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A House of Knives By William Shaw

A House of Knives by William Shaw

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Summary

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

A House of Knives Summary

A House of Knives: the second Breen & Tozer mystery set in the corrupt underground of 60's London by William Shaw

GET HIGH. FALL FAR.

'An elegy for an entire alienated generation' New York Times
'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.

A House of Knives Reviews

'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 *
'Excellent period yarn that tackles bent police, the dark side of hippiedom and utterly nails the myth of the Swinging Sixties' Sun. * 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 *
'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 *
'It's a far out read, man. You'll dig it' Weekend Sport. * Weekend Sport *
'Well-drawn characters and a well-told plot keep the action taut and the pages turning' Choice. * Choice *

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 as a journalist for over twenty years and lives in Brighton.

Additional information

GOR011595976
9781782064206
1782064206
A House of Knives: the second Breen & Tozer mystery set in the corrupt underground of 60's London by William Shaw
Used - Like New
Hardback
Quercus Publishing
20140605
400
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