The Frozen Dead, Paperback Book
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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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781444732269

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The Frozen Dead is a slow chill that eventually and finally overtakes you. You hear about dangerous treks in the Pyrenees where people get lost and freeze--well this is one of them. A brooding French detective and a homicide investigation of a rich man's horse open this tale and it gets weirder. An asylum with only the most criminally insane in the world, strange summer camps, a long list of suspects for the careful reader. Are you freezing yet? This reminds me of how I felt reading Girl with the Dragon Tattoo-- so many directions but which way to go. Only to the end, where Minier pulls it all together, successfully, amazingly, together. And now you're ready to thaw out and start the next case. A slow but satisfying winter storm of a read. Provided by publisher

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