debuts of the month
Search our site
Turn a Blind Eye by Vicky Newham Read the opening extract of the brand new Vicky Newham book before its publication on 05/04/2018

Good People by Ewart Hutton
  

Good People

Crime / Mystery   Thriller / Suspense   Debuts of the Month   eBook Favourites   
Download an extract Discuss on Facebook Discuss this book on our Crime/Mystery/Thriller Facebook group Share this book

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

February 2013 Debut of the Month.

Shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger 2012.

Glyn Capaldi joins the ranks of ace, flawed cops in his first outing among the God-fearing 'good people' of a Welsh sheep farming community. Recently demoted from a position in Cardiff and very unpopular in his new environment, he is a great creation in what promises to be a great new series. Interestingly written in the first person, it is full of twists and surprises that grab you in from the start - highly recommended.

If you like Ewart Hutton you might also like to read books by Peter Robinson, Reginald Hill and Peter James.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

Win Shetland DVDs SIGNED by Douglas Henshall!

Based on the novels by Ann Cleeves and starring Douglas Henshall, we have copies of Shetland the complete series 1-4 and Shetland Series 4 to give away to 3 lucky winners courtesy of ITV Studios Global Entertainment.

Each prize comprises of 2 Shetland DVD sets, the boxset from series 1-4 and then series 4, totalling 8 discs with a rrp of almost £60! Both sets will be signed by the star of the Shetland Series, Douglas Henshall.

To have a chance of winning one of these fantastic prizes, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter, multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once.

The draw closes on 26 April 2018. The winners will be notified by 8 May 2018.

Good luck!

Enter prize draw Draw closes: 26/04/2018

Synopsis

Good People by Ewart Hutton

Fallen from grace in Cardiff and exiled to be the catch-all detective in the big bit in the middle that God gave to the sheep. A place where nothing of any significance is meant to happen, a place where supposedly he can do little harm. But crime and trouble have a way of catching-up with Capaldi. Six men and a young woman disappear into the night. They don't all reappear. The ones that do are good people with a good explanation. Only Capaldi remains unconvinced. In the face of opposition from the locals, he delves deeper and starts to uncover a network of conflicts, betrayals and depravity that resonates below the outwardly calm surface of rural respectability. D.S. Capaldi is back in the saddle.

Reviews

'GOOD PEOPLE's corkscrew plot skewers small-town hypocrisy with a wry smile and a sniff of disgust. An entertaining debut with more stings in the tail than a bag of scorpions.'
VAL McDERMID

'a terrific novel that blows a fresh breath in to crime fiction ... as if Ian Rankin had been transported to Wales'
crimesquad.com

'A cross between Frost and Hot Fuzz ... one of the most interesting and enjoyable crime books I've read for a long time'
reviewingtheevidence.com

'I read it in two sittings and was well rewarded. Twists and turns made the plot lively and fast paced'
NEW BOOKS MAG

About the Author

Ewart Hutton

Ewart Hutton was born and raised in and around Glasgow before slipping south to university in Manchester, and then on to diverse occupations in London. He has won numerous awards and prizes for his radio plays which have been produced for BBC Radio 4, RTE, and Radio Clyde. His stage play The Making of Forfar Athletic's Austrian Supporters Club won the joint Traverse Theatre and Scottish Television Enterprise's Comedy Play Competition, and his play Letters from Ezra was a joint winner of the Croydon Warehouse Theatre's International Playwriting Festival. He now lives on the Welsh Marches with his wife Annie. Good People is his first novel.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

31st January 2013

Author

Ewart Hutton

More books by Ewart Hutton
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Blue Door an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
336 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
Thriller / Suspense
Debuts of the Month
eBook Favourites

Crime & mystery

ISBN

9780007483549

It's a lively, independent website with reviews, recommendations and more - with a huge range of books available to buy in all formats.

Alison Layland

Lovereading is not only an amazing site, but it's one of my very favourites. It's like visiting a fascinating bookstore, but better.

Rebecca Jayne Barrett

I 'Lovereading' because it lets me see what new books are around with a detailed synopsis and readers' reviews.

Judith Sharp

Books of the month/debuts of the month, kids/adults, fiction/non-fiction, free prize draws and free extracts, what's not to love?

Emma Smith

Lovereading is an amazing place to be, the website is wonderful and to me if I'm sad I'll go here and it cheers me up!

Sophia Upton

I love that Lovereading handpicks very special debut reads.

Magda North

I love reading books I wouldn't normally choose before everyone else gets to read them!

Dawn Lynch

If you love reading, then you'll love Lovereading! Full of tips & info for every discerning reader.

Lynne Rapson

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools