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The Murder Bag by Tony Parsons
  

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Tony Parsons, author of Man and Boy, with his first crime novel which is interesting. He introduces DC Max Wolfe who tells the story. He kills and disarms a terrorist suspect and is promoted. He has a five year old daughter, a dog and a much missed wife. You’ll like him. The plot dwells on a past crime where a teenage girl was raped and murdered by a gang of seven public school boys, now all grown up. It becomes obvious early on that someone is eliminating the seven boys, quite successfully too! Full of red herrings and very compulsive, it keeps you hooked with never a dull moment. Highly recommended.

If you like Tony Parsons you might also like to read books by Mark Billingham, Roddy Doyle and John O'farrell.

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The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. If you are convinced that nothing new can invigorate the genre – you should pick up The Murder Bag. We’ve met detectives at loggerheads with their daughters (as here) before, from Wallander to Rebus. But there are two things that instantly lift this one out of the rut: parenting is a speciality of the author’s work and it’s treated with a nuance largely absent elsewhere in crime fiction. And Parsons, a quintessential London writer, evokes his city with pungency and élan. Bolshie DC Max Wolfe is investigating a homicide in which a banker’s throat has been cut; a second victim is a homeless heroin addict. The connection: an upscale private school.
~ The Good Book Guide

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Synopsis

The Murder Bag by Tony Parsons

This is the gripping first novel in an explosive new crime series by Tony Parsons, bestselling author of Man and Boy. If you like crime-novels by Ian Rankin and Peter James, you will love this. Twenty years ago seven rich, privileged students became friends at their exclusive private school, Potter's Field. Now they have started dying in the most violent way imaginable. Detective Max Wolfe has recently arrived in the Homicide division of London's West End Central, 27 Savile Row. Soon he is following the bloody trail from the backstreets and bright lights of the city, to the darkest corners of the internet and all the way to the corridors of power. As the bodies pile up, Max finds the killer's reach getting closer to everything - and everyone - he loves. Soon he is fighting not only for justice, but for his own life...


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Reviews

'Propulsive ... If The Murder Bag marks the launch of a new crime series, count me in.' The Times

'A tense debut crime novel with a dose of dry wit' Daily Express

'Impressive, page-turning ... Told with conviction and at an ever increasing pace' Daily Mail

'Truly emotive crime-writing is a rarity, and The Murder Bag looks set to win Tony Parsons many new fans in the genre' GQ

'Spectacular! Tense and human, fast and authentic.' Lee Child

'Sometimes, rarely, you know from the first chapter or so of a novel that you're in the hands of a master story teller. In the case of Tony Parsons's brilliant new thriller, The Murder Bag, we know this within the first few pages. A relentless plot, evocative prose and compelling (and wrenching) portraits of the characters, good and evil, conspire to make this a must-read. And I have two words for hero Max Wolfe: More. Soon.' Jeffery Deaver

About the Author

Tony Parsons

Tony Parsons left school at sixteen and his first job in journalism was at the New Musical Express. His first journalism after leaving the NME was when he was embedded with the Vice Squad at 27 Savile Row, West End Central. The roots of the DC Max Wolfe series started here. Since then he has become an award-winning journalist and bestselling novelist whose books have been translated into more than forty languages. The Murder Bag, the first novel in the DC Max Wolfe series, went to number one on first publication in the UK. The Slaughter Man was also a Sunday Times top ten bestseller.

Click here to read an exclusive interview with Tony Parsons by Mary Hogarth.

Author photograph © Bill Waters

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Publication date

1st January 2015

Author

Tony Parsons

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Publisher

Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Paperback
464 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9780099591054

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