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    The Frozen Dead (Commandant Servaz) (Paperback) By (author) Bernard Minier, Translated by Alison Anderson

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    DescriptionThe first victim is a horse: its headless body hangs suspended from the edge of a frozen cliff. On the same day as the gruesome discovery, a young psychiatrist starts her first job at a secure asylum for the criminally insane, just a few miles away. Commandant Servaz, a Toulouse city cop, can't believe he has been called out over the death of an animal. But there is something disturbing about this crime that he cannot ignore. Then DNA from one of the most notorious inmates of the asylum is found on the corpse...and a few days later the first murder takes place. In this snowbound valley, deep in the Pyrenees, a dark story of madness and revenge is unfolding. It will take all of Servaz's skill to solve it. If you enjoyed The Returned, Spiral and Pierre Lemaitre's Alex, THE FROZEN DEAD is the perfect chilling summer read.


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    Title
    The Frozen Dead
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bernard Minier, Translated by Alison Anderson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 496
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 640 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781444732252
    ISBN 10: 1444732250
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: FF
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.1
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022020, FIC019000
    DC23: 843.92
    BISAC V2.8: FIC022080
    Thema V1.0: FB, FF
    BIC E4L: CRM
    Publisher
    Hodder & Stoughton General Division
    Imprint name
    Mulholland Books
    Publication date
    01 August 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Bernard Minier grew up at the foot of the Pyrenees. He has received several awards for his short stories, and THE FROZEN DEAD is his first crime novel.
    Review quote
    A publishing sensation in France, where it's rushed up the bestseller lists, this is Minier's first crime novel and this translation justifies its vast French reputation...With a villain possessing the intelligence of Thomas Harris's immortal Hannibal Lecter, this is great story-telling, with a creeping sense of dread that would not disgrace Stephen King at his best. Daily Mail This densely written and very atmospheric thriller is Minier's first novel. It has been a bestseller in France and, in this well-translated English edition, deserves to be one here Literary Review An enjoyable and fast-paced thriller Sunday Business Post Chilling Elle The writing is razor sharp and nothing goes to waste. Enough to make other authors jealous. Femme Actuelle THE FROZEN DEAD is a boiling-hot success Le Point Remember the name Bernard Minier... he might well take his places among the masters of French thrillers Le Figaro