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Officer Gunnhildur, recently promoted from her post in rural Iceland to Reykjavík’s Serious Crime Unit, is tasked with hunting down escaped convict Long Ommi, who has embarked on a spree of violent score-settling in and around the city. Meanwhile, she’s also investigating the murder of a fitness guru in her own city-center apartment. As Gunna delves into the cases, she unearths some unwelcome secrets and influential friends shared by both guru and convict. Set in an Iceland plagued by an ongoing financial crisis, Gunna has to take stock of the whirlwind changes that have swept through the country—and the fact that at the highest levels of power, the system’s endemic corruption still leads, inevitably, to murder.

Review:

"In British author Bates's solid follow-up to 2010's Frozen Assets, Gunnhildur 'Gunna' Gísladóttir, now a sergeant with the Serious Crime Unit in Reykjavík, Iceland, looks into the murder of minor celebrity Svana Geirs, who hosted a TV fitness show and was intimately involved with various athletes and business figures. Meanwhile, Ómar Magnússon, a nasty piece of work doing a stretch in prison for murder, escapes and begins causing mayhem. A rare glimpse of modern-day Iceland with its small population, troubled economy, and global ties provides the backdrop for a tricky plot involving a strong cast of police characters led by the prickly Gunna. Bates, who lived 10 years in Iceland, has an unfortunate and distracting habit of abruptly changing scene, but he still manages to engage the reader as Gunna explores the prominent men who knew Svana and deals with Magnùsson's carnage." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Quentin Bates lived in Iceland for ten years before moving back to the UK in 1990, where he became a full-time journalist at a commercial fishing magazine. He and his wife frequently return to Iceland, where they have many friends, including several in the Reykjavík police.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781616950545
Publisher:
Soho Crime
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Women Sleuths
Author:
Bates, Quentin
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Publication Date:
20120131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.28 x 6.29 x 1.31 in 1.48 lb

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Cold Comfort: An Officer Gunnhildur Mystery
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Product details 304 pages Soho Crime - English 9781616950545 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In British author Bates's solid follow-up to 2010's Frozen Assets, Gunnhildur 'Gunna' Gísladóttir, now a sergeant with the Serious Crime Unit in Reykjavík, Iceland, looks into the murder of minor celebrity Svana Geirs, who hosted a TV fitness show and was intimately involved with various athletes and business figures. Meanwhile, Ómar Magnússon, a nasty piece of work doing a stretch in prison for murder, escapes and begins causing mayhem. A rare glimpse of modern-day Iceland with its small population, troubled economy, and global ties provides the backdrop for a tricky plot involving a strong cast of police characters led by the prickly Gunna. Bates, who lived 10 years in Iceland, has an unfortunate and distracting habit of abruptly changing scene, but he still manages to engage the reader as Gunna explores the prominent men who knew Svana and deals with Magnùsson's carnage." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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