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A House of Knives Breen & Tozer 2

by William Shaw

Part of the Breen and Tozer Series

A House of Knives Breen & Tozer 2 Synopsis

GET HIGH. FALL FAR. 'William Shaw is one of the great rising talents of UK crime fiction' Peter James 'If you're not a fan yet, why not?' Val McDermid 'Utterly nails the myth of the Swinging Sixties' Sun The Black Sheep The wayward son of a rising MP is mutilated and burnt in suspicious circumstances. The Honest Detective DS Cathal Breen dodges political embargo and death threats to pursue the case. The Rolling Stone Notorious art dealer Robert Fraser may provide the only clue - if only he will talk. And as Breen slips deeper into London's underground of hippies and heroin, he edges nearer to the secrets of those at the very top. Banished from a corrupt and fracturing system, he will finally be forced to fight fire with fire.

The Good Book Guide Review

London, November 1968. In Marylebone CID, some less-than-enlightened policing policies reign, with suspects routinely beaten up and the only woman working there on the point of resigning. Detective Sergeant Breen has a death threat in his in-tray, and a grossly mutilated corpse to deal with. The latter was the rebellious son of a high-profile MP, and familial associations are making the job very difficult for Breen. This impressive book is Shaw’s second in a new crime series.

A House of Knives Breen & Tozer 2 Press Reviews

It's a far out read, man. You'll dig it * Weekend Sport * A distinctive British crime drama, which benefits from a clear moral sense * Daily Mail * Excellent period yarn that tackles bent police, the dark side of hippiedom and utterly nails the myth of the Swinging Sixties * Sun * Insightful . . . a novel about the estrangement of fathers and sons, but Shaw has gone beyond that, creating an elegy for an entire alienated generation * New York Times *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781848667426
Publication date: 26th February 2015
Author: William Shaw
Publisher: riverrun an imprint of Quercus Publishing
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 480 pages
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About William Shaw

William Shaw has been shortlisted for the CWA Historical Dagger, longlisted for the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year and nominated for a Barry Award. A regular at festivals, he organises panel talks and CWA events across the south east. Shaw is the author of the acclaimed Breen & Tozer crime series: A Song from Dead Lips, A House of Knives, A Book of Scars and Sympathy for the Devil; and the standalone bestseller The Birdwatcher. He is writing a new crime series starring the character DS Alexandra Cupidi from The Birdwatcher, the first of which is Salt Lane. He worked ...

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