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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.

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The latest instalment from Graham Hurley sees Faraday and Winter pitted against each other in another fantastic police procedural. Gruesome murders and crime lords with grudges bring more crime to the city of Portsmouth. Hurley is so convincing and so descriptive you will never want to visit the seaside town for fear of what might happen to you!

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 Belinda Bauer, Simon Kernick and Hilary Norman.

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Synopsis

No Lovelier Death by Graham Hurley

A judge and his wife go away on holiday and lose everything. While they are away their 17-year-old daughter throws a party, it goes out of control, there is a riot and she and her boyfriend are murdered. A massive police investigation, stretching the force's rescources to breaking point, is launched with D/I Faraday in charge.

The judge's neighbour who has promised to keep a eye on things while he was away feels he owes the man a debt. And he has his own reputation to think about. He wants the name of the killer. The neighbour? Bazza McKenzie, a man who made his fortune supplying the city with class-A drugs. The man in his organisation charged with getting the job done? Ex D/C Paul Winter.

In Graham Hurley's gripping new crime thriller Faraday and Winter are finally on the opposite sides of the law. But they're both after the same thing. Paul Winter is treading his most dangerous line yet.

Reviews

'Another gripping chronicle of crime in Portsmouth... A vivid portrait of a decadent society in which even the local criminal thinks crime is out of control' LITERARY REVIEW

'Portsmouth has provided rich pickings for this British author with its history and pride... Joe Faraday's ninth outing opens like an episode of Skins but Hurley expands to explore our need to belong.' ESQUIRE

'It's a mystery in itself why Hurley is not better known as a crime writer. His Joe Faraday police procedural novels are spot on - well-written and plotted, utterly convincing and really exciting... An excellent and complex crime novel' DAILY MAIL

'Faraday's gloom was a nice way to set off the decline of modern Britain, and Portsmouth a perfect petri dish of a setting for Hurley's perceptive eye, sharp ear, and sensitivity to all his characters... To my mind, this is the most undervalued of all the British police series, its arguably the most consistently interesting , and it's certainly as entertaining as any.' CRIME TIME

'Hurley never disappoints and here proves his standing as one of the UK's finest crime novelists.'
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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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Book Info

Publication date

19th February 2009

Author

Graham Hurley

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Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

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Hardback

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9780752868851

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