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    • Publication date:05 Jun 2014
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A House of Knives

Breen & Tozer 2

By William Shaw

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An honest detective comprehends the corrupting influence of power in a crime thriller that portrays the dark side of the sixties.

GET HIGH. FALL FAR.

'Big treat in store for fans. And 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.

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  • ISBN: 9781782064220
  • Publication date: 29 May 2014
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  • Imprint: riverrun
'A first-rate police thriller set amidst the seamy underside of the swinging sixties ... The totemic year of '68 will never seem the same again' C. J. Sansom. — C. J. Sansom
'Well-drawn characters and a well-told plot keep the action taut and the pages turning' Choice. — Choice
'Breen ploughs on indomitably, while the British Establishment turns steadily against him. It makes this a distinctive British crime drama, which benefits from a clear moral sense - not altogether common in an era more used to Fifty Shades of Grey' Daily Mail. — Daily Mail
'Excellent period yarn that tackles bent police, the dark side of hippiedom and utterly nails the myth of the Swinging Sixties' Sun. — Sun
'It's a far out read, man. You'll dig it' Weekend Sport. — Weekend Sport
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