Joseph Knox - Author

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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 Smiling Man

The Smiling Man

Author: Joseph Knox Format: Paperback 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

The Smiling Man

The Smiling Man

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

`Gritty as hell. I loved it. A great urban cop thriller' Ian Rankin As heard on BBC Radio 5 Live Phil Williams Show '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 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 have been 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 pieces together this stranger's identity, someone is sifting through the shards of his own. When mysterious fires, anonymous phone calls and outright threats start to escalate, he realises that a ghost from his own past haunts his every move. And to discover who the smiling man really is, he must first confront himself.

Sirens

Sirens

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

"e;Razor-sharp urban noir...very special indeed."e; Lee ChildThe breathtakingly propulsive and stunningly assured debut thriller, perfect for readers of Tana French, Don Winslow and Dennis Lehane The mission is suicide. 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: Paperback Release Date: 12/01/2017

It starts with the girl. How it ends is up to DC Aidan Waits. Isabelle Rossiter has run away again. When Aidan Waits, a troubled junior detective, is summoned to her father's penthouse home - he finds a manipulative man, with powerful friends. But retracing Isabelle's steps through a dark, nocturnal world, Waits finds something else. An intelligent seventeen-year-old girl who's scared to death of something. As he investigates her story, and the unsolved disappearance of a young woman just like her, he realizes Isabelle was right to run away. Soon Waits is cut loose by his superiors, stalked by an unseen killer and dangerously attracted to the wrong woman. He's out of his depth and out of time. How can he save the girl, when 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 Release Date: 01/07/2008

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