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Blood and Honey by Graham Hurley
  

Blood and Honey

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A Portsmouth/Isle of Wight police procedural tale, the sixth in the Joe Faraday series, jumps the reader from one crime to another eventually linking them, but for most of the time it could almost be two books. The rather strange relationship between a hooker and an old, unwell PC adds interesting colour to a fragmented tale that keeps you on your toes and is surprisingly unputdownable.

Similar this month: Ann Cleeves.
Comparison: Simon Kernick, John Harvey, Reginald Hill.

Maxim Jakubowski, a Lovereading expert voice says: Joe Faraday; the investigations of a Portsmouth cop and a fascinating look into crime on the British coast. If you like Ian Rankin’s Rebus, this should be your next step. NO LOVELIER DEATH is the 9th book in the Faraday series.

Joe Faraday series:
1. Turnstone (2000)
2. The Take (2001)
3. Angels Passing (2002)
4. Deadlight (2003)
5. Cut to Black (2004)
6. Blood and Honey (2006)
7. One Under (2007)
8. The Price of Darkness (2008)
9. No Lovelier Death (2009)

If you like Graham Hurley you might also like to read books by Jack Harvey, Simon Kernick and Reginald Hill.

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Synopsis

Blood and Honey by Graham Hurley

The discovery of a headless corpse on the rocks below the cliffs on the Isle of Wight is only the beginning of a journey for DI Joe Faraday. It's a journey which takes him right to the heart of the grim trade in human cargo from the crippled societies of the Balkans. From cheap labour to prostitution, Portsmouth, like every other city in the UK is home to untold human misery; a black economy built on illegal immigration. Joe Faraday is determined to find the real criminals that lie behind the tabloid hysteria.

DC Paul Winter on the other hand is determined only to find a way out of the disciplinary action that threatens his entire career. A burgeoning relationship with a young prostitute isn't exactly helping his cause. And for Winter, it's beginning to look as if time is running out ...

Reviews

'Hurley's decent, persistent cop is cementing his reputation as one of Britain's most credible official sleuths a brilliantly depicted microcosm of contemporary Britain. His investigations are realistic and authoritative a sterling demonstration of the way crime writing can target society's woes.'
GUARDIAN

'Excellent... Another first rate thriller from a writer who is firmly up there with the best'
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

'There is no doubt that his series of police-procedural novels is one of the best since the genre was invented more than half a century ago... As always Hurley has pulled off the trick of filling his pages with downbeat, depressing details and making them into an upbeat enjoyable read.'
LITERARY REVIEW

About the Author

Graham Hurley

Graham Hurley is an award-winning TV documentary maker who now writes full time. He lived in Portsmouth for 20 years. He is married and has grown up children. He now lives in Exmouth, Devon.

Maxim Jakubowski's view on JOE FARADAY...

The investigations of a Portsmouth cop and a fascinating look into crime on the British coast. If you like Ian Rankin’s Rebus, this should be your next step. NO LOVELIER DEATH is the 9th book in the Faraday series.

A Q & A with Graham Hurley

Who’s your favourite author?
The Alan Furst of The Polish Officer and The World at Night.

Where do you live? And why?
Portsmouth. Because so many people ask me why.

What’s the greatest influence on your writing?
Lin Rowden.

What is your philosophy for life?
Check the tide tables and watch for eddies.

Have you had any formal tuition in creative writing? If so, where and what? Did you find it useful?
BA/MA Cambridge University (English – no help at all). No formal tuition in creative writing except a pathological nosiness and a fascination with story. Profound doubts about collective literary endeavour. Why? Because, in the end, writing is a solitary business.

Did you always want to be an author? If not, what did you originally want to be and when and why did you change your mind?
Yes. And like most authors, I’m not sure why. But – emphatically – yes.

Who do you most admire and why?
My mum (seriously). Because she’s never failed to make the very best of an occasionally dodgy hand. Huge fortitude.

What jobs did you have before you started writing?
Ice cream salesman, deckchair attendant, lifeguard, prep school teacher (scripture and cricket), Radio Victory reporter, TV promotion scriptwriter, TV researcher, TV documentary director/producer, Oz TV cop series writer.

If your house was burning down what would you save?
Lin Rowden, the cats, a framed photo of the Otter estuary, me.

What do you do when you are not writing? How do you relax? What are your hobbies?
Sailing, cycling, nosing around, tussling with French, dreaming of the day Tony Blair resigns.

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Book Info

Publication date

6th September 2006

Author

Graham Hurley

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Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback (a Format)
544 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9781409120001

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