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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: No Exit Press (25 April 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1842439626
  • ISBN-13: 978-1842439623
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.6 x 19.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 116,804 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Howard Linskey's debut novel 'The Drop' was a Times newspaper 'Top 5 Thriller of the Year' in 2011 and his follow-up 'The Damage' a 'Top 12 Best Summer Read' in the same newspaper in 2012. His Newcastle based crime stories have been optioned for television by David Barron, producer of the Harry Potter films, for his Runaway Fridge Productions. Howard's latest novel 'The Dead' Completes the David Blake trilogy.

Howard has worked as a barman, journalist, catering manager and marketing manager for a celebrity chef, as well as in a variety of sales and account management jobs. He has written for newspapers, magazines and web sites on a number of subjects. Howard is a very long-suffering Newcastle United fan. Originally from Ferryhill in County Durham, Howard now lives in Hertfordshire with his wife Alison and daughter Erin.

Howard's web site is www.howardlinskey.com

Howard is published by 'No Exit' http://www.noexit.co.uk/titles.php/itemcode/537

Howard Linskey's Blog is at:
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'A Tyneside Dashiell Hammett to put Martina Cole firmly in her place.' - The Times

'Howard Linskey does for Newcastle what Ian Rankin has done for Edinburgh' - New York Journal of Books

'An exhilarating and wild ride through the dark and mean streets of Newcastle, bringing to mind the terrifying rush of Goodfellas as well as the urban noir of George Pelecanos... a white knuckle read.' -- - Catholic Herald (2 July)

About the Author

Howard Linskey has worked as a barman, journalist, catering manager and marketing manager for a celebrity chef, as well as in a variety of sales and account management jobs. He has written for newspapers, magazines and websites on a number of subjects. The Drop was Howard's debut novel, published by No Exit in 2011, followed in 2012 by The Damage. Originally from Ferryhill in County Durham, he now lives in Hertfordshire with his wife Alison and daughter Erin.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dj Barber on 19 Aug 2013
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Having read the previous 2 novels by Howard Linskey, starring his lovable gangster David Blake, I was hoping for a great novel but what I got was a fantastic one. Linskey has really upped his game with this third installment and anyone who has read the previous ones is in for a real treat.

The Dead is a fantastic read from start to finish.

Anyone who hasn't read The Drop and The Damage should do themselves a favour and get reading them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By BookBunny on 11 Sep 2013
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Life as a gangster has been going well for David Blake. Years have passed and his daughter is almost two, he has settled easily into domestic life with Sarah Mahoney, business is doing well, and no one has died... Until he gets arrested for the murder of a police officer's daughter. Not long after, his bent accountant is arrested for the brutal rape and murder of a child. Amongst all the events taking place, Davey is summoned to the UK home of an über rich Russian oligarch and pressure is put on him to use his narcotics supply route via Amsterdam to smuggle a "Joe" into Russia to kick start his plan to overthrow the Russian government. On two separate occasions, Davey is marched to a secluded spot for imminent execution, only to be saved at the last moment. No longer can he refer to himself as a "plastic" gangster as he has thoroughly immersed himself in his new role. Amongst all the mayhem, Davey desperately searches for the truth around his father's disappearance and subsequent death, only to he confronted with some harsh truths. The only way he can see matters resolving is if he dies, and a lot of thought and planning is put in place to deal with that possible eventuality. Without a doubt, this book is the best of the three. Linskey tackles some very topical issues in the book such as money laundering, terrorism, the life and influence of an exiled oligarch, not to mention the daily problems of a crime boss. The writing is fabulous. The characters are likeable and utterly believable (Palmer is now my hero with his ex-SAS background). And the storyline it magnificently unpredictable and thrilling. Whatever you do, read this book and make sure you read the other two first. It will make it so much more enjoyable. I can't wait for the next one. Well done Howard Linskey!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Racingsteve on 30 July 2013
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Excellent third in a series. Almost certainly the best of the three and highly recommended, more so if you're from the Newcastle area.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A. D. A. Davis on 16 July 2013
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This is the third of the David Blake books and, in my opinion, the best. Once again, we are thrown headlong into the action from the outset with grizzly murder that succeeds in unsettling first the Northumbria police constabulary and then, by extension, the local criminal underworld. This in turn sets in motion half a dozen interconnected story lines that thread their way inexorably through the book delivering plenty of trouble (plus some thorny moral issues) for Blake along the way. A page turner in its purest sense, this is an intelligent and beautifully constructed read and another triumph for Howard Linskey.
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By Pauline on 7 July 2014
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great
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By THOMAS MAIN on 2 July 2014
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Quite a good book if you are into this type of reading but a bit slow in places bur overall a nice book for the holidays
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By CD on 26 April 2014
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Bought first of the trilogy while it was on special offer, enjoyed it and immediately bought the other two (Damage & Dead) so I could read back-to-back.

Well paced, good style, gripping story and strong characters.
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I have really enjoyed the 3 books, and this one is upto the same standard as the previous two, I only hope that Mr Linskey may continue the series or is this the last we hear of David Blake ???? I hope not !!!!!
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