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One of the Sunday Times 100 Best Crime Novels and Thrillers Since 1945
Now on Netflix, the Commandant Servaz series: The Frozen Dead
'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.
French author Minier's assured debut adroitly combines a genuinely creepy series of crimes, a literally chilling atmosphere, and a dogged detective. Commandant Martin Servaz, of the regional crime unit in Toulouse, is annoyed to be pulled off the sadistic murder of a homeless man for a case that doesn't even involve homicide. The mutilated and beheaded corpse of a horse was left suspended at a cable car terminus, terrifying the workers at a water power plant that the tram services. The horse belonged to ultrawealthy Eric Lombard, who owns the plant and has companies all around the world, as well as friends in high places. A nearby psychiatric institution specializes in the treatment of extremely dangerous murderers, including a Hannibal Lecter like sociopath, but the asylum's security measures make it impossible for any of the patients to escape. Minier's execution equals his considerable cleverness.