The Frozen Dead

The Frozen Dead


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The Frozen Dead by Bernard Minier

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Saint-Martin-de-Comminges is a small town nestled in the French Pyrenees. The kind of place where winters are harsh and unforgiving and where nothing ever happens.

Until the winter morning when a group of workers discover the headless, flayed body of a horse, hanging suspended from the edge of a frozen cliff.

On the same day the gruesome discovery takes place, Diane Berg, a young psychiatrist starts her first job at a high-security asylum for the criminally insane, just a few miles away. She is baffled by the slightly unorthodox methods the asylum's director uses, and then greatly alarmed when she realizes that drugs are disappearing from within the fortified institution while someone seems to be slipping out at night.

Commandant Martin Servaz, a charismatic city cop from nearby Toulouse fond of quoting Latin, can't believe he has been called out over the death of an animal. But there's something disturbing about this crime that he can't ignore. Then DNA from one of the most notorious inmates of the asylum, a highly intelligent former prosecutor, accused of killing and raping several women, is found on the horse carcass . . . and a few days later the first human murder takes place. A dark story of madness and revenge seems to be unfolding.

Servaz and his colleague, the mysterious Irene Ziegler, must use all their skill to solve the terrifying mystery and best one of the most fiendish and clever opponents they could ever imagine.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250078346
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 09/22/2015
Series: Commandant Martin Servaz Series , #1
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 1,196,397
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

BERNARD MINIER grew up in the foothills of the French Pyrenees. He had a career as a customs official before publishing his first novel, The Frozen Dead, in 2011. The novel has been translated into a dozen languages and has garnered critical acclaim as well as several literary prizes in France. Minier lives in the Essonne, south of Paris.

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The Frozen Dead 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Very good. Kat
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Almost impossible to put down. Characters are well-drawn . Plot is complicated,but not overly so.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Or magnificent. It was a publishing sensation in France and now I understand why. It is mesmerizing, not a false note with a combination of detection and psychological thriller, my favorite combination. And the translation is very good. Read it.
druidgirl More than 1 year ago
Policeman Martin Servaz makes his way through and investigation that has so many twists and turns he does not know what to think. The story takes place in the cold Pyrenees Mountains on the border between France and Spain. When you begin to read this book you will become mesmerized and you won't be able to put it down. A great storyline and most interesting characters. A book you can not miss. ***I received this book from the publisher in return for an honest review****