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Joseph Knox - Author

About the Author

Joseph Knox was born and raised in and around Stoke and Manchester, where he worked in bars and bookshops before moving to London. He runs, writes and reads compulsively. Sirens is his first novel.

 

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The Sleepwalker

The Sleepwalker

Author: Joseph Knox Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2019

`Oozing dread, full of surprises and with a powerful sense of outraged humanity ... Knox's finest novel yet.' The Times ________________________________________ `He said he didn't remember killing them...' As a series of rolling blackouts plunge the city into darkness, Detective Aidan Waits sits on an abandoned hospital ward, watching a mass murderer slowly die. Transferred from his usual night shift duties and onto protective custody, he has just one job... To extract the location of Martin Wick's final victim before the notorious mass murderer passes away. Wick has spent over a decade in prison, in near-total silence, having confessed to an unspeakable crime that shocked the nation and earned him the nickname of The Sleepwalker. But when a daring premeditated attack leaves one police officer dead and another one fighting for his life, Wick's whispered last words will send Waits on a journey into the heart of darkness... Manipulated by a reticent psychopath from his past, and under investigation from his new partner, Detective Constable Naomi Black, Waits realises too late that a remorseless contract killer is at work. Can Aidan Waits solve his last case before fleeing justice? Or will his name be next on the hit list? _______________________________________ 'Dark, gritty and compelling, this will have you turning the pages until the early hours of the morning' Independent `Fierce, funny and flint-sharp. Joseph Knox is the true grit of Brit noir' Cara Hunter `Knox's pitch-black novels are among crime fiction's most compelling' i `[An] ingenious plot ... full of striking revelations' Crime Time

The Sleepwalker

The Sleepwalker

Author: Joseph Knox Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

`He said he didn't remember killing them...' As a series of rolling blackouts plunge the city into darkness, Detective Aidan Waits sits on an abandoned hospital ward, watching a mass murderer slowly die. Transferred from his usual night shift duties and onto protective custody, he has just one job... To extract the location of Martin Wick's final victim before the notorious mass murderer passes away. Wick has spent over a decade in prison, in near-total silence, having confessed to an unspeakable crime that shocked the nation and earned him the nickname of The Sleepwalker. But when a daring premeditated attack leaves one police officer dead and another one fighting for his life, Wick's whispered last words will send Waits on a journey into the heart of darkness... Manipulated by a reticent psychopath from his past, and under investigation from his new partner, Detective Constable Naomi Black, Waits realises too late that a remorseless contract killer is at work. Can Aidan Waits solve his last case before fleeing justice? Or will his name be next on the hit list?

The Smiling Man

The Smiling Man

Author: Joseph Knox Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2019

________ `Gritty as hell. I loved it. A great urban cop thriller' Ian Rankin As heard on BBC Radio 5 Live Phil Williams Show From the bestselling author of Sirens, Detective Aidan Waits is on the hunt to find the identity of The Smiling Man. ________ A body has been found on the fourth floor of Manchester's vast and empty Palace Hotel. The man is dead. And he is smiling. The tags have been removed from his clothes. His teeth have been replaced. Even his fingertips are not his own. Only a patch sewn into his trousers offers any information about him. Detective Aidan Waits and his unwilling partner, DI Sutcliffe, must piece together the scant clues to identify the stranger. But as they do, Aidan realises that a ghost from his past haunts the investigation. He soon recognises that to discover who the smiling man really is, he must first confront the scattered debris of his own life . . . ________ 'Talents such as Knox rarely emerge more than once in a generation. A crime fiction masterpiece' ***** Metro 'Packing a punch from the very first page. You will love The Smiling Man' Jane Harper, author of The Dry

Dreckiger Schnee

Dreckiger Schnee

Author: Joseph Knox Format: eBook Release Date: 29/08/2018

Drogen-Sumpf, Bandenkrieg und Polizei-Korruption in Manchester. Das spannende Thriller-Debut von Joseph Knox - "e;Ein Kraftpaket von einem Thriller."e; (Val McDermid)Der erste Fall fr Detective Aidan Waits in ManchesterIsabelle Rossiter, die Tochter eines einflussreichen Politikers, ist von zu Hause ausgerissen. Detective Aidan Waits, bei seinen Vorgesetzten in Ungnade gefallen, soll sie wiederfinden. Seine Suche auf den nchtlichen Straen Manchesters fhrt ihn in einen Sumpf von Drogen und Gewalt: Offenbar setzt ein mchtiger Dealer minderjhrige Mdchen, sogenannte "e;Sirenen"e;, als Drogen-Kuriere ein, und nicht nur eine von ihnen ist verschwunden. Aidan Waits dmmert, dass Isabelle mit voller Absicht untergetaucht ist, um ihr Leben zu retten. Und auch sein eigenes hngt am seidenen Faden. Ein zwielichtiges Spiel in den Grauzonen des Gesetzes beginnt. Aidan Waits muss aufs Ganze gehen, um die Wahrheit herauszufinden, und stt dabei auf ein Geflecht dunkler Machenschaften Knox zeichnet Manchester so ausdrucksstark und kompromisslos wie Ian Rankin sein Edinburgh."e; Guardian

