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Pecking Order by Chris Simms

Pecking Order

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Definitely a talent to watch as his previous title ‘Outside the white linesâ was one of our favourites of last year. This one is as stark and set in a human battery farm, rather like the Wasp factory shocking and dangerous reading

If you like Chris Simms you might also like to read books by Mark Billingham, Simon Kernick and Simon Lewis.


Pecking Order by Chris Simms

Rubble lives in a caravan and works on a battery farm. Totally oblivious to the outside world, he spends his days disposing of the sick and injured chickens. But all the while he dreams of a life in the army - despite the fact his numerous applications have been rejected. Then one day a mysterious visitor arrives and sees Rubble's child-like naivety combined with an ability to kill without compunction. Soon Rubble finds himself involved in a murderous secret project, his only chance of escape is the help of the girl he has to kill.

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'A wonderful display of talent'

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‘...builds unrelentingly towards an edge-of-the-seat finale...â

January Magazine
‘...a wonderful display of talent from a soon-to-be star of the crime fiction world.â

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‘…an ingeniously plotted psychological thriller…reading Chris Simms is like watching a Danny Boyle film…â

About the Author

Chris Simms

Chris Simms is married with four children and works as a freelance copywriter. His acclaimed novel, 'Killing the Beasts' was selected as a Best Crime book for 2005 by SHOTS magazine. His second novel, 'Pecking Order', was selected as a Best British crime novel by DEADLY PLEASURES magazine. Chris Simms lives in Marple, near Manchester.

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Publication date

3rd February 2005


Chris Simms

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416 pages


Thriller / suspense
Crime & mystery



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