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  1. Sue Sue says:

    There are so many descriptions of the cold and snow and slush and cold wet days in this book Life in Iceland appears very bleak in the time after the economic collapse when banks have collapsed, many have lost their jobs and life is generally hard This is the background for Chilled to the Bone, a complicated story of what seems initially to be a relatively minor crime that becomes tied up in larger anddangerous crimes and criminals Everything builds on itself, one level on another This There are so many descriptions of the cold and snow and slush and cold wet days in this book Life in Iceland appears very bleak in the time after the economic collapse when banks have collapsed, many have lost their jobs and life is generally hard This is the background for Chilled to the Bone, a complicated story of what seems initially to be a relatively minor crime that becomes tied up in larger anddangerous crimes and criminals Everything builds on itself, one level on another This initially makes for some confusion for the reader but it does work out.The protagonist, Gunna, Gunnhilder Gisladottir , is an interesting character, a police officer with a backstory and family I wouldn t mind following in future chapters.As for the cold and weather, it really is another character in the book There is one section that stood out for me though there are many that I could have selected The cold north wind had strengthened overnight, bringing with it cold air that was almost painful to breathe and which stung her face as she hurried to the car.The car s wheels jerked and initially refused to move, held in place by the ice that had formed around them as the ground froze overnight A healthy foot on the pedal broke with a crack, and the car crunched through puddles and pools that had formed overnight loc 3449 That s cold enough to impress me even with the cold snap we have now The only negative I found was the complexity of the plot That coupled with the structure, which rotated the plotlines frequently, sometimes made it confusing for this reader I definitely would read others in this series.I would rate this 3.5 if I could I received an ecopy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley for purpose of review


  2. Rowena Hoseason Rowena Hoseason says:

    An engaging blend of blackmail, sexual mischief, coldly calculated murder and a solid police procedural, this Icelandic investigation combines a well woven plot with a cast of intriguing characters Sergeant Gunnhildur, the resolutely down to earth pragmatist, is the anchor around whom the storyline revolves, and she s currently one of the most interesting female investigators in crime fiction Gunna however, doesn t hog the limelight She s frequently in the wings, while the entertaining suppor An engaging blend of blackmail, sexual mischief, coldly calculated murder and a solid police procedural, this Icelandic investigation combines a well woven plot with a cast of intriguing characters Sergeant Gunnhildur, the resolutely down to earth pragmatist, is the anchor around whom the storyline revolves, and she s currently one of the most interesting female investigators in crime fiction Gunna however, doesn t hog the limelight She s frequently in the wings, while the entertaining supporting cast take centre stage There s the part time dominatrix who s turned a hobby into a profitable sideline A dipwit narcissist civil servant who ll do almost anything to recover his missing laptop His bullying boss, driven by terror of political humiliation Best of all is Baddo, a time served ex con who s been banged up abroad and has every reason to steer clear of coming home, but reluctantly returns to Iceland Baddo is acresinteresting than your average rent a thug, a brooding, intelligent and effective menace who plainly has an interesting past and who makes faster progress with his illegitimate investigation than the police do with their attempts.Amid the chilly slither of slushy ice, Bates also conveys quiet moments of social commentary in non judgmental fashion These are deftly delivered without slowing the pace or detracting from the plot they are simply a part of the story, just as much as the sturdy, matter of fact nature of the Icelandic characters When some investigators might turn to drugs, booze or self indulgent misery, Gunna and her fella spar with affectionate wit Bates totally nails the dialogue between a loving, comfortable couple.His writing is less quirky andaccessible than some Nordic authors although you will need to be able to cope with Icelandic names if you re to keep track of the cast Although Chilled unflinchingly portrays callous violence, it doesn t submerge the reader in the overwhelmingly claustrophobic, stifling atmosphere so typical of Scandinavian mysteries It s written fluently and with crisp clarity, and crams multi faceted texture into a rapid read.This is gripping fiction, with a wicked villain and a marvellously robust female protagonist, but it feels only a step removed from the real world After being somewhat ambivalent about the first book in this series, I m now eagerly anticipating the next 8 10There sdetail on the plot and characters over at


