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The Frozen Dead

Best French Novel Price at the Festival Polar de Cognac 2011
Embouchure Price 2012

In December 2008, in a valley deep in the Great Pyrenees, the employees of a hydroelectric plant discover, on their way into work, the headless corpse of a horse, suspended on the frozen face of a cliff.
On the same day, a young psychiatrist starts her first job at a secure psychiatric facility overlooking the valley.

Captain Servaz, a 40-year-old hypochondriac who always goes with his gut, is in charge of the investigation, the strangest of his career to date. Why kill a horse at such a high altitude of 2000m? Is this the beginning of a nightmare for the Captain?

An oppressive atmosphere, a suspenseful plotline, a relentless foray into our deepest, darkest fears: this debut novel is a revelation!

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Foreign versions
  • Czech Rep.: Albatros Media (XYZ)
    Denmark: Lindhart & Ringhof
    Germany: Droemer-Knaur
    Hungary: Gabo
    Italy: Piemme
    Japan: Harper Collins Japan
  • Korea: Balgunsesang
    Latvia: Zvaigzne ABC
    Netherlands: Xander
    Norway: Aschehoug
    Poland: Rebis
    Russia: Eksmo
  • Slovakia: Albatros Media
    Spain: Roca
    Turkey: Pegasus
    UK: Hodder
    US: St. Martin's Press
    Vietnam: Innovative Publishing & Media

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