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Bernard Minier - Author

About the Author

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.

Featured books by Bernard Minier

The Frozen Dead

The Frozen Dead

Author: Bernard Minier Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2014

Saint-Martin-de-Comminges is a small town nestled in the Pyrenees. The kind of place where nothing happens. Until the winter morning when a group of workers discover the headless body of a horse, hanging suspended from a frozen cliff. Toulouse city copy Servaz can't believe he's been told to investigate the death of an animal. But there's something disturbing about the crime he can't ignore. Then DNA from one of the most notorious inmates of a nearby asylum is found on the corpse...and a few days later the first murder takes place. Madness and revenge is stirring in the snowbound valley, and Servaz must uncover the town's dark secret before the killer strikes again.

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Other books by Bernard Minier

Night

Night

Author: Bernard Minier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/08/2019

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. 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

Night

Night

Author: Bernard Minier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

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

Don't Turn Out the Lights

Don't Turn Out the Lights

Author: Bernard Minier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/03/2017

Now on Netflix, the Commandant Servaz series: The Frozen Dead You did nothing. Christine Steinmeyer knows the suicide note she found in her mailbox on Christmas Eve has nothing to do with her. But the man calling in to her radio show seems convinced otherwise. You let her die... That's only the beginning. Bit by bit, her life is turned upside down. But who among her friends and family hates her enough to want to destroy her? And why? Commandant Martin Servaz is on leave when he is sent a key card to a hotel room - the room where an artist committed suicide a year earlier. He soon uncovers evidence of a truly terrifying crime. Could someone really be cruelly, consciously hounding women to death? Both he and Christine will find out...but it may not be in time.

Don't Turn Out the Lights

Don't Turn Out the Lights

Author: Bernard Minier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2016

You did nothing. Christine Steinmeyer knows the suicide note she found in her mailbox on Christmas Eve has nothing to do with her. But the man calling in to her radio show seems convinced otherwise. You let her die... That's only the beginning. Bit by bit, her life is turned upside down. But who among her friends and family hates her enough to want to destroy her? And why? Commandant Martin Servaz is on leave when he is sent a key card to a hotel room - the room where an artist committed suicide a year earlier. He soon uncovers evidence of a truly terrifying crime. Could someone really be cruelly, consciously hounding women to death? Both he and Christine will find out...but it may not be in time.

Wolfsbeute

Wolfsbeute

Author: Bernard Minier Format: eBook Release Date: 25/07/2016

Eine Frau verliert die Kontrolle uber ihr Leben. Ein Stalker manipuliert mit perfiden MethodenEin Kommissar kmpft mit den Schrecken der VergangenheitWer ist Tter? Wer ist Opfer? Spiegel-Bestsellerautor Bernard Minier spielt mit den Vorstellungen des Lesers, entwirft das eiskalte Psychogrammeines Stalkers und zieht den Leser in eine Geschichte hinein, deren Facettenreichtum elektrisiert. Toulouse: Das Unheil beginnt mit einem verstrenden anonymen Brief eines vermeintlichen Selbstmrders. Zunchst glaubt Radio-Moderatorin Christine Steinmeyer an einen Irrlufer, der da in ihrem Briefkasten gelandet ist. Doch dann meldet sich in ihrer Live-Radiosendung ein Mann zu Wort, der Christine fr den Tod eines Menschen verantwortlich macht. Zeitgleich erhlt Kommissar Martin Servaz einen Hotelzimmerschlssel zugeschickt. Zimmer 117, im Hotel Wilson in Toulouse. Dort hatte sich vor einem Jahr eine Knstlerin auf grauenvolle Art das Leben genommen. Angeblich. Wer ist der ominse Absender dieser Schlssel-Botschaft?Der franzsische Bestseller-Autor hat ein kunstvoll inszeniertes und erstklassiges Psychokammerspiel komponiert - fast wie eine Oper. Denn Minier spielt mit den Vorstellungen der Leser. Am Ende wird in diesem Psychothriller nichts so sein, wie es anfangs schien.

