The killing bay / Chris Ould.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "When a group of international activists arrive on the Faroe Islands, intent on stopping the traditional whale hunts, tensions between islanders and protestors run high. And when a woman is found viciously murdered only hours after a violent confrontation, the circumstances seem purposely designed to increase animosity between the two sides. As English DI Jan Reyna and local detective Hjalti Hentze investigate, it becomes increasingly clear that the murder has other, more sinister aspects to it, and that crucial evidence is being hidden. Neither policeman knows who to trust, or how far some people might go to defend their beliefs."
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    • ABNT:
      OULD, C. The killing bay. First edition. [s. l.]: Titan Books, 2017. ISBN 1783297069. Disponível em: Acesso em: 27 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Ould C. The Killing Bay. First edition. Titan Books; 2017. Accessed September 27, 2020.
    • APA:
      Ould, C. (2017). The killing bay (First edition.). Titan Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Ould, Chris. 2017. The Killing Bay. First edition. A Faroes Novel. Titan Books.
    • Harvard:
      Ould, C. (2017) The killing bay. First edition. Titan Books (A Faroes novel). Available at: (Accessed: 27 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Ould, C 2017, The killing bay, First edition., A Faroes novel, Titan Books, viewed 27 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Ould, Chris. The Killing Bay. First edition., Titan Books, 2017. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Ould, Chris. The Killing Bay. First edition. A Faroes Novel. Titan Books, 2017.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Ould C. The killing bay [Internet]. First edition. Titan Books; 2017 [cited 2020 Sep 27]. (A Faroes novel). Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2017 February #1

Ould's latest Faroes novel (set on the Faroe Islands between Norway and Iceland) picks up where The Blood Strand (2016) left off. London homicide detective Jan Reyna has just buried his estranged father and is trying to penetrate Faroese insularity to find the truth about his late mother. Hjalti Hentze, Reyna's closest friend, is investigating the murder of Erla Sivertsen, a Faroese woman who recently returned to the islands as the photographer for an animal-rights organization determined to halt the islanders' traditional whale-hunting practices. Hjalti's investigation quickly reveals connections to his own family; Erla was probably having an affair with his son-in-law, Finn. To make matters worse, Finn is one of the fishermen participating in the whale hunts. As investigators target Finn, Hjalti digs into elements that don't add up, like obstructive Danish security agents and the obvious staging of Erla's body. Ould brings the outside world into the Faroes through the global scrutiny of the islands' hunting practices, while skillfully capturing the simple, hardworking Faroese people. An absorbing literary procedural for readers who prize an exotic sense of place. Copyright 2017 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2017 February #1

In Ould's follow-up to 2016's The Blood Strand, English detective Jan Reyná, born on the Danish-controlled Faroes Islands but raised in England, is back to solve crime in his native land. Working with Det. Hjalti Hentze, he investigates the murder of a newly arrived member of the Atlantic Wildlife Conservation Alliance. This group of outspoken activists was recently protesting the traditional Faroese whale hunt until the woman turned up dead. As in the first book, Reyná assists with the local investigation, especially since Hentze has family ties that place him unprofessionally close to the case. Reyná also continues to learn about the private ways of the Faroese people and the secrets they keep, many of which they do not share with outsiders. Although the activist victim's actions were perhaps environmentally sound, they did not necessarily make her friends among the locals, leading to a plethora of suspects. VERDICT Ould's strange, remote setting and the even stranger people make for an intriguing read, especially combined with a hero who is almost as prickly as his forefathers and yet manages to solve even the most complex crimes.

Copyright 2017 Library Journal.