Frozen OutGunnhildur Mystery Series
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A Maxim Jakubowski Great Female Crime Sleuth.
SERGEANT GUNNHILDUR - The discovery of a corpse washed up on a beach in an Icelandic backwater sparks a series of events that propels the village of Hvalvik's police sergeant into deep waters. While the majority of Nordic cops are rather dour, this provincial female cop is a breath of fresh air as she dives headlong into a corrupt and very male world with a sassy drive to succeed. Hopefully the first of many cases for her.
February 2011 Book of the Month.
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Murder, corruption and financial meltdown in Iceland from an author whose intimate knowledge of the recent upheavals there packs a real punch. Meticulously constructed its key protagonist female police sargeant Gunnhildur must leave a quiet safe backwater of her local community and into a hostile world where dealing, double dealing, shady deals and violence are the order of the day.
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Frozen Out by Quentin Bates
The discovery of a corpse washed up on a beach in an Icelandic backwater sparks a series of events that propels the village of Hvalvik's police sergeant Gunnhildur into deep waters. Although under pressure to deal with the matter quickly, she is suspicious that the man's death was no accident and once she has identified the body, sets about investigating his final hours. The case takes Gunnhildur away from her village and into a cosmopolitan world of shady deals, government corruption and violence. She finds herself alone and less than welcome in this hostile environment as she tries to find out who it was that made sure the young man drowned on a dark night one hundred kilometres from where he should have been - and why.
ReviewsA meticulously constructed thriller, peopled with exceptionally convincing characters and shot through with black humour. Frozen Out is as chilling as an Icelandic winter. -- S J Bolton Well written and absorbing. Woman's Way He has the requisite nous. Good Book Guide [A] crackling fiction debut ... palpable authenticity. Publishers Weekly British author Bates captures the chilly spirit of Nordic crime fiction in what is the apparent start of a promising series with a distinctly appealing protagonist. Fans of Arnaldur Indridason's Reykjavik mysteries will want to add Bates to their reading lists. Booklist ...his blistering debut reads more like an American procedural than the British product, right down to a denouement as acridly unsatisfying as today's headlines. Kirkus Reviews
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Publication date27th January 2011
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PublisherRobinson Publishing an imprint of Constable and Robinson
CategoriesCrime & mystery
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