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Chris Petit Book and Novel

Chris Petit - Author


Chris Petit is an internationally renowned author and filmmaker once described by Le Mondeas the Robespierre of English cinema. His films include the now definitive Radio On (1979) and have been the subject of several foreign retrospectives. He has written a trio of acclaimed "beyond black" political thrillers covering a serial killer operating in sectarian Northern Ireland (The Psalm Killer), dirty money in world war 2 (The Human Pool) and terror, arms trading and the bombing of a civilian aircraft (The Passenger).

If you like Chris Petit you might also like to read books by Robert Ryan, Robert Harris and Philip Kerr.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Chris Petit

The Butchers of Berlin by Chris Petit
Reader Reviewed The Butchers of Berlin
Chris Petit
This is a tough, violent thriller which illustrates the chaos in Germany in 1943. Suffering setbacks in the war and severe shortages, Berlin is in the middle of a rushed ‘cleansing’ of the Jews with thousands being removed each night. ...
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/04/2017
The Butchers of Berlin by Chris Petit
Reader Reviewed The Butchers of Berlin
Chris Petit
May 2016 eBook of the Month. This is a tough, violent thriller which illustrates the chaos in Germany in 1943. Suffering setbacks in the war and severe shortages, Berlin is in the middle of a rushed...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/05/2016

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