Summerchill
Quentin Bates
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Sep 23, 2020 - 02:13 AM By Quentin Bates

It s the tail end of a hot summer when half of Reykjav k is on holiday and the other half wishes it was Things are quiet when a man is reported missing from his home in the suburbs As Gunna and Helgi investigate, it becomes clear that the missing man had secrets of his own that lead to a sinister set of friends, and to someone with little to lose who is a fugitive from bIt s the tail end of a hot summer when half of Reykjav k is on holiday and the other half wishes it was Things are quiet when a man is reported missing from his home in the suburbs As Gunna and Helgi investigate, it becomes clear that the missing man had secrets of his own that lead to a sinister set of friends, and to someone with little to lose who is a fugitive from both justice and the underworld It becomes a challenge for Gunna to tail both the victim and his would be executioner, racing to catch up with at least one of them before they finally meet Superior crime fiction set in Iceland this is a well constructed, well written and satisfying police procedural Marcel Berlins, The Times
  • Title: Summerchill
  • Author: Quentin Bates
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 135
  • Format: Kindle Edition

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Liviu Szoke Sep 23, 2020 - 02:13 AM
O nuvelă ceva mai lungă din seria Officer Gunnhildur, care se situează între volumele patru și cinci ale seriei. Începe bine, se continuă binișor, dar mi s-a părut că finalul ar mai fi mers lucrat, parcă se termină undeva în aer. De asemenea, mi-aș fi dorit să aflu mai multe despre personajul care dă numele seriei, Gunna, în loc să citesc optzeci și ceva la sută din carte despre personajul să-i zicem negativ. Oricum, o serie care promite, un nordic noir scris de un britanic [...]
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Sarah Sep 23, 2020 - 02:13 AM
I received a copy of Summerchill in exchange for an honest review.A man goes missing from his house but very quickly Helgi and Gunna discover that there are many people who would have good reason for wanting rid of him.I don't normally enjoy short stories but I did enjoy this. It was fast paced with lots of good characters, particularly an abundance of "bad guys". I didn't feel it was missing anything for being a short story other than stories of the detectives personal lives, which if you've re [...]
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Gordon Saunders Sep 23, 2020 - 02:13 AM
Do the good guys always win?Tension maintained, likable characters, pleasant quirky resolution. Only issue is sudden, unclear transitions, as in the first novel. Sometimes difficult to keep police colleagues straight.
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Pat Sep 23, 2020 - 02:13 AM
Here we are with another Icelandic tale, this one more of a novella but every bit as satisfying as other books in the series. Found myself rooting for an unusual character. I really enjoyed this story which focused more on the criminals than the police.
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Gary Van Cott Sep 23, 2020 - 02:13 AM
Although this book is novella length, it reads like a full length book. I liked it quite a bit. It should be read before Thin Ice as some of the characters carry over.
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Lis Sep 23, 2020 - 02:13 AM
Enjoyable and some good characters. I like this Icelandic series.
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Marina Sofia Sep 23, 2020 - 02:13 AM
This is a little different from the other novels in the Gunna series. First of all, it takes place in summer - there are even references even to 'heat'! Secondly, it's a novella rather than a full-length novel, so you can read it in one go or at the most a day or two. Thirdly, it's not Gunna who is central to the investigation in this instance - although she plays her part - but her colleague Helgi. We also get to see quite a few other POVs, especially the difficult-to-define Logi. Great fun to [...]
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Christina Sep 23, 2020 - 02:13 AM
This was my first foray into Icelandic noir and Quentin Bates, and I'm thoroughly glad I took the step. The characters were engaging and well-rounded, the pace fast, and the writing tight. The author really brought Iceland to life through this tale of a missing man and the subsequent police hunt.A great crime novella - I will now definitely be making my way through Quentin Bates' back catalogue.*I received a free copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review.
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george burns Sep 23, 2020 - 02:13 AM
Mystery?This was a pleasant read and as always with this author there was a nice Icelandic feel with the financial crash still affecting everyone. The problem is that, although the characters did some surprising things, there was no mystery at the core of the story. In addition, if you have not read previous installments in the series, you will not appreciate the characters and their relationships.
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Susan Sep 23, 2020 - 02:13 AM
Logi is a hard-working carpenter who likes spending money but does not care for paying child support to his ex-wife. When he gets into trouble his Polish co-workers are surprisingly helpful and resourceful. A realistic feeling slice of the decidedly non-glamorous side of police work.
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Ken Fredette Sep 23, 2020 - 02:13 AM
I like the way that this ended. The way both heavies talked to Logi and how he defended himself and how he escaped from Iceland. Sorry run-on sentence I know. Well done Quentin.
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Jack Sep 23, 2020 - 02:13 AM
Interesting short Icelandic crime novel.
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Joseph Holt Sep 23, 2020 - 02:13 AM
SuperbSurprising. Well written. Good plot with plausible but clever twists and turns. I would read more from this excellent craftsman.
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Summerchill By Quentin Bates It s the tail end of a hot summer when half of Reykjav k is on holiday and the other half wishes it was Things are quiet when a man is reported missing from his home in the suburbs As Gunna and Helgi investigate, it becomes clear that the missing man had secrets of his own that lead to a sinister set of friends, and to someone with little to lose who is a fugitive from bIt s the tail end of a hot summer when half of Reykjav k is on holiday and the other half wishes it was Things are quiet when a man is reported missing from his home in the suburbs As Gunna and Helgi investigate, it becomes clear that the missing man had secrets of his own that lead to a sinister set of friends, and to someone with little to lose who is a fugitive from both justice and the underworld It becomes a challenge for Gunna to tail both the victim and his would be executioner, racing to catch up with at least one of them before they finally meet Superior crime fiction set in Iceland this is a well constructed, well written and satisfying police procedural Marcel Berlins, The Times

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