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He Kills Coppers

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781848946545

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 26th May 2011

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Historical Fiction

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August 1966, the long hot summer of World Cup euphoria is suddenly shattered by a brutal crime that shocks a nation seemingly at ease with itself. Three characters’ fates are irrevocably bound up with this event and consequences that reverberate across three decades. An ambitious detective dragged into intrigues of corruption. A gutter press journalist with a nose for a nasty story. And a disaffected petty criminal pushed over the edge by a violent crime that haunts him. An epic story that looks at morality and corruption on both sides of the law and at the very heart of the state.


Brilliant ... you won't be able to put it down.
Mark Sanderson, Sunday Telegraph Summer Reading
Many thought that Jake Arnott's debut, 'The Long Firm', was good but not quite as good as the hype tried to convince us it was. Frankly, Hemingway, Hammett and Greene together would have been hard pressed to come up with anything that good. His eagerly awaited follow-up, 'He Kills Coppers', has arrived - and it's better.
Time Out
Compelling ... Arnott is a writer of many shades and, as in his debut, The Long Firm, shows his penchant for combining challenging storylines with strong storytelling.
Max Davidson, Sunday Telegraph
Arnott is a craftsman at what he does, a real cabinetmaker of pulp fiction, with everything nicely dovetailed
Sunday Times
Scotland on Sunday
Propels Arnott further into a league of his own
Independent on Sunday
Literary Review
Easily as good, if not better, than the superb Long Firm ... A stylish tour-de-force
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