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Good People by Ewart Hutton
  

Good People

Ewart Hutton

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February 2012 eBook of the Month.

Shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger 2012.

CWA Judges' comment: “A kick in the pants to the traditional maverick cop novel by a master of English prose. Good People breaks a stereotype in this pacey debut.”

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Small town hypocrisy shamelessly satirised in a twisting murder plot in rural Wales. An entertaining, cleverly plotted debut.

If you like Ewart Hutton you might also like to read books by N. J. Cooper, Reginald Hill and Peter Robinson.

Synopsis

Good People by Ewart Hutton

Introducing D.S. Glyn Capaldi, maverick cop. Fallen from grace in Cardiff and exiled to be the catch-all detective in the big bit in the middle that God gave to the sheep. A place where nothing of any significance is meant to happen, a place where supposedly he can do little harm. But trouble has a way of catching-up with Capaldi. Six men and a young woman disappear into the night. They don't all reappear. The ones that do are good people with a good explanation. Only Capaldi remains unconvinced. In the face of opposition from the locals, he delves deeper and starts to uncover a network of conflicts, betrayals and depravity that resonates below the outwardly calm surface of rural respectability. Capaldi is back in the saddle.

Reviews

'GOOD PEOPLE's - An entertaining debut with more stings in the tail than a bag of scorpions.'
VAL McDERMID

'Glyn Capaldi makes a hugely impressive first appearance in GOOD PEOPLE - teasingly elusive, and convincing, set in dark woodlands and small towns that conceal more than the reader can possibly suspect.'
CAMPBELL ARMSTRONG

About the Author

Ewart Hutton

Ewart Hutton was born and raised in and around Glasgow before slipping south to university in Manchester, and then on to diverse occupations in London. He has won numerous awards and prizes for his radio plays which have been produced for BBC Radio 4, RTE, and Radio Clyde. His stage play The Making of Forfar Athletic's Austrian Supporters Club won the joint Traverse Theatre and Scottish Television Enterprise's Comedy Play Competition, and his play Letters from Ezra was a joint winner of the Croydon Warehouse Theatre's International Playwriting Festival. He now lives on the Welsh Marches with his wife Annie. Good People is his first novel.

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Book Info

Publication date

2nd February 2012

Author

Ewart Hutton

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Publisher

Blue Door an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Hardback
320 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9780007391172