Deep Freeze (Virgil Flowers, #10) by John Sandford

Deep Freeze (Virgil Flowers, #10)

Class reunions: a time for memories—good, bad, and, as Virgil Flowers is about to find out, deadly—in this New York Times bestselling thriller from John Sandford.Virgil knows the town of Trippton, Minnesota, a little too well. A few years back, he investigated the corrupt—and as it turned out, homicidal—local school board, and now the town’s back in view with more alarming news: A woman’s been found dead, frozen in a block of ice.Ther...


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TitleDeep Freeze (Virgil Flowers, #10)
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Release DateOct 17th, 2017
PublisherG.P. Putnam's Sons
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Fiction, Thriller, Crime
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Reviews Deep Freeze (Virgil Flowers, #10)

  • Diane S ☔
    2017-10-08
    Well what can I say, this is Flowers!!! Two cases draw Flowers off his vacation, unwillingly as fans know how seriously Flowers takes his time off, which more often than not, he doesn't ever complete. A woman found dead, in the lake, a prominent member of the community, owner of the local bank, and Barbie and Ken dolls being altered in a sexual way. So we get the usual suspects of stereotypical type that seem to populate this place, people who ar...
  • Andrew Smith
    2017-10-23
    A while ago I expressed a view that Michael Connelly is the best storyteller in the crime fiction. Whilst I’m not looking to recant this view I will say that I think John Sandford runs Connelly very close. They both have their own way of telling a tale: Connelly typically shows you the crime and then documents the chase for an unknown criminal (the classic, most often adopted form); in Sandford’s books you not only see the crime but you nearl...
  • Kemper
    2017-09-24
    I received a free advance copy from NetGalley for review.I got sneak preview of this one last spring when I made a long drive to attend a John Sandford signing, and he told us about the current book he was fighting a deadline on that he was going to have to spend the evening working on when he got back to the hotel. All work and no play may make Jack a dull boy, but it makes John one of the best and most productive thriller writers on the bestsel...
  • Liz
    2017-11-01
    There’s always a sense of humor to the Virgil Flowers series. Sometimes it’s dry, sometimes it’s laugh out loud funny. But it’s always there. This was a fun book to listen to. There more thinking than action, as Virgil tries to figure out who the murderer is. I liked Virgil’s thought process as he works through all the possible suspects. The whole Barbie-oh subplot is just a hoot.
  • Maureen Carden
    2017-09-19
    “That f-----g Virgil Flowers,” a sobriquet used at least once by everyone who comes in contact with him. Ace investigator with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA), wild-life writer and photographer, hunter, fisherman, and loyal friend, Virgil is pulled early from his vacation and send back to Trippton, Minnesota. In the recent past he arrested and charged with murder the entire school board and newspaper editor. Yep, Virgil su...
  • Jim
    2018-01-21
    There is always some humor, albeit sometimes dark, in a Virgil Flowers novel and this was no exception. In this story Virgil returns to the town of Trippton, Minnesota. Readers of the series may remember the town from Deadline where Virgil tangled with a murderous school board, dognappers, and a meth lab.Virgil is on vacation trying to get a photograph of an owl to sell to a magazine when he receives a phone call from his boss. A woman, Gina Hemm...
  • Monnie
    2017-10-03
    I'd love to meet Virgil Flowers. There. I said it. He's long been a favorite character (this is, I believe, his 10th book). Actually, so is the author's other series hero, Lucas Davenport, but Virgil always won out (if only by a little bit). I'm not exactly sure why, except Virgil has that "bad boy" appeal - coupled with an irresistible offbeat - many would say irreverent - sense of humor.But Virgil wasn't all that thrilled to get involved here, ...
  • Jean
    2017-10-01
    Having just finished a book set in the desert of Arizona, I was ready for John Sandford’s Deep Freeze. Set in the fictional town of Trippton, Minnesota, it features agent Virgil Flowers, the Minnesota Bureau of Investigation’s Will Trent alter ego. Sort of. Or not.When banker, Gina Hemming, is fished out a frozen river, Virgil is called down to Trippton to investigate. He’s no stranger to the little town, having previously solved a big, sca...
