Another Icelandic mystery. I love these. This one is the best of the three I have read. My library has a fourth one that is on order, and I see from Maxine at Eurocrime that he's got a fifth that must only be available in the UK. Oh goodie, I can't wait.
I also see from Maxine in this post (on her blog Petrona) that Jar City, the first in his series, has been made into a movie in Iceland and that it was recently released in the UK. When I check Internet Movie Database I don't see any U.S. release plans, but I see that Netflix has it, so I'm going to request it.
Here is Maxine's review at Eurocrime. Read that if you want a plot summary. Erlendur, the detective, is feeling a bit better, it seems, and is getting along better with his daughter Eva Lind. This book is less depressing than the earlier two; Erlendur has even met a nice woman! He investigates the murder of a hotel Santa at Christmastime with his usual lack of energy, but his wit shines through nonetheless.
Added later: When I dig deeper into Netflix I see that Jar City hasn't actually been released on DVD. Darn it. I'm disappointed.
(Book 35, 2008)