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A Song for Drowned Souls

Bernard Minier

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Commandant Servaz, Fiction, Crime & mystery, Fiction in translation

Commandant Servaz is about to learn that the wronged do not rest in peace, as murder stalks a quiet French town in the new novel from international bestseller Bernard Minier.

Now on Netflix, the Commandant Servaz series: The Frozen Dead

Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month, August 2015 The wronged do not rest in peace

Marsac is a quiet town in the Pyrenees, best known for its elite university. But when one of the professors is found drowned in her bath, it becomes clear that the tranquil surface is a lie.

The chief suspect is the son of Commandant Servaz's university sweetheart; and when she implores him to investigate, he cannot refuse.

To close the case, Servaz must delve into his own past and re-open old wounds. It will be his most dangerous - and his most personal - investigation yet.

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Praise for A Song for Drowned Souls

  • Bernard Minier's second novel A SONG FOR DROWNED SOULS confirms his status in the forefront of crime fiction's French renaissance...A gripping read - The Times

  • Two years ago I reviewed Minier's debut crime novel, The Frozen Dead, which was quite exceptional. This, his second, is every bit its equal...The sense of creeping dread is viciously sharp and painful - Daily Mail

  • Over the past few years, France has produced some of Europe's most striking and original crime novelists. Bernard Minier is up there with the best - Sunday Times, crime book of the month

  • Shows his mastery of the creepy set-up...The Russian nesting doll of a plot is perfectly executed and delivers two genuine gut punches at the end. - Publishers Weekly

  • You'll find you cannot stop imbibing this vintage crime thriller - Express

  • Minier delivers yet another absorbing thriller that will keep readers guessing until the final shocking pages. Set in southern France, this satisfying read will entice fans of dark, gritty Scandinavian thrillers who will find Martin Servaz reminiscent of Jo Nesbo's Harry Hole - Library Journal

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Bernard Minier

Bernard Minier grew up in south-west France and spent a happy childhood in the foothills of the Pyrenees before going to university in Toulouse, the town where Servaz is a policeman. He currently lives near Paris. He has received several awards for his short stories. All three novels in the Servaz series, THE FROZEN DEAD, A SONG FOR DROWNED SOULS and DON'T TURN OUT THE LIGHTS, have been bestsellers in France, and his writing has been translated into German, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Russian and Hungarian as well as English. He has twice won the prestigious Prix Polar at the Cognac Crime Festival.

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