  • Brenda
    2017-11-18
    Another good Virgil Flowers book. I started to get a little bored about through. Sometimes I felt like there was one voice in this book and everyone was using it. Another good Virgil Flowers book. I started to get a little bored about ⅔ through. Sometimes I felt like there was one voice in this book and everyone was using it.
  • Corina☞BookTwinsReviews
    2017-09-27
    I have adored John Sandfords writing for years now. I'm a faithful reader of his Lucas Davenport series, and Virgil Flowers had been a character I enjoyed from the very beginning.Deep Freeze was my first Virgil Flowers book.What I love about the Prey series, is the recurring supporting cast, their camaraderie, the politics and his family. I think this is what's missing with Virgil, a supporting cast that is as hilarious and enjoyable as the main ...
  • Jonathan Janz
    2017-11-22
    If you don't hear from me for a while, it's because I'm in treatment. You see, I'm seriously addicted to these books. And unforgivably, John Sandford only writes one of them a year, which means I'll be shivering in a corner and slapping at invisible insects for the next eleven months. See you all then.
  • Janet Newport
    2017-09-04
    Yea!! Virgil's back!Thank you Netgalley & Penguin Group for this ARC.I'm a long time fan of John Sandford's books. Good plots. Fast pacing. Wonderful escapist / rainy day reads. Oh and there's the usual cast of Sandford's stock characters. Smart detective, detective's comedic-relief side-kick, bumbling crook, wise woman and other assorted Minnesotains as needed (not to mention the Minnesota weather). But Sandford does a great job fleshing out his...
  • Skip
    2017-10-24
    OK, here's the mark of a great writer: a murder is presented to readers in Chapter 1, and yet we're strung along for hundreds of pages while Virgil ("that F'ing Flowers") tries to determine the perpetrator, using his tried and proven skill of socializing his investigation. Back in Trippton, where he arrested the school board for theft and murder in another book, he spends time with Clarice and Johnson Johnson and the Trippton High School Class of...
  • Eric
    2018-03-19
    4.5 starsThis is my 10th Virgil Flowers book and it is still a fun read! I listened to the audio book and, as usual, Eric Conger does a great job bringing Virgil and the colorful characters to life. Mr. Conger IS Virgil Flowers.In this installment, it is winter in Minnesota (hence the title Deep Freeze) and Virgil is on vacation. Of course, Virgil gets a call about a murder in Trippton. One of the things I like about these stories is fishing is w...
  • Ethan
    2017-10-18
    “Same old Flowers shit. You gotta ride with it."For years, my favorite literary crime hero was James Patterson's Alex Cross. While I still faithfully read the Cross series, John Sandford's Virgil Flowers has recently ascended to the top spot. There's something about his eccentric investigative antics and never wavering moral compass that makes Flowers a must read. Like any long-running series, Virgil Flowers has had his highs and lows. The last...
  • Carol
    2018-01-17
    This book is by far my favorite of all the Sanford's I've read. It has intrigue, humor, and very important is that it is probably the cleanest of all the Sanford books I've read. I was not at all offended by the foul language. Great Book!!!I really enjoy John Sandford's Lucas Davenport series. Virgil Flowers was a supporting character in that series, but is now the lead in his own set of books. I really like Lucas, but have to say that Flowers is...
  • Tim
    2017-09-06
    I received a copy of this book to read and review from the publisher through NetGalleyDEEP FREEZE is the 10th book in the Virgil Flower series by author John Sandford, and finds Virgil back in the small town of Trippton in the dead of winter to investigate a murder of a local businesswoman who apparently was killed in her own home following a meeting with former-classmates for an upcoming high school reunion, and then later dumped into the frozen...
  • Susie James
    2018-03-26
    John Sandford has come out with a classic Virgil Flowers crime novel -- awful things people do to one another indeed, but with ha ha has along the way for fans. A fond follow up to "Deadline".
