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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeanne Matthews Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Dinah Pelerin Mysteries Release Date: June 2012 ISBN: 9781470806446
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No fortress can protect against human corruption, not even the Svalbard Global Seed 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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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lilly-Anne | 10/22/2013

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean | 10/6/2013

    " Norway mystery "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 4/8/2013

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 2/18/2013

    " 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! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborah | 2/9/2013

    " 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. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth | 12/29/2012

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacy | 11/25/2012

    " 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 ;) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Douglass | 11/8/2012

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

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About the Author

Jeanne Matthews, born and raised in Georgia, graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in journalism. She is the author of several novels in the Dinah Pelerin international mystery series.

About the Narrator

Kate Reading is an Audie Award–winning narrator and has received numerous Earphones Awards from AudioFile magazine. She is also a theater actor in the Washington, DC, area and has been a member of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company since 1987. Her work onstage has been recognized by the Helen Hayes Awards Society, among others. She and her husband live in Hyattsville, Maryland, with their two children.