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Chilled to the Bone

(2013)
(The third book in the Gunnhildur Mystery series)
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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 Weekly

British 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 Reykjavik mysteries will want to add Bates to their reading lists. Booklist

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

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Hardback Editions

December 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Chilled to the Bone (A Sergeant Gunnhildur Novel)
Author(s): Quentin Bates
ISBN: 1-61695-330-6 / 978-1-61695-330-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

April 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Chilled to the Bone (Gunnhildur Mystery)
Author(s): Quentin Bates
ISBN: 1-4721-0084-0 / 978-1-4721-0084-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: C & R Crime
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Chilled to the Bone (A Sergeant Gunnhildur Novel)
Author(s): Quentin Bates
ISBN: 1-61695-470-1 / 978-1-61695-470-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2013 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Chilled to the Bone
Author(s): Quentin Bates
ISBN: 1-4596-7307-7 / 978-1-4596-7307-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

August 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: Chilled to the Bone
Author(s): Quentin Bates
ISBN: 1-5318-0298-2 / 978-1-5318-0298-1
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


April 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Chilled to the Bone: Gunnhildur Mystery, Book 3
Author(s): Quentin Bates
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


April 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Chilled to the Bone: Gunnhildur Mystery, Book 3
Author(s): Quentin Bates
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Chilled to the Bone: Gunnhildur Mystery, Book 3
Author(s): Quentin Bates
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

December 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Chilled to the Bone (Officer Gunnhilder series Book 3)
Author(s): Quentin Bates
Publisher: Soho Crime
Availability: Amazon   


April 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Chilled to the Bone
Author(s): Quentin Bates
Publisher: C & R Crime
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Chilled to the Bone (Gunnhildur Mystery Book 3)
Author(s): Quentin Bates
Publisher: C & R Crime
Availability: Amazon UK