  • Truman32
    2017-11-22
    In John Sandford’s newest mystery, Deep Freeze, investigator Virgil Flowers investigates the cold-blooded murder of a wealthy banker. In chilling fashion, Gina Hemming is bludgeoned to death; her body is discovered the next day in a frozen river. Virgil snows that this murder might have something to do with the upcoming 25th high school class reunion Hemming was planning but he struggles to break the ice with his suspects, getting only the cold...
  • Cindy Newton
    2017-12-30
    This is a rollicking good crime/mystery/thriller that adds a healthy dose of humor. Virgil is revisiting an old crime scene from the past, but with all new crimes to investigate. On top of a murder, he has an group of entrepreneurs selling refashioned orgasming Barbies (and Kens). Throw in someone who is trying to kill him, and Virgil has his hands full.I don't think John Sandford could write a bad book if he tried. It's all trademark Sandford, w...
  • RachelW (BamaGal)
    2017-10-20
    I've come to enjoy Virgil Flowers books more than I have the 'Lucas Davenport' series. Virgil is so much more laid back and...normal. This is another good, solid murder investigation. Maybe not the best in the series; but as usual, Virgil and the colorful cast of characters carry the book. Nothing like a small town and all the secrets, backstabbing, and gossip...
  • Ed
    2017-10-29
    Virgil Flowers investigates a murder and a "Barbie" scam in Trippton Minnesota. Who doesn't like Virgil Flowers, you might ask. Answer: Nobody!.... but comparatively speaking, this go-around reads a little flat. Since the entire book takes place in the small town of Trippton, I got claustrophobic thinking I was reading a locked room mystery. It's winter in Minnesota so no skinny dipping with Frankie and her sister Sparkle in the swimming hole and...
  • Faith
    2018-04-21
    This is the first book I've read of this series and I guess I just don't get the point. We know from the first chapter who the murderer is and the investigation didn't hold my interest so I didn't see a reason to continue reading. There is also a side plot about someone who is turning Barbie and Ken dolls into sex toys. I was not amused.
  • RM(Alwaysdaddygirl/Salemwitch) Griffin
    2018-03-31
    I could not finish the book. I made it to Chapter 6. This book is boring.
  • Jim A
    2018-01-13
    Typical Virgil Flowers novel from Sandford. Doses of subtle humor and laugh out loud humor. Secondary to Flower's murder investigation is the investigation into who is producing the Barbie Dolls with the sexual overtones. Moaning, screaming, etc. Certain amount of humor in that as well as the women who are involved kicking the crap out of Virgil to get him off the case. Recommend this to anyone who likes a light hearted murder investigation novel...
  • Jon
    2017-12-25
    Somewhat disappointing entry in the Virgil Flowers series. Starts off great and has all the hallmarks of a great Sandford novel. But once the twist has been figured out ( about half way through), it leaves too much time until Virgil solves it. And my interest waned. Still worth it for fans of the series.
  • Tim
    2018-02-15
    Another high quality and interesting story by creative author John Sanford, featuring Virgil Flowers. 8 of 10 stars
  • Kathy Davie
    2017-11-20
    Tenth in the Virgil Flowers thriller series and revolving around a laidback detective based in Minneapolis who roams the state solving crimes. And Virgil is back in Trippton ( Deadline , 8).My TakeSandford is such a tease in this. We have a pretty good idea from the start as to whodunnit, but Sandford dribbles it out, makes you want to read to find out if what you suspect is true. The tension arises from Virgil working his way back to that fatefu...
  • Joni Mayhugh
    2017-10-21
    I love Virgil Flowers. My only complaint about this book is that it wasn't longer.
  • Donna
    2017-09-12
    I love all of John Sanford books, but I think Virgil may be my favorite. This is another great read. I love Frankie and the kids. My mothers 81 year old best friend is in love with Virgil. LOL. Virgil is so laid back in some ways, but still a stickler for the law. I really like that about him. Always ready to drink beer or go fishing and maybe solve a crime or two along the way. I enjoyed revisiting the town also. If you haven't read John Sanford...