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The Frozen Dead

by Bernard Minier

The Frozen Dead
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  • First Published:
    Aug 2014, 496 pages
    Sep 2015, 496 pages

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Kate Braithwaite

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Icy mountainous landscapes and a host of well-rounded characters elevate this gripping story beyond the parameters of a standard-issue police procedural.

In this debut crime thriller, French novelist Bernard Minier has created a dramatic hunt for a serial killer in a snow-filled valley, deep in the Pyrenees. From its eerie opening — a cable car ride where the wind wails "like the cries of children in distress" — The Frozen Dead simmers with tension.

The discovery of the headless corpse of a thoroughbred racehorse suspended from a cable car tower, sparks a police response that surprises Toulouse-based detective, Commandant Servaz, until he learns that the animal belongs to one of the world's premier businessmen, Eric Lombard. Forensic evidence links the crime to an inmate at the nearby Wargnier Institute, a fictional psychiatric hospital housing murderers who have been judged insane, and prompts a complete lock-down of the facility. A local man is found murdered only days later, dealing Servaz a new case and links ...

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