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The Price of Darkness

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Sarah Broadhurst's view...

The 8th Joe Faraday novel has DC Winter undercover, dangerous and wondering if crime might just pay! This is perhaps the author’s best book yet, dark, hypnotic, well-crafted and very impressive police procedural stuff. You’ll love it.

Comparison: Mark Billingham, Peter James, Peter Robinson.

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)

If you like Graham Hurley you might also like to read books by Reginald Hill, Alice Templeton and Hilary Norman.

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Synopsis

The Price of Darkness by Graham Hurley

D/C Winter has gone undercover - but, isolated from his colleagues, resenting the way his superiors have presented him the job as a fait accompli and abroad in a world where money is easy and respect is earned in brutally straightforward ways, DC Winter is in his element. Worryingly so. . .

Concerns that Winter may succumb to temptation are soon supplanted by two vicious murders: a high-profile property developer is shot in his own bed and, a few days later, a government minister is assassinated by two helmeted motorcyclists while his car is stuck in traffic. D/I Faraday investigates, but with clues hard to come by, the government panicking and the anti-terrorist branch circling, Faraday is shoved off the case and left in charge just of the investigation into the property developer's murder.

With more time on his hands Faraday is also tasked with keeping track of Winter - and he soon discovers that Winter, the arch-conspirator, has been set up. And as Winter begins to realise what his bosses had in mind for him, Faraday puts together the pieces of a heartbreaking story of personal and political betrayal...

Reviews

'[His] Portsmouth-based series gets better with each book... Hurley handles the two stories skilfully, with a particularly good murder mystery and, as always, vividly realised characters.'
SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

'An outstandingly good novel... The theme is individual loyalty and collective betrayal but the subject is contemporary life and its increasing brutality.' LITERARY REVIEW

'Interesting characters and two strong storylines drive the book along at high speed.' FINANCIAL TIMES

About the Author

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 The Polish Officer and The World at Night.

Where do you live? And why?
Portsmouth. Because so many people ask me why.

What’s the greatest influence on your writing?
Lin Rowden.

What is your philosophy for life?
Check the tide tables and watch for eddies.

Have you had any formal tuition in creative writing? If so, where and what? Did you find it useful?
BA/MA Cambridge University (English – no help at all). No formal tuition in creative writing except a pathological nosiness and a fascination with story. Profound doubts about collective literary endeavour. Why? Because, in the end, writing is a solitary business.

Did you always want to be an author? If not, what did you originally want to be and when and why did you change your mind?
Yes. And like most authors, I’m not sure why. But – emphatically – yes.

Who do you most admire and why?
My mum (seriously). Because she’s never failed to make the very best of an occasionally dodgy hand. Huge fortitude.

What jobs did you have before you started writing?
Ice cream salesman, deckchair attendant, lifeguard, prep school teacher (scripture and cricket), Radio Victory reporter, TV promotion scriptwriter, TV researcher, TV documentary director/producer, Oz TV cop series writer.

If your house was burning down what would you save?
Lin Rowden, the cats, a framed photo of the Otter estuary, me.

What do you do when you are not writing? How do you relax? What are your hobbies?
Sailing, cycling, nosing around, tussling with French, dreaming of the day Tony Blair resigns.

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Publication date

5th February 2009

Author

Graham Hurley

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Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

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Paperback

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780752884134

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