  3. Lorrie Lorrie says:

    This autographed book was received free from the author, Mr Bates, after being won in a GR giveaway.I really enjoyed this book Once I picked it up and got into it, I just kept reading until I got to the end The plot held my attention The Icelandic Nordic names are still a little confusing for me Being from the USA, I, at first, had trouble separating the characters, Hilga, Hekla, Hinrik, Gunna, etc I wasn t sure if the names were masculine or feminine Once I had the characters figured out This autographed book was received free from the author, Mr Bates, after being won in a GR giveaway.I really enjoyed this book Once I picked it up and got into it, I just kept reading until I got to the end The plot held my attention The Icelandic Nordic names are still a little confusing for me Being from the USA, I, at first, had trouble separating the characters, Hilga, Hekla, Hinrik, Gunna, etc I wasn t sure if the names were masculine or feminine Once I had the characters figured out, I was into the book.The only reason I gave 4 instead of 5 stars is because I would have liked a bitsuspense excitement and a littletwist Although this book was very good This book would be a good read for those who appreciate the Stieg Larsson books In the future, I expect I will pick up another Office Gunnhildur book to read


  4. Dunya Dianne McPherson Dunya Dianne McPherson says:

    Boring I wanted an easy going travel book and liked that it was set in Iceland I read it anyway


  5. Elena Elena says:

    First of all, I hadn t read any of the novels in the Gisladottir series before, but it was very easy and pleasant getting to know her I did not think I was missing something, although I am sure I did, so, if you have not read anything by Bates, I think Chilled to the Bone is a good place to start as any other.But, what really called my attention is that it is a Scandinavian crime fiction novel written by an English author There is this big, huge, discussion in literature regarding who can writ First of all, I hadn t read any of the novels in the Gisladottir series before, but it was very easy and pleasant getting to know her I did not think I was missing something, although I am sure I did, so, if you have not read anything by Bates, I think Chilled to the Bone is a good place to start as any other.But, what really called my attention is that it is a Scandinavian crime fiction novel written by an English author There is this big, huge, discussion in literature regarding who can write about what Although it sounds funny, it was thought for a long time that women could not write great male characters and the other way round Same with race, ethnicity and nationality As you can imagine I totally refuse this idea and I think Kazuo Ishiguro has proved that theory wrong with his classically English novel The Remains of the Day So, when I saw Chilled to the Bone I thought it would make a great and different reading, already being familiar with Arnaldur Indri ason s works Some research after reading the novel showed that the author, Quentin Bates, had spent a long time in Iceland and is as familiar with Icelandic culture as a native could be.But, back to the amazing Gunna Gisladottir I was curious about the representation of women detective in Iceland because Indri ason s novels are very masculine and raw, an Icelandic hard boiled type But Gunna is a normal and grounded detective, although she has some big personal troubles of her own, but who doesn t Despite being nearly forty, having a team of two detectives who almost blindly follow her instructions, and being an amazing detective herself, she is questioned throughout the novel for being a woman Her niece thinks she is an office police p.79 and did not imagine her in the streets chasing criminals and, one of the suspects makes a comment about Lesbians with hairy armpits human rights and gender equality officer p.15 I think these issues resonate with most female detectives nowadays, but Bates makes a great effort of making Gunna an every day woman she has had some really rough moments in her life, she has troubles, but she arrives at home tired and faces the same problems we all do Should I cook dinner or just eat something and go straight to bed She also has a family and tries to balance her private and professional life, but she is not a drunk, she does not live among dirt and mess and she is able to do her job, help her children and have a romantic relationship I know, it s great The novel also tackles social problems, like good crime fiction does While investigating the case, Gunna encounters illegal immigration from Eastern Europe, people who chose criminal activity because they have no other option, people who due to the crisis would do anything to keep their job, domestic violence, drug addiction, and how health issues and the lack of national resources can lead you to desperate measures I think all these problems resonate with anyone living in the Western world, so I think it is amazing they are inscribed in crime fiction It is a healthy and intelligent way to deal with them and negotiate possible outcomes.Chilled to the Bone is a high quality crime novel that I would recommend to anyone who loves the genre It is dark, but not Indri ason dark and explores some very interesting social issues From my blog


  6. thePromoParrot thePromoParrot says:

