The Frozen Dead
Now on Netflix, the Commandant Servaz series
'With a villain possessing the intelligence of Thomas Harris's immortal Hannibal Lecter, this is great storytelling, with a creeping sense of dread that would not disgrace Stephen King at his best' Daily Mail
One winter morning, in a small town nestled in the Pyrenees, a group of workers discover the headless body of a horse, hanging suspended from a frozen cliff.
Toulouse city cop Servaz is sent to investigate the disturbing crime.
When DNA from one of the most notorious inmates of a nearby asylum is found on the corpse the case takes a darker turn...and then first human victim is found.
The twists and come thick and fast in this suspenseful thriller as Servaz races to uncover the town's dark secret before the killer strikes again.
A publishing sensation in France, where it's rushed up the bestseller lists, this is Minier's first crime novel and this translation justifies its vast French reputation...With a villain possessing the intelligence of Thomas Harris's immortal Hannibal Lecter, this is great story-telling, with a creeping sense of dread that would not disgrace Stephen King at his best. Daily Mail
Bernard Minier grew up in south-west France and spent a happy childhood in the foothills of the Pyrenees before going to university in Toulouse, the town where Servaz is a policeman. He currently lives near Paris. He has received several awards for his short stories. All three novels in the Servaz series, THE FROZEN DEAD, A SONG FOR DROWNED SOULS and DON'T TURN OUT THE LIGHTS, have been bestsellers in France, and his writing has been translated into German, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Russian and Hungarian as well as English. He has twice won the prestigious Prix Polar at the Cognac Crime Festival.
Remember the name Bernard Minier... he might well take his places among the masters of French thrillers