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Long Time Dead

by Tony Black

Long Time Dead Synopsis

Gus Dury is back on the drink. While in hospital after a hit-and-run accident, his best friend, Hod, asks him to investigate the ritual, on-campus hanging of an Edinburgh University student. The murder victim's mother is a high-profile actress, who has promised a big-money reward. Gus, desperate for money, goes undercover at the university, taking a janitor's job, and soon uncovers a similar ritualistic hanging which took place in the 70s. Few of the students are prepared to talk about it - until another one of their group turns up dead by the same method. But Gus now moves into very dangerous waters as he begins to discover what and who is really behind it all - and he becomes the next target for the executioner.

Long Time Dead Press Reviews

A dark, personal journey with convincingly raw emotions and a protagonist who is digging beyond rock bottom * Eurocrime 4 stars * From the word go, the no-nonsense cynicism of Dury is back and in full throttle ... Dury has the potential to be a long-running success story of Tartan Noir * Scotsman * If you've yet to discover the hardcore brilliance of Gus Drury, pour yourself a large one and start here * Daily Record * Ripping, gutsy prose and a witty wreck of a protagonist makes this another exceptionally compelling, bright and even original thriller from a writer yet to explode * Daily Mirror, 4 stars *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781848091849
Publication date: 3rd February 2011
Author: Tony Black
Publisher: Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 272 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Tony Black

Tony Black is an award-winning journalist, who has written for most of the national newspapers. He is the author of Paying for It, Gutted and Loss.

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