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WHITE HEAT

McGrath, M. J.

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ISBN 10: 023074818X / ISBN 13: 9780230748187
Editorial: Mantle, London, 2011
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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386 pages. White lettering on the spine. Dust jacket is protected in Brodart. A fine, unread, copy of this novel set on the tundra. Signed by the author on the title page in black ink. Size: 6 x 9.5. N° de ref. de la librería 007461

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Título: WHITE HEAT

Editorial: Mantle, London

Año de publicación: 2011

Encuadernación: Blue Cloth Hardcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Ejemplar firmado: Signed

Edición: First Edition.

Tipo de libro: Mystery

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'The exotic setting of the Canadian High Arctic gave [M. J. McGrath's] debut, White Heat, a distinctive flavour. Richly realised, it’s a gripping story that hinges on the collision of two very different ways of life, and features an Inuit hunter/guide as protagonist' Val McDermid, on her favourite new crime writers

‘The best thing about female-authored thrillers is their ballsy heroines – and White Heat by debut novelist MJ McGrath is no exception . . . Dark and atmospheric, it’s an unusual twist on the usual crime novel’ Cosmopolitan

‘A chilling read . . . White Heat most resembles Peter Høeg's 1993 novel, Miss Smilla's Feeling For Snow’ Evening Standard

‘The author of this very convincing depiction of the northern wastes was born in Essex, but she has lived with Inuit families and conveys a deep understanding of their culture. White Heat plunges the reader into a world where a harsh existence is rendered with unvarnished observation. Edie's struggle with alcoholism, her difficult relationship with her ex, her need to be accepted by the domineering men of the community, make her a deeply empathetic personality. Edie's a tough cookie: she fights her way through the icefields with a tenacity that armchair explorers everywhere will relish. Let's see more of her, even chewing on beaver's paws’ Independent

White Heat is a blazing star of a thriller: vivid, tightly-sprung, and satisfying on all levels. Encountering Edie Kiglatuk, the toughest, smartest Arctic heroine since Miss Smilla, left me with that rare feeling of privilege you get on meeting extraordinary people in real life. A huge achievement’ Liz Jensen, author of The Rapture

‘For a new kind of crime novel, try MJ McGrath’s White Heat, a murder mystery set in the Arctic Circle... Deliciously clever’ Red magazine

‘Edie is an ingenious and original creation backed up by a cast of crazy scientists, corrupt officials, placid policemen, Russian oil men and locals lost in “a fog of drink, boredom, unwanted pregnancies, low expectations and educational underachievement”. But the most addictive character – both hero and villain of the piece – is the Arctic itself. It makes a seductive location for a thriller, a land of wonder and terror shut in darkness for months of the year, a place in which temperatures rarely rise above freezing and, in winter, regularly fall below -40ºC. McGrath makes the most of every sensory extreme. This is a novel in which the cold seems to leak from the page, leaving you chilled, both by its suspenseful plot and by the epic descriptions of this vast white landscape. For those seeking a palate cleanser after the sensationalist high-violence of Stieg Larsson, this quietly compelling tale of ice and intrigue should be high on their list’ Sunday Telegraph

White Heat the first novel as MJ McGrath by the non fiction author Melanie McGrath, is set on an island in the Canadian Arctic. Edie Kiglatuk, a hunters’ guide and teacher, feels compelled to investigate fatal hunting incidents that Inuit elders want her to leave alone. Her quest, which takes her to Greenland, suggests the ostensibly random deaths are linked to a ruthlessly conducted race between nations, scientists and business empires to exploit the Arctic’s resources. Although clearly indebted to Peter Hoeg’s Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow, White Heat is a striking debut, especially good at working glimpses of the Inuit way of life into its plot’ Sunday Times

‘Atmospheric and intriguing mystery’ Woman & Home

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