The Frozen Dead
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The Frozen Dead

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'With a villain possessing the intelligence of Thomas Harris's immortal Hannibal Lecter, this is great storytelling, with a creeping sense of dread that would not disgrace Stephen King at his best' Daily MailOne winter morning, in a small town nestled in the Pyrenees, a group of workers discover the headless body of a horse, hanging suspended from a frozen cliff.Toulouse city cop Servaz is sent to investigate the disturbing crime.When DNA from one of the most notorious inmates of a nearby asylum is found on the corpse the case takes a darker turn...and then first human victim is found.The twists and come thick and fast in this suspenseful thriller as Servaz races to uncover the town's dark secret before the killer strikes again.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 36mm | 339.99g
  • Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Mulholland Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1444732269
  • 9781444732269
  • 121,033

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Remember the name Bernard Minier... he might well take his places among the masters of French thrillers * Le Figaro * THE FROZEN DEAD is a boiling-hot success * Le Point * The writing is razor sharp and nothing goes to waste. Enough to make other authors jealous. * Femme Actuelle * Chilling * Elle * An enjoyable and fast-paced thriller * Sunday Business Post * 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 * Revenge is at the heart of this clever mystery, which involves a plot as cold-blooded as the slaying of the horse * Sunday Times * A terrific thriller that will keep you up long past your bedtime. The French Pyrenees make a wonderfully atmospheric setting for this complex story of past crimes, madness and revenge. Servaz and Ziegler are a fascinating cop duo, and I hope to see more of them in the future. Excellent. -- Peter Robinson, author of the DCI Banks series 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 *
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About Bernard Minier

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.
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Review Text

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
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2,109 ratings
3.86 out of 5 stars
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4 46% (964)
3 23% (488)
2 5% (105)
1 2% (35)
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