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Death Call (A Shot of Modern Noir Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

T.S. O'Rourke
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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It was all he could do to stop his hangover from spilling out onto the victim as he studied her neck and what he made out to be the initial puncture wound in her abdomen. From that point, he thought, she had been opened like an envelope with a paper knife, revealing a mess of entrails and blood.

With a deranged serial killer on the loose, Detective Sergeant Dan Carroll and his new partner Detective Constable Samuel Grant find themselves trawling the seedy side of London in search of a brutal killer who preys on prostitutes.

A Shot of Modern Noir.

T.S. O'Rourke's writing has been declared powerful, beautiful and hard-boiled by both readers and critics alike.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 281 KB
  • Print Length: 183 pages
  • Publisher: Breffni Books (24 July 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003X978GO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #166,162 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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T.S. O'Rourke was born in 1968 and has lived in Ireland, the UK, Australia and Sweden, where he has worked as a journalist, copywriter, brand specialist and PR guy.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great read 3 Jan. 2013
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i picked this book at random as i couldnt decide what to read next..
i'm glad i did choose it..

183 pages long so a pretty quick read really, but a great story line, and good ending.. the first book i've read by this author and i will be looking out for more...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Really couldn't put it down. 18 July 2012
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Having been reading 'female' literature for a week, I started on this and I was hooked, couldn't put it down. Yes, the main detective is a bit of a cliche,and together with his sidekick, they made very literary stereotyres. Despite that,I still wanted to read more......
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3.0 out of 5 stars Promising start to a new detective series 13 April 2012
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The book is about a series of killings of prostitutes in London. Two detectives Grant and Carroll are investigating. They have been put together to work as nobody else will work with them. Grant is by the book, whilst Carroll has a reputation of being a wildcard. A lot of cliches are used in this book and it can be quite obvious sometimes that this is one of the author's first novels. There is a slight American feel to some parts of the book regarding the makeup of the police department, but the process of examining the evidence seemed quite authentic.
That being said, I really enjoyed it. It wasn't the most challenging of reads but the characters rang true, and some of the use of language was impressive and bodes well for the future. I was disappointed how short the novel was, I finished it in one day. I would be interested in reading any sequels to this novel and seeing how this author progresses.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Cracker of a book 29 Feb. 2012
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I hate it when I read " I couldn't put this book down" because I always find myself let down. However, in this case If I had read that sentence about "Death Call" I would have had to agree with it. I was hooked on it from the start. It has pace throughout and vivid descriptions of both the crimes and the two totally different people who, by virtue of their job, have to work together to solve them. it's a very readable crime novel and, personally, I found it almost a throwback to the likes of John Creasey. If you like a decent 'tec book get this one. One quibble, a couple of the(thankfully short) sex scenes could have been omitted without any detriment to the book. I am looking forward to reading the next one in the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A+++ 9 Mar. 2013
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Cant actually recall reading this yet, but it arrived promptly with very little fuss. I look forwards to getting round to it
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