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Author: Jeanne Matthews Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Audio Length: Series:The Dinah Pelerin Mysteries Release Date: June 2012 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781481572712

Publisher Description

No fortress can protect against human corruption, not even the Svalbard GlobalSeed Vault.

Hewn out of a frozen mountain six hundred miles from the North Pole, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault was designed to safeguard the earth's precious collection of diverse plant seeds from rising sea levels, hurtling asteroids, nuclear holocaust, and every other conceivable disaster. But no fortress, however remote or carefully constructed, can protect against human corruption and those who have made it their business to gain control of the world's food supply.

When Dinah Pelerin left sunny Hawaii on an undercover fact-finding mission to the seed vault in Longyearbyen, Norway, she had no idea that she would get a crash course in the politics of genetic engineering, that she would become embroiled in the marital troubles of an American presidential candidate and his enigmatic, Norwegian-born wife, or that a dead body would tumble out of the hotel sauna into her arms.

In late December, the polar night wraps around the little town of Longyearbyen like a lead blanket, impenetrable and endless. The temperature rarely climbs above zero, and bodies don't decompose in the permafrost. The dead have to be shipped south for burial, and soon there are two murder victims headed there. Who has killed them, and why? With three US senators, a powerful corporate CEO, and a Norwegian government minister as her fellow suspects, Dinah is under no illusions about her role. She had better untangle the knot of motives and pretenses fast or suspicion will come crashing down like an avalanche and bury her so deep that she'll never see daylight again.

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  • “Matthews’ engaging third Dinah Pelerin mystery takes the anthropologist–cum–amateur sleuth to the frozen Norwegian tundra...If the bleak arctic winter isn’t enough to chill Dinah to the bone, a couple of murders and an attempt on her life put the icing on that cake. Just the right amount of character development and plot twists will please cozy fans.”

    - Publishers Weekly
  • “This entertaining mystery, boasting a timely theme and colorful characters, will be perfect for those who like to do their extreme traveling in the pages of a crime novel.”

    - Booklist
  • “Matthews’s doggedly determined anthropologist doesn’t disappoint in her third issues-related appearance…She tackles a harsh Nordic climate with vigor, setting up an exciting New Year’s Eve climax.” 

    - Library Journal
  • “Norwegian noir with an American twist.”

    - Candace Dempsey, author of Murder in Italy
  • “The storyline occurs in an intriguing location while focused on the fascinating controversy of genetically engineered food and the debate over placing these seeds inside the Doomsday Vault. The whodunit is nicely handled, but it is the agribusiness corporations with Congressional support trying to gain control of the seed bank that makes for a strong entry.”

    - Harriet Klausner

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " Really enjoyed this mystery. I liked all the tidbits about Norway and Norse myths. "

    - Lilly-Anne, 10/22/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Norway mystery "

    - Jean, 10/6/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " Very interesting about the seed vault. Food for thought -- literally. The mystery didn't pull me in. "

    - Michelle, 4/8/2013
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " Interesting book, I liked the way the author introduced Norse myths into the story. From the description of the setting it is not anywhere I want to visit......too cold! "

    - Lisa, 2/18/2013
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " to be more fair, I think I'd give 3.5. I've enjoyed the other two very much, and I can't say there was anything about the writing in this story that was below par. I think I just didn't personally care for the storyline as much in this case. "

    - Deborah, 2/9/2013
  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5

    " I must admit this book was somewhat of a yawner. I learned more about Norway myths and gods than anything. "

    - Elizabeth, 12/29/2012
  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5

    " I'm not usually a fan of the average-woman-solves-a-crime books but this one partially changed my mind. If you think Monsanto is an evil company then you should read this book - it definitely adds an extra star to the rating ;) "

    - Stacy, 11/25/2012
  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5

    " A little over the top in plotting, but witty and entertaining. "

    - Karen, 11/8/2012

About the Author

Jeanne Matthews, born and raised in Georgia, graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in journalism. She has worked as a copywriter, a high school English and drama teacher, and a paralegal. She is the author of several novels in the Dinah Pelerin international mystery series. Like her anthropologist sleuth, she travels around the world learning about other cultures and mythologies, which she incorporates into her novels. She lives in Renton, Washington, with her husband, who is a law professor, and their West Highland terrier, who is a prima donna.

About the Narrator

Kate Reading has recorded hundreds of audiobooks across many genres, over a thirty year plus career. Audie Awards: The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter (mystery), Breasts (non-fiction), Bellwether (fiction), and Words of Radiance (fantasy), co-narrated with her husband, Michael Kramer. Among other awards, she has been recognized with: the ALA Booklist best of 2019 for Bowlaway (fiction), AudioFile Magazine Voice of the Century, Earphones Awards, Narrator of the Year, Best Voice in Science Fiction and Fantasy, and Publisher’s Weekly’s Listen-Up Award. She records at her home studio, Madison Productions, Inc., in Maryland.