A Song for Drowned Souls

A Song for Drowned Souls

Author: Bernard Minier Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2016

Now on Netflix, the Commandant Servaz series: The Frozen Dead Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month, August 2015 The wronged do not rest in peace Marsac is a quiet town in the Pyrenees, best known for its elite university. But when one of the professors is found drowned in her bath, it becomes clear that the tranquil surface is a lie. The chief suspect is the son of Commandant Servaz's university sweetheart; and when she implores him to investigate, he cannot refuse. To close the case, Servaz must delve into his own past and re-open old wounds. It will be his most dangerous - and his most personal - investigation yet.

The Frozen Dead

The Frozen Dead

Author: Bernard Minier Format: Paperback Release Date: 27/02/2014

Saint-Martin-de-Comminges is a small town nestled in the Pyrenees. The kind of place where nothing happens. Until the winter morning when a group of workers discover the headless body of a horse, hanging suspended from a frozen cliff. Toulouse city copy Servaz can't believe he's been told to investigate the death of an animal. But there's something disturbing about the crime he can't ignore. Then DNA from one of the most notorious inmates of a nearby asylum is found on the corpse...and a few days later the first murder takes place. Madness and revenge is stirring in the snowbound valley, and Servaz must uncover the town's dark secret before the killer strikes again.

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Kindertotenlied

Kindertotenlied

Author: Bernard Minier Format: eBook Release Date: 28/01/2014

Hochsommerliche Hitze und heftige Gewitter belasten die Menschen im Suden Frankreichs, als ein brutaler Mord geschieht. Eine Professorin der Elite-Universitat Marsac liegt ertrunken und grausam gefesselt in der Badewanne. In ihrem Rachen steckt eine Taschenlampe. Ohrenbetaubende Musik von Gustav Mahler schallt durch die Nacht. Kindertotenlieder. Beklemmung macht sich in Kommissar Martin Servaz breit. Ist Mahler doch der Lieblingskomponist des hochintelligenten und seit Monaten fluchtigen Serienmorders Julian Hirtmann. Hauptverdachtig ist jedoch ein Student: ausgerechnet der Sohn von Kommissar Servaz` Jugendliebe. Die Ermittlungen fuhren den Kommissar zu einem mysteriosen Studentenzirkel und zwingen ihn zu einer Reise in die eigene Vergangenheit. Amicus mihi Plato, sed magis amica veritas - Platon ist mir lieb, aber noch lieber ist mir die Wahrheit, lautet sein Motto. Doch die Wahrheit wird ihn in diesem Fall schmerzhaft an die Grenzen des Vorstellbaren bringen. "e;Bernard Minier ist ein exzellenter Erzhler und ein Meister der Spannung. Groes Kino!"e; Le Figaro"e;Ein atemberaubender Thriller miteinem hochintelligenten Serienmrder, der Thomas Harris' unsterblichen Hannibal Lecter an Intelligenz und Gerissenheit in nichts nachsteht."e; Daily Mail

Schwarzer Schmetterling

Schwarzer Schmetterling

Author: Bernard Minier Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2012

Bei eisiger Dezemberkalte schweben zwei Arbeiter in einer Seilbahn zu einem Wasserkraftwerk in 2000 Meter Hohe. An der Bergstation machen sie eine verstorende Entdeckung: Ein riesiger, bedrohlich schwarzer Schmetterling scheint sich von den schnee- und blutbedeckten Felsen abzuheben. Ein Tierkadaver, grauenvoll inszeniert. Das Werk eines Wahnsinnigen? Am Tatort werden DNA-Spuren des hochintelligenten Serienmorders Julian Hirtmann gefunden. Doch dieser sitzt seit Jahren im Hochsicherheitstrakt einer hermetisch abgeriegelten psychiatrischen Anstalt. Wie konnte der gefahrlichste Serientater Europas am Tatort seine Spuren hinterlassen, obwohl er nie seine Zelle verlassen hat? Noch wahrend Commandant Servaz und die junge Anstaltspsychologin Diane Berg versuchen, das Ratsel um den schwarzen Schmetterling zu losen, wird der kleine franzosische Ort von einer kaltblutig inszenierten Mordserie erschuttert, die die Ermittler an den Rand ihrer psychischen Belastbarkeit bringt ...

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