Early Erlendur. He’s a new traffic cop, working nights, which means his path crosses with drunken revellers and drivers, the down and out and desperate.
He’s met Halldóra, mother to be of his two children, but only towards the end of Reykjavík Nights is it revealed that they’ve been dating for over two years. It sounded more like two months.
We also see his first meetings with the mysterious Marion Briem.
Early Erlendur – he’s less taciturn, but still carrying the burden of his lost brother, which in part explains his interest and persistence in investigating the death of Hannibal, a tramp he’d befriended whilst working Reykjavík nights.
For context and more background on the Reykjavík / Erlendur mysteries, read Crime Fiction Lover’s A Guide to Arnaldur Indriðason’s Detective Erlendur.
Publisher page: Reykjavík Nights – Arnaldur Indriðason