes missing. The woman's disappearance takes official priority and the homeless man's death ruled accidental but Erlendur recognizes the man from previous encounters and begins an unofficial investigation on his own time. Still haunted by the tragic death of his younger brother [...]


    17. A clear 4 stars for meAuthor Indridason is on form with this prequel series. Wasn’t sure I was going to warm to an earlier version of his detective Erlendur but its great as we delve straight into the mystery & only slightly explore the beginnings of the detectives character which is as we love & know a little dour & self-absorbed at best! The story is all about the mystery & revolves around two "unsolved" crimes/disappearances which sees Erlendur sleuthing in his downtime as a [...]


    18. Having read the whole series so far, going back to Erlendur's beginning seems a little strange. A good story and lots of back-filling with information and background about him. You can sense him evolving into what he becomes later. I am looking forward to Erlendur #2 (since volumes 3 and on were published first). Recommended.


    19. Really good police procedural story. Erlander is a pretty good sleuth, never giving up. The author did a great job of taking the reader down many different paths until we finally know who "done it". I liked that.


    20. From the publisher: In this stunning prequel to his critically acclaimed Inspector Erlendur books and the tenth volume in the series, Erlendur is a young and inexperienced detective walking beat on the streets in Reykjavik, encountering routine traffic accidents, theft, domestic violence, contraband - - and an unexplained death. When a tramp he met regularly on the night shift is found drowned in a ditch, no one seems to car. But his fate haunts Erlendur and drags him inexorably into the strange [...]


    21. I have enjoyed the Inspector Erlendur series, but have read them out of order. So now, having finished the 1st one, I have an even greater appreciation and affection for this character. This book helps readers to understand Erlendur's doggedness when working on a crime where others have given up, as well as his inherent sympathy for the downtrodden and underdog. The character is slowly fleshed out, but having the advantage of reading the series out of order, his inclination toward where the auth [...]


    22. Good read. Everything which was wrong with the last Kathy Reich book I read a few days ago was right here. Good sense of time and place and a great "filling of the gaps" of the main detective Erlendur of the series. Interesting to see the Iceland of the 60s and compare it with current times. I am sure Indridason has plans for us.


    23. Another smashingly good read from Iceland, home of noir crimes and the most sympathetic and humble detective this side of Sicily. This time Erlendar cares when a homeless man is found dead, Erlendar always cares when it is inconvenient. It's all great particularly the mundane mix of grunt work and lucky breaks. My favourite crime series by far.


    24. Erlendur is just starting out in uniform in the Reykjavik police service in this prequel. As a Traffic cop, he sees the effect of chronic drink every night on the late shift. Erlendur's the same guy basically, just 20 years before the rest of the series. He's kinda sad, cares about victims as people, and longs for a good smoked sheepshead for supper.


    25. Arnaldur Indriðason continues to be one of my favorite mystery writers. This time, in Reykjavík Nights: Murder in Reykjavík, goes in for a prequel. His famed detective, Erlendur Sveinsson, is a young traffic cop on night duty in the Icelandic capital. He has befriended a drunk named Hannibal who, at the beginning of the story, turns up drowned in a drainage ditch.You have to understand that Erlendur has a thing for missing persons. A young woman named Odny goes missing almost exactly around t [...]


    26. Essentially a prequel to the eleven book series from bestselling author Arnaldur Indriðason, Reykjavik Nights features detective, Inspector Erlendur as a rookie officer on the streets of the Iceland's capital. It is the mid 1970's and Erlendur is a new beat officer, patrolling the darkened streets of Reykjavik. He responds to traffic accidents, drunken brawls, thefts and domestic violence incidents but it is the fate of the missing that intrigues him, reminding him of lost brother."This fixatio [...]


    27. Prequel to the inspector Erlendur series (volume 10)Translating and publishing books out of sequence seems to be the trend for Nordic publishers these days. After so many exciting outings we go back in time to the roots of our famous protagonist. Mr. Indridason has carefully reinvented Erlendur and we find him in 1974 as a young officer working the beat mostly on traffic duty during night shifts and dreaming in becoming a detective one day. Although part of a series this 10th installment can be [...]


    28. REYKJAVIK NIGHTS. (2015). Arnaldur Indridason. ***1/2.This latest from this Icelandic author is actually a prequel to the rest of the series. Before his main character, Inspector Erlendur, becomes a full Inspector, he was first an entry level Traffic cop on the streets of the capital. He becomes involved with the group of street people on his beat, and develops friendships with several of them, including one named Hannibal. Later, Hannibal is discovered floating in one of the drainage pools outs [...]


    29. The death of a homeless man occurs one bitter winter night in Reykjavik and amid his many call-outs to drunken violence, domestic and public, the up and coming policeman Erlendur asks questions. I have to say that I pretty quickly wondered why Erlendur was the only one pursuing this matter, in that he'd picked derelict Hannibal off the street a few times to stop him dying from exposure, and he knew the man sometimes drank, and the death was not very suspicious. If everyone else shrugs and gets o [...]


    30. Novice traffic cop, Erlendur, has a special interest in the cases of missing people and a soft spot for the hidden members of society, while he works in the sordid rather than tourist side of the city, dealing with alcoholics, abusers and the abused. He spends his spare time investigating the supposed drowning death of Hannibal, a homeless man he had befriended, and finds connections to several other unsolved crimes.Set in the late 1960s, based on clues of a Shirley MacLaine movie, Ironside TV s [...]


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