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The Craze by Paul Southern
  

The Craze

Literary Fiction   Books for the Boys   Thriller / Suspense   Crime / Mystery   
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Synopsis

The Craze by Paul Southern

C was for cars which he'd nicked and crashed, R was for robbery, armed and fast, A was for arson, fire and theft, Z was for the cuts his switchblade left, E was for drugs, the Whizz and Horse, which just left murder, the hardest, of course. She was found on the tracks: burned up, tongue cut out, a finger removed.

Who was she? 24 hours earlier Shazia Ahmed was leaving Manchester, but a chance meeting and a phone call and she finds herself in the underworld where life is cheap and usually very short. Jamie Farrell already knows this truth: that the drugs and crime will tip over into murder. His father's in Strangeways and he'll be joining him. But he can't give up the deadly game that is The Craze. Dru Round thought his big day had come: no more cheap drag acts and furtive sex in the backs of cars.

A new dawn of TV fame beckoned. But he just needed that extra score to make things work for him-Three lives - one crime - the Craze.

Reviews

"It's scary, racy and gripping and tackles really important subjects" Jenni Murray Radio 4: Woman's Hour

About the Author

Paul Southern was a founder member of the indie group Sexus and is now half of progressive bubblegum group Psychodelicates. he has lived in Ireland, London, Yorkshire and Manchester and is the world's only living expert on Tennyson's stage plays. This is his first novel.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd March 2005

Author

Paul Southern

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Author's Website

www.paulsouthern.org/

Publisher

Arrow (a Division Of Random House Group)

Format

Paperback
288 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Books for the Boys
Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery

Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780099461487

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