»There shouldn’t be crime without punishment, I think. But violence comes in all kinds and shapes, it can be the typical psycho murderer or it can be a 12-year-old boy killing his father because of domestic violence. So what justice do we have there, what kind of justice does he deserve? What is justice, is it the punishment the judge gives to you, or is it something that you give yourself, like in Erlendur’s case?«
Icelandic crime: Jake Kerridge in conversation with writer Arnaldur Indriðason about his new novel, Strange Shores. Read the interview at The Telegraph.