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by James Henry

Part of the DI Nick Lowry Series

Blackwater Synopsis

'A fast-moving thriller. I was totally absorbed by it' ELLY GRIFFITHS 'Vivid and compelling, with great evocation of the 1980s period' PETER JAMES 'A masterclass in place and landscape' CHRISTIE WATSON PERFECT FOR FANS OF PETER JAMES AND STUART MACBRIDE. January 1983, Blackwater Estuary A new year brings a new danger to the Essex shoreline. An illicit shipment, bound for Colchester - 100 kilograms of powder that will frantically accelerate tensions in the historic town, and leave its own murderous trace. Detective Inspector Nick Lowry, and his fellow officers Daniel Kenton and Jane Gabriel must now develop a tolerance to one another, and show their own substance, to save Britain's oldest settlement from a new, unsettling enemy.

Blackwater Press Reviews

A masterclass in place and landscape. -- Christie Watson A fast-moving thriller with strong characters, dark humour and a terrific sense of place. I was totally absorbed by it. * Elly Griffiths * Brilliantly engineered police procedural. * Daily Mirror * A palpable hit . . . [a] dark, but glittering pearl. -- Barry Forshaw on First Frost A brilliant read, I can't recommend it highly enough. -- Martina Cole on First Frost This is great stuff. -- Peter Robinson on First Frost The smell of the marshes permeates every page . . . This is old-style policing set in an interesting period, and it's an encouraging start to what is likely to be an engaging series. -- Geoffrey Wansell * Daily Mail * Perfectly structured, authentically bred from its bleak and watery setting, Blackwater gives us a new Essex reimagined as a noir landscape. -- Lawrence Osborne, author of The Forgiven James Henry has done it again with another taut, highly atmospheric police procedural! -- Simon Kernick Vivid and compelling, with great evocation of the 1980s period. -- Peter James

Book Information

ISBN: 9781780879802
Publication date: 5th February 2021
Author: James Henry
Publisher: riverrun an imprint of Quercus Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 496 pages
Categories: Crime & mystery, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About James Henry

James Henry is the pen name for James Gurbutt, who has written four prequels to R D Wingfield's popular Frost series. He works in publishing, and lives in Essex.

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