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The Death List by Paul Johnston
  

The Death List

Part of the A Matt Wells Thriller Series
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July 2007 Book of the Month.

Incredibly gripping and guaranteed to keep you guessing. If you are going to buy a crime book this month buy this! Paul Johnston explores vengeance and retribution from every angle through Matt Wells – an historical crime novelist whose career is on the skids.Like most of us, Matt has a well populated life. There’s an ex-wife, his mum, a young daughter, his girlfriend, his publisher, an ex-agent and his mates from his former rugby team – the South London Bisons – and they’re all are in need of full-time protection from a Grade A lunatic. Matt’s e-mail in-box is also getting full up and the messages are coming straight from the Devil.

Matt Wells series:
1. The Death List
2. The Soul Collector
3. Maps of Hell
4. The Nameless Dead

If you like Paul Johnston you might also like to read books by Quintin Jardine and Stuart Macbride.

Synopsis

The Death List by Paul Johnston

Ever really felt like killing someone?

London crime novelist Matt Wells has. Dumped by his agent, his publisher and his wife, he has more revenge fantasies than most.

But when Matt is contacted by a serial killer called the ‘White Devil’, he is horrified to discover that this evil force knows everything about him, his family, friends – and his enemies.

Then the slaughter begins and Matt’s idle fantasies are made all too real. If Matt can’t stop the White Devil in time, all those people Matt really hates are about to meet a chilling fate…

Reviews

'The plotting is paranoid, the action is authentic, the characters are convincing, and the denouement is devastating.'
Quintin Jardine

'The Death List is white-knuckle stuff...'
Mark Billingham

'A thrilling, blackly funny read.'
John Connolly

About the Author

Paul Johnston

Paul Johnston is one of the UK's most highly regarded and exciting crime writers. He rocketed onto the scene with his debut novel, Body Politic, which won the Crime Writers' Association John Creasey Memorial Dagger for best first novel in 1997. Set in a futuristic Edinburgh run by a supposedly benevolent totalitarian regime, it introduced the maverick investigator Quintilian Dalrymple. A further four novels (forming a quintet, by design, oh yes) consolidated Quint's position in contemporary crime fiction's Premier League of engaging and unusual heroes. Body Politic has recently been optioned for film/ TV, and Paul is working on a new edition to celebrate the book's tenth anniversary. Quint's adventures have been published across the globe, from the USA, to Greece, to Japan, to Denmark, and points between.

Paul was born in Edinburgh in 1957. He lived there before going to Oxford to study ancient and modern Greek. He has a longstanding relationship with Greece - its language, its history and its culture - and spends much of his time there. He has a Greek wife, Roula; their daughter Maggie was born in 2006. Paul also has a nineteen-year-old daughter, Silje, from his previous marriage. His knowledge of Greece and its people led to a trilogy of novels featuring another cult detective, the half-Greek, half-Scottish Alex Mavros - they are A Deeper Shade of Blue, The Last Red Death (winner of the Sherlock Award for Best Detective Novel, 2004) and The Golden Silence. They were all critically acclaimed. The Golden Silence is currently being developed as a film in Greece.

Maxim Jakubowski's view on Paul Johnston...

His early Quintin Dalrymple thrillers were set in a near future Edinburgh, but his Alex Mavros trilogy, of which THE GOLDEN SILENCE is the 3rd, occurs in the Greek islands and Athens where the driven half Scots half Greek amateur investigator is drawn into local cases often linked to his own past. Colourful and frantic, a plunge into the dark side of paradise.

Alex Mavros series:
1. Crying Blue Murder
2. The Last Red Death
3. The Golden Silence

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Publication date

15th June 2007

Author

Paul Johnston

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Publisher

MIRA Books

Format

Paperback
336 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780778301592

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