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Slow Motion Ghosts

Slow Motion Ghosts

A dark and labyrinthine thriller from a bold new voice in crime fiction It is 1981. Bringing the trademark imagination of his acclaimed early novels, Jeff Noon has delivered a police procedural with a difference - an intricate, twisting crime novel that pulls you in and doesn't l... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780857525611
Barcode 9780857525611
Published 24 January 2019 by Transworld Publishers
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Noon, Jeff
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ISBN-13 9780857525611
ISBN-10 0857525611
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Imprint Doubleday
Publication Date 24 January 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Noon, Jeff
Category Modern Fiction
Adventure / Thriller
Crime & Mystery Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 35mm
Weight 611g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress London England - Fiction - History - 20th century
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 921967

Description of this Book

A dark and labyrinthine thriller from a bold new voice in crime fiction It is 1981. London is bruised by austerity, social unrest and racial tension, and the police are at war. Anger has erupted in the Brixton Riots and is finding expression in protest, anarchy and punk. For Detective Inspector Hobbes, the battle lines are being redrawn within his own ranks as right and wrong are clouded by prejudice. Into this mess comes a murder. A promising young singer has been maimed and killed and the artistry of the crime is disturbing. On the hunt for the killer, Hobbes begins an investigation that will lead him deep into a subculture hidden beneath the everyday. A cult of personality that hides from the problems of the city and escapes to a world of its own, a world that is at once seductive and devastating. How far will Hobbes have to go to learn the truth? And how many more must die before he does? Bringing the trademark imagination of his acclaimed early novels, Jeff Noon has delivered a police procedural with a difference - an intricate, twisting crime novel that pulls you in and doesn't let go. Jeff Noon is the author of six acclaimed novels, Vurt, Pollen, Automated Alice, Nymphomation, Needle in the Groove and Falling Out of Cars, as well as two collections of short fictions, and is also the crime fiction reviewer for The Spectator. He lives in Brighton.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The obsessive world of pop culture becomes a dangerous, dark, bewitching place in Noon's utterly brilliant crime fiction debut. * William Shaw * `Constantly surprising, the novel takes the form of the police procedural and pushes it in a variety of unexpected directions' * Spectator * Noon's storytelling is assured and compelling ... it's a belter * Guardian * `Constantly surprising, the novel takes the form of the police procedural and pushes it in a variety of unexpected directions' * Spectator *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Jeff Noon trained in the visual arts and drama and was active on the post-punk music scene before becoming a playwright, and then a novelist. His novels include Vurt, Pollen, Automated Alice, Nymphomation, Needle in the Groove, Falling Out of Cars, Channel SK1N, Mappalujo (with Steve Beard), A Man of Shadows, and the The Body Library. He has also published two collections of short fiction, Pixel Juice and Cobralingus. He lives in Brighton.

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