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Cut To Black

by Graham Hurley

Crime / Mystery eBooks of the Month

LoveReading View on Cut To Black

The fifth Portsmouth-based DI Joe Faraday thriller gives further insight into this developing character as his son J-J faces a manslaughter charge. The publishers tell me Hurley’s sales’ position is higher than Ian Rankin’s Rebus novels when he delivered his fifth. I mention this only because I feel Faraday has the same appeal as Rebus and his Portsmouth a similar feel to Edinburgh’s dark side.

Comparisons: Ian Rankin, Colin Dexter, Reginald Hill.
Similar this month: Donna Leon, Hilary Bonner.

 

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)

Sarah Broadhurst

Cut To Black Synopsis

Portsmouth's major drug dealer's time is up. For years Bazza Mackenzie has made millions selling cocaine and heroin into the streets of Portsmouth. He's laundered the money and on the surface at least is one of Hampshire's great and the good.

 

 

The police have had enough and a year long undercover campaign operation is set up to trap Mackenzie. But when one of the investigation's leading lights is run over and put in hospital Joe Faraday is drafted in to wrap things up.

 

 

It should be a dream job but Joe fears who will move in to fill the vacuum when Bazza is gone and Bazza seems to be one step ahead of the investigation at every turn in any case.

 

 

And then Faraday's son J-J is arrested. He faces a manslaughter charge for supplying drugs to an addict who has subsequently overdosed...

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Cut To Black Press Reviews

The fifth DI Joe Faraday novel. And the best yet: 'The book has everything required of a first-rate police procedural and Hurley is now firmly at the top, with few rivals in this genre' Sunday Telegraph

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ISBN: 9781409119999
Publication date: 21/01/2010
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781409119999
Publication date: 21st January 2010
Author: Graham Hurley
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 496 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About 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 ...

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