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The Soul Collector by Paul Johnston
  

The Soul Collector

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Paul Johnston certainly likes to throw red herrings in to the mix in his intricate crime novels and this one has plenty to keep you guessing. The characters from The Death List are back when the sister of the killer who previously targeted Matt Wells, and his family, returns to avenge her brother. Although you may get a little lost in the middle, with so many characters to keep track of, Johnson brings things back to a nail biting ending and a chilling conclusion.

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 Stuart Macbride and Quintin Jardine.

Synopsis

The Soul Collector by Paul Johnston

Brutally targeted by the "White Devil" serial killer, Matt Wells knows what it's like to look evil in the face - and survive. He's re-built his life, but knowing a follower of his tormentor is still at large, he has never stopped looking over his shoulder.

When his best friend is found murdered, Matt's paranoia appears well-founded. As cryptic clues to the next victim are sent to Matt, it is chillingly clear that his deadly dance with the devil has begun once more...

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 August 2008

Author

Paul Johnston

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Publisher

MIRA Books

Format

Paperback

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780778302360

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