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Birdman by Mo Hayder
  

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Jack Caffery is a cop with a twisted past and cases that border on the bizarre and gruesome. When bodies in which small birds have been sewn into the victim's chest cavity surface, his life takes another dangerous direction.

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Synopsis

Birdman by Mo Hayder

Greenwich, south-east London Detective Inspector Jack Caffery - young, driven, unshockable - is called to one of the most gruesome crime scenes he has ever seen. Five young women have been ritualistically murdered and dumped on wasteland near the Dome. Subsequent post-mortems reveal a singular, horrific signature linking the victims. Soon Caffery realizes that he is on the trail of that most dangerous offender: a serial killer. Beset by animosity within the police force, haunted by the memory of a very personal death long ago, Caffery employs every weapon forensic science can offer to hunt him down. Because he knows that it is only a matter of time before this sadistic killer strikes again...


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Not for the faint-hearted... what sets Birdman apart is Hayder's talent Sunday Express A first-class shocker... a frightening mix of forensics, thrills, analytical police work and poetic images... a young writer in touch with her dark side and a major new talent Guardian Wickedly constructed... Her cast of suspects is the most spooky since Dickens... The detail, if you can stomach it, is fascinating Daily Telegraph Hayder's vibrant narrative and crunchy characterisation propel the book along to its denouement with fearsome velocity The Times


About the Author

Mo Hayder

After leaving school at fifteen, Mo Hayder worked as a barmaid, security guard, film-maker, hostess in a Tokyo club, educational administrator and teacher of English as a foreign language in Asia. She has an MA in creative writing from Bath Spa University, where she now teaches.

She is the author of Birdman, The Treatment, which won the 2001 WHSmith Thumping Good Read Award, and Tokyo, all published by Bantam Books.

In 2011 Mo Hayder was shortlisted for the CWA Dagger in the Library, awarded to an author for a body of work.

Maxim Jakubowski's view on DI JACK CAFFERY...

A London cop in self-exile in Bristol who is running from his past, now working in tandem with a local female police diver. Not for the faint-hearted, a series that explores the heart of darkness and chills to the bones. SKIN is the 4th in the series.

Jack Caffery series:
1. Birdman (2000)
2. The Treatment (2001)
3. Ritual (2008)

4. Skin (2009)

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Publication date

1st November 2008

Author

Mo Hayder

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Publisher

Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group) an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9780553820461

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