Friday Reads: Minotaur Stars Edition

At last! FRIDAY! Woohoo! We're especially happy to dig our grubby little paws into these two Minotaur mysteries, both of which have multiple starred reviews! 

Talia still has goosebumps from THE FROZEN DEAD by Bernard Minier
A suspenseful and chilling murder mystery set in a high-security asylum for the criminally insane and the snowy mountains of the French Pyrénées.

“The pervasiveness of evil in this tense and disturbing novel makes for very compelling reading, with the suspense bordering on horror. It should appeal to those who enjoyed Pierre Lemaitre’s ALEX as well as the edgier Scandinavian thrillers.” Booklist, starred & boxed review  

“French author Minier’s assured debut adroitly combines a genuinely creepy series of crimes, a literally chilling atmosphere, and a dogged detective.  Minier’s execution equals his considerable cleverness.” Publishers Weekly, starred review  

“Complex, fast-paced, and completely absorbing, Minier's wickedly plotted mystery has already been published in numerous languages and found a place on international best sellers lists. Thriller and crime fiction fans will have a hard time putting this mix of police procedural and psychological thriller down.”
— Library Journal

Anne is all about COLDSLEEP LULLABY by Andrew Brown
Sunday Times Fiction Prize winner Brown brings his intelligent and compelling police procedural set in Stellenbosch, South Africa and starring flawed Detective Eberard Februarie to America for the first time!   

“With its lush, detailed descriptions, Brown's debut successfully captures both the beautiful landscapes and the violent textures of South Africa's racially charged history. Try pairing with Paul Thomas's New Zealand-set series (Death on Demand).” Library Journal, starred review & Debut of the Month

“A London Sunday Times Fiction Prize winner, this outstanding series debut from South African Brown introduces tormented Det. Insp. Eberard Februarie. Fans of gritty procedurals in unfamiliar settings will look forward to the next book.”
Publishers Weekly, starred review  

“Brown skillfully creates a handful of compelling and well-drawn characters and offers a plausible sense of a country still consumed by racial tensions and suspicion of immigrants from other African nations. American devotees of international crime fiction will embrace the emotionally scarred Eberard and the fractious society that is at once exotic and all too familiar.” — Booklist 

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