    Police sergeant Gunnhildur Gisladottir seems to have her hands full with the dramatic unfolding of a chain of events which appear to be unrelated An elderly rich ship owner is found dead, tied to a bed in one of Reykjavik s smartest hotels In a major embarrassment for the government, a laptop containing sensitive data about various members of the ruling party has been stolen And finally, Baddo, a local villain who s just served eight years in a Lithuanian prison has been deported back to Icel Police sergeant Gunnhildur Gisladottir seems to have her hands full with the dramatic unfolding of a chain of events which appear to be unrelated An elderly rich ship owner is found dead, tied to a bed in one of Reykjavik s smartest hotels In a major embarrassment for the government, a laptop containing sensitive data about various members of the ruling party has been stolen And finally, Baddo, a local villain who s just served eight years in a Lithuanian prison has been deported back to Iceland.In a tight gritty thriller which is the third installment in the Gunnhilder Mystery series, Chilled to the Bone by Quentin Bates, sergeant Gunnhildur Gisladottir or Gunna of the city police force sees no immediate connection The elderly ship owner s death appears to have been accidental, though the person who strung up the dead man has vanished As the case unfolds, it became apparent that a woman operating a sex scam lure wealthy clients to hotels and rob them after handcuffing them to hotel beds As Gunna tries to locate the mysterious woman, others are also after her On the other hand, the loss of the laptop under embarrassing circumstances is making life difficult for Joel Ingi Bragason the official who lost it The government officials are putting pressure on Gunna to find the missing laptop But they are unwilling to disclose what the contents are Jori is forced to hire a crook to try and get it back for him.As Gunna digs deeper into the different cases, it became apparent that the three seemingly unconnected incidents are deeply rooted together Quentin Bates unfolds an intriguing plot that pounds the heart rapidly as the story reaches its climax Chilled to the Bone is a thrilling story that will keep you on the edge of your seat to the very last page


  7. Cybercrone Cybercrone says:

    I m going to leave this series alone for a while I had hoped the series would improve, but if anything, it has deteriorated.The writing is incredibly pedestrian and though the stories are interesting the writing just can t hold my attention Coupled with a problem of having verbs agree and of hopelessly mangling idiomatic expressions, it s just too much tooth grinding when there are lots of books that don t irritate me that much.


  8. Ken Fredette Ken Fredette says:

    This book really grabbed me Quentin So much so that I really liked Gunnhildur and her crew Good Work.


  9. Spuddie Spuddie says:

    Another great entry in this series set in Iceland, well written with an interesting mystery and a main character and interesting secondary characters that continue to develop and evolve.


  10. Lis Lis says:

    This is proving to be a good series, police procedurals set in Iceland Good, believable plotting, interesting characters This one has two story lines that intersect In the first, a man dies of a heart attack while tied up and left in a hotel room by a supposed dominatrix, who is actually a thief In the second, some Icelandic bureaucrats are panicking because one of them lost a laptop that had emails on it that will be highly incriminating to the government.


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Chilled to the Bone ➧ Chilled to the Bone Ebook ➭ Author Quentin Bates – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk When a shipowner is found dead, tied to a bed in one of Reykjavik s smartest hotels, sergeant Gunnhildur Gisladottir of the city police force sees no evidence of foul play but still suspects things ar When a shipowner is found dead, tied to a bed in one of Reykjavik s smartest hotels, sergeant Gunnhildur Gisladottir of the city police force sees no evidence of foul play but still suspects things are not as cut and dried as they seem A Gunnhildur Chilled to eBook Þ Gisladottir mystery set in IcelandWhen a shipowner is found dead, tied to a bed in one of Reykjavik s smartest hotels, sergeant Gunnhildur Gisladottir of the city police force sees no evidence of foul play but still suspects things are not as cut and dried as they seem And as she investigates the shipowner s untimely and embarrassing demise, she stumbles across a discreet bondage society whose members are being systematically exploited and blackmailedBut how does all this connect to a local gangster recently returned to Iceland after many years abroad, and the unfortunate loss of a government laptop containing sensitive data about various members of the ruling party What begins as a straightforward case for Gunnhildur soon explodes into a dangerous investigation, uncovering secrets that ruthless men are ready to go to violent extremes to keep.

    Chilled to the Bone PDF/EPUB ☆ Chilled to eBook loss of a government laptop containing sensitive data about various members of the ruling party What begins as a straightforward case for Gunnhildur soon explodes into a dangerous investigation, uncovering secrets that ruthless men are ready to go to violent extremes to keep."/>
  • Paperback
  • 266 pages
  • Chilled to the Bone
  • Quentin Bates
  • English
  • 07 December 2018
  • 1472100840

About the Author: Quentin Bates

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