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'Martyn Waites is one of the brightest stars in the British crime writing firmament' John Connolly; 'Waites is shaping up as a compelling and confrontational challenger to the Brit Noir throne... bearing all the hallmarks of a master in the making' Bizarre; 'Waites stands out in the crowded field of young British noir writers' New York Times Book Review; 'An assured, powerful debut' Andrew Vachss; 'Disturbing... the psychological insights are carefully wrought and thoroughly convincing.' Booklist

About the Author

Martyn Waites was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He has tried many different professions: market trader, bar manager, stand-up comic, drama teacher. Following this last job he enrolled at drama school and trained as a professional actor. He started writing in the mid-nineties and now combines his acting and writing careers. He is also currently the Writer in Residence at Huntercombe Young Offenders Institute where he teaches creative writing and runs workshops.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 868 KB
  • Print Length: 233 pages
  • Publisher: Sphere (23 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GYIVWEK
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #210,072 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Format: Paperback
This is one great book i picked this up from a cheap book shop and boy im so glad i got it. Im going to get the other two of his books. Hes kept the book funny and serious. Plenty of bits to keep you laughing and plenty to make you wonder what will happen next. Fair enough its a short book but its really well written.
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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I first read Martyn Waites through the Joe Donovan books and enjoyed them very much - especially The Mercy Seat which I think is his best book to date.
This novel is typical of his style and as enjoyable as the Joe Donovan collection and recommend it as a good read.
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Format: Hardcover
noir is a stylised genre that has been done to death. or has it? if you take raymond chandler and transport him to late 20th century england, you might end up with martyn waites (if that isn't a cliche of its own). professional northern miserablist -i mean the protagonist, not the author- returns to the north east to cover a story, but there's something more sinister going on and here's the man to get to the bottom of it. drugs, sadism, ex-girlfriends, and lloyd cole references all add up to modern noir at its best, uk style. if you like the noir genre, you'll love this.
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