The Smiling Man

The Smiling Man

Author: Joseph Knox Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2018

'Packing a punch from the very first page. You will love The Smiling Man' Jane Harper, author of The Dry From the bestselling author of Sirens, Detective Aidan Waits is on the hunt to find the identity of The Smiling Man. Disconnected from his history and careless of his future, Detective Aidan Waits has resigned himself to the night shift. An endless cycle of meaningless emergency calls and lonely dead ends. Until he and his partner, Detective Inspector Peter `Sutty' Sutcliffe, are summoned to The Palace, a vast disused hotel in the centre of a restless, simmering city. There they find the body of a man. He is dead. And he is smiling. The tags have been removed from the man's clothes. His teeth filed down and replaced. Even his fingertips are not his own. Only a patch sewn into the inside of his trousers gives any indication as to who he was, and to the desperate last act of his life... But even as Waits puts together the pieces of this stranger's life, someone is sifting through the shards of his own. When the mysterious fires, anonymous phone calls and outright threats escalate, he realises that a ghost from his own past haunts his every move. And to discover the smiling man's identity, he must finally confront his own.

Smiling Man

Smiling Man

Author: Joseph Knox Format: eBook Release Date: 08/03/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Smiling Man by Joseph Knox, ready by Lewys Taylor. 'I usually experienced the presence of a dead body as an absence, but in this case, it felt like a black hole opening up in front of me'Disconnected from his history and careless of his future, Detective Aidan Waits has resigned himself to the night shift. An endless cycle of meaningless emergency calls and lonely dead ends. Until he and his partner, Detective Inspector Peter 'Sutty' Sutcliffe, are summoned to The Palace, a vast disused hotel in the centre of a restless, simmering city. There they find the body of a man. He is dead. And he is smiling.The tags have been removed from the man's clothes. His teeth filed down and replaced. Even his fingertips are not his own. Only a patch sewn into the inside of his trousers gives any indication as to who he was, and to the desperate last act of his life...But even as Waits puts together the pieces of this stranger's life, someone is sifting through the shards of his own. When the mysterious fires, anonymous phone calls and outright threats escalate, he realises that a ghost from his own past haunts his every move. And to discover the smiling man's identity, he must finally confront his own.'An arresting new talent' Metro

Sirens

Sirens

Author: Joseph Knox Format: eBook Release Date: 20/02/2018

A riveting thriller about a damaged undercover detective navigating a web of politicians, drug lords, missing persons, and his own flawed department, perfect for readers of Tana French, Don Winslow and Dennis Lehane. Infiltrating the inner circle of enigmatic criminal Zain Carver is dangerous enough. Pulling it off while also rescuing Isabelle Rossiter, a runaway politician's daughter, from Zain's influence? Impossible. That's why Aidan Waits is the perfect man for the job. Disgraced, emotionally damaged, and despised by his superiors. In other words, completely expendable. But Aidan is a born survivor. And as he works his way deep into Zain's shadowy world, he finds that nothing is as it seems. Zain is a mesmerizing, Gatsby-esque figure who lures young women into his orbitwomen who have a bad habit of turning up dead. But is Zain really responsible? And will Isabelle be next? Before long, Aidan finds himself in over his head, cut loose by his superiors, and dangerously attracted to the wrong woman. How can he save the girl if he can't even save himself?

Sirens

Sirens

Author: Joseph Knox Format: eBook Release Date: 12/01/2017

Random House presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Sirens by Joseph Knox, read by Lewys Taylor.I stopped going to work. I went missing. We still live in a world where you can disappear if you want to. Or even if you don't.Detective Aidan Waits is in trouble After a career-ending mistake, he's forced into a nightmare undercover operation that his superiors don't expect him to survive.Isabelle Rossiter has run away againWhen the teenage daughter of a prominent MP joins Zain Carver, the enigmatic criminal who Waits is investigating, everything changes.A single mother, missing for a decadeCarver is a mesmerising figure who lures young women into his orbit - young women who have a bad habit of disappearing. Soon Waits is cut loose by the police, stalked by an unseen killer and dangerously attracted to the wrong woman.How can he save the girl, when he can't even save himself?WATERSTONES THRILLER OF THE MONTH'Razor-sharp urban noir - very special indeed.' - Lee Child 'Thrilling, breathless stuff' - Observer 'Jumps straight into the top league of English noir.' - The Times

Physico-Chemical Calculations

Physico-Chemical Calculations

Author: Joseph Knox Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/02/2009

Physico-Chemical Calculations

Physico-Chemical Calculations

Author: Joseph Knox Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/02/2009

The Fixation of Atmospheric Nitrogen

The Fixation of Atmospheric Nitrogen

Author: Joseph Knox Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2009

The Fixation of Atmospheric Nitrogen

The Fixation of Atmospheric Nitrogen

Author: Joseph Knox Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/01/2009

Physico-Chemical Calculations

Physico-Chemical Calculations

Author: Joseph Knox Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2008

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