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The Frozen Dead

The Frozen Dead

One of the Sunday Times 100 Best Crime Novels and Thrillers Since 1945

Now on Netflix, the Commandant Servaz series: The Frozen Dead

‘Great storytelling, with a creeping sense of dread that would not disgrace Stephen King at his best’ Daily Mail

One 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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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fiction: Special Features / Fiction In Translation

On Sale: 27th February 2014

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9781444732269


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
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
The writing is razor sharp and nothing goes to waste. Enough to make other authors jealous.
Femme Actuelle
Revenge is at the heart of this clever mystery, which involves a plot as cold-blooded as the slaying of the horse
Sunday Times
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
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