If you enjoy top-notch Nordic noir and superior Scandi crime then you’re in for a treat. The latest Icelandic murder mystery from Quentin Bates, Cold Breath, is published this week. We think it’s the best yet in this intelligent, carefully crafted series – and we have three paperback copies to give away to lucky MMM readers. Cold Breath is ‘a meticulously constructed thriller, peopled with exceptionally convincing characters and shot through with black humour.’
Although this is the seventh book in the ‘Officer Gunnhildur’ series, it works as an ideal introduction to the characters. Gunna herself is seconded from her normal investigative duties to act as bodyguard to a man with a price on his head. Hidden away in a secure house outside Reykjavík, Gunna and the high-profile stranger are thrown together; way too close for comfort. They soon find they are neither as safe nor as carefully hidden as Gunna and her boss had thought. Conflicting glimpses of the man’s past start to emerge as the press begin to sniff him out – and more sinister people may indeed be stalking him. Gunna struggles to come to terms with protecting an ambiguous man who may have the lives of many on his conscience – or who could may be the philanthropist he claims to be.
‘Superior crime fiction set in Iceland… well constructed, well written and satisfying police procedural.’
‘In a multi-layered plot full of political intrigue, Bates weaves a tight story arc… Cold Breath is a chilling, well told thriller with more than a thread of contemporary politics to keep the reader engrossed. Another fabulous addition to the Icelandic noir canon.’
If that’s whetted your appetite – great! We’ve got three Cold Breath paperbacks to give away this week, in our exclusive competition. To enter, just hop over to Facebook and like / share / comment on the Cold Breath giveaway post (or if you don’t do Facebook, you can send your entry by email).
LOOK OUT for our full length review of Cold Breath later this week – we reckon it’s one of the best crime book of 2018. And here is an extensive interview with the author Quentin Bates, talking about bad guys, good guys, using crime fiction to discuss social, cultural and political issues and a whole lot more…
SMALL PRINT: we have three paperback editions of Cold Breath by Quentin Bates to give away. Just hop over to Facebook and like / share / comment on the Cold Breath giveaway post (or if you don’t do Facebook, you can send your entry by email).
Competition open worldwide. Closing date for entries is midnight GMT 31 Oct 2018. Winners will be selected at random from all entries. Prizes will be sent by Royal Mail second class. Runner-up prizes may be offered. No alternative prizes available
If you prefer to support the author and publisher and buy a copy then… good on you and here’s the link