By Bernard Minier
From the country that brought you the word noir, the thrilling new novel in the bestselling Commandant Servaz series
The No.1 bestseller in France, NIGHT is the thrilling new novel from award-winner Bernard Minier. The Commandant Servaz series The Frozen Dead is available now on Netflix.
'Like Agent Starling in The Silence Of The Lambs . . . Minier's killer is every bit as compelling.'
A woman murdered in a church in Norway.
A collection of photographs on an oil rig in the North Sea.
A young boy in a picturesque Austrian village.
The three clues that suggest a serial killer has returned . . .
Detective Kirsten Nigaard believes the signs point to none other than Julian Hirtmann, a serial murderer on the run. She turns to Toulouse cop Martin Servaz, who has a painful personal history with Hirtmann. Servaz hunted the elusive killer for many years until the trail went cold. Now they have a chance to bring him to justice at last.
But soon the pair find themselves in a terrifying cat-and-mouse chase, not knowing who is chasing whom, and which of them might pay the ultimate price.
Praise for Bernard Minier
'Over the past few years, France has produced some of Europe's most striking and original crime novelists. Bernard Minier is up there with the best' - The Sunday Times
'A super-accelerated version of a Hitchcock thriller, with thrills and shocks on nearly every page . . . Minier reels out lurid, quick and dirty prose, dirty enough to blacken the fingers as we read' - Spectator
Bernard Minier grew up in south-west France and spent a happy childhood in the foothills of the Pyrenees before going to university in Toulouse, the town where Servaz is a policeman. He currently lives near Paris. He has received several awards for his short stories. All three novels in the Servaz series, THE FROZEN DEAD, A SONG FOR DROWNED SOULS and DON'T TURN OUT THE LIGHTS, have been bestsellers in France, and his writing has been translated into German, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Russian and Hungarian as well as English. He has twice won the prestigious Prix Polar at the Cognac Crime Festival.
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07 Feb 2019
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'Like Agent Starling in The Silence Of The Lambs, always two steps behind a serial killer who toys with them exactly as Hannibal Lecter did with Starling. Minier's killer is every bit as compelling' — Daily Mail
Minier's extravagantly plotted thrillers . . . are highly readable and deliver great entertainment — Morning Star
Dark, deep and cerebral, but the danger will almost stop your heart — Sunday Times Crime Club
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A publishing sensation in France . . . 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 on The Frozen Dead
Bernard Minier's second novel A SONG FOR DROWNED SOULS confirms his status in the forefront of crime fiction's French renaissance . . . A gripping read — The Times
A super-accelerated version of a Hitchcock thriller, with thrills and shocks on nearly every page — Spectator on Don't Turn Out the Lights