Chilled to the Bone

Chilled to the Bone

eBook - 2013
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When a shipowner is found dead, tied to a bed in one of Reykjavik's smartest hotels, sergeant Gunnhildur Gisladottir of the city police force sees no evidence of foul play but still suspects things are not as cut and dried as they seem. And as she investigates the shipowner's untimely - and embarrassing - demise, she stumbles across a discreet bondage society whose members are being systematically exploited and blackmailed.But how does all this connect to a local gangster recently returned to Iceland after many years abroad, and the unfortunate loss of a government laptop containing sensitive data about various members of the ruling party? What begins as a straightforward case for Gunnhildur soon explodes into a dangerous investigation, uncovering secrets that ruthless men are ready to go to violent extremes to keep.Praise for Quentin Bates: 'Superior crime fiction set in Iceland... this is a well constructed, well written and satisfying police procedural'. The Times. A 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 A] crackling fiction debut ... palpable authenticity. Publishers WeeklyBritish 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 Reykjav k mysteries will want to add Bates to their reading lists. Booklist"
Publisher: New York :, Soho Crime,, [2013]
ISBN: 9781472104687
Characteristics: text file,rda
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Diell Nov 03, 2014

Gunnhildur is such a down to earth character. Bates fills in private lives so well, adds depth to the story and the characters.

Mar 17, 2014

I was in the mood for a police procedural set in the north. I've read Bates' other books and think he is a skilled storyteller who has created some good characters. I also appreciate that he doesn't focus greatly on violent details. Bad things happen, but the reader is spared some of the gore.

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