Frozen Assets by Quentin Bates
Introducing the Gunnhilder Mystery Series Set in Iceland

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A body is found floating in the harbor of a rural Icelandic fishing village. Was it an accident, or something more sinister?  It’s up to Officer Gunnhildur, a sardonic female cop, to find out. Her investigation uncovers a web of corruption connected to Iceland’s business and banking communities. Meanwhile, a rookie crime journalist latches onto her, looking for a scoop, and an anonymous blogger is stirring up trouble. The complications increase, as do the stakes, when a second murder is committed. Frozen Assets is a piercing look at the endemic corruption that led to the global financial crisis that bankrupted Iceland’s major banks and sent the country into an economic tailspin from which it has yet to recover.

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Quentin Bates lived in Iceland for ten years, during which time he got married, produced a family, and generally went native. He moved back to the UK with his family in 1990 and 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 Reykjavik police.From the Hardcover edition.
Published January 18, 2011 by Soho Crime. 335 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Journalist Quentin Bates sketches Gunna’s small-town home with efficient brevity, providing a likeable cast of support characters, from co-workers to inept superiors to a young reporter eager to make a name for himself.

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