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Frozen Assets

Bates, Quentin (Book - 2011 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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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?nbsp; 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.
Authors: Bates, Quentin
Title: Frozen assets
Publisher: New York : Soho Press, 2011
Characteristics: 330 p. ;,20 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Quentin Bates
ISBN: 1569478678
9781569478677
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY BATES 2011
Subject Headings: Iceland Fiction Financial crises Iceland Fiction Murder Investigation Fiction Policewomen Iceland Fiction
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction
Topical Term: Financial crises
Murder
Policewomen
LCCN: 2010032522
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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. Author Quentin Bates is a U.K. native who lived in Iceland for a decade.


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Mar 17, 2014
  • pigweed rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The central character is a female police officer who is very real and down to earth. A good book.

Jul 13, 2013
  • mariella99 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I found the characters so interesting and well-developed that I almost didn't care about "who done it"! And wouldn't you expect a novel set in ICELAND to be peopled with characters who have ICELANDIC names? It sometimes took a bit of time to work out some of the genders but other than that, a really compelling read with characters that interested me. I hope Quentin Bates continues the series with Gunnhildur and her various challenges both at work and at home.

May 13, 2012
  • athena14 rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

The personal nomenclature mentioned in the previous comment was overwhelming to me. Too many characters with too many complicated Icelandic names.

An intricate, well-plotted mystery based on recent events in Iceland. The characters are believable. The book provides insight into Icelandic politics and cultural items such as personal nomenclature.

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