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The Dead of Winter: A Ryan Kyd Thriller (Kindle Single) [Kindle Edition]

Roger Hurn
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Christmas Eve.

While the rest of London is celebrating, Private Investigator Ryan Kyd is drowning his sorrows in his local pub.

On his way back to the office to crash out on the sofa, he sees a woman being mugged in the street.

Her handbag has been stolen - and it contains a priceless necklace that she has borrowed from the auction house where she works. If she can’t get it back she faces not only losing her job, but a jail sentence as well.

Gallantly, Ryan Kyd comes to her rescue.

But he soon regrets his decision.

Nothing about the case is what it seems.

And as Christmas Day unfolds, Ryan is caught up in a dark conspiracy of passion, lies and theft.

Can he solve the mystery of the missing necklace?

Or will he end up among the Dead of Winter?

'The Dead of Winter' is a gripping crime thriller featuring the private investigator Ryan Kyd. It is the follow-up to the best-selling 'Business Is Murder' and 'Hand of Darkness'.

'A gripping crime thriller set in the heart of modern London.' - Tom Kasey, author of 'Trade Off'.

'An accomplished and entertaining slice of London noir.' - Robert Foster, author of 'The Lunar Code'.

'Ryan Kyd is becoming an addiction' - Jane Harvey-Berrick, author of 'The New Samurai'.

Roger Hurn has had over 70 books published. In his spare time Roger plays seven-a-side football and, to the horror of music lovers everywhere, guitar in a rock band.

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent publisher of digital books.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 470 KB
  • Print Length: 99 pages
  • Publisher: Endeavour Press Ltd. (29 Nov 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00H6LJ54S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #33,230 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tainted Love 12 Dec 2013
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`The Dead of Winter' is the third Ryan Kyd mystery I have read and, I believe, it is the most assured. Roger Hurn's noirish series goes from strength to strength. This story continues to demonstrate the author's trade marks: the fast paced narrative; the sharp and witty characterisation; the moral ambiguities; the crackling dialogue; the comic use of similes and the constant ability to surprise. Some revelations in this story I really didn't see coming despite the clues being cleverly hidden in plain sight.

Here Ryan Kyd embarks on a quixotic journey through the London landscape following the trail of a missing necklace of great historical and financial importance. The reader follows him into both opulent and bleak, sleazy settings. We encounter some great new characters and some familiar faces too. During the course of his investigations Ryan inevitably comes across dead bodies, victims of their own greed or naivety.

However, what moves this narrative into new territory is the development of Ryan Kyd's character. Roger Hurn gives us a much more complex protagonist, one in which the brash, cynical, outwardly arrogant façade begins to crack and we get a glimpse of a much more vulnerable, self deprecating, and at times, an almost alienated individual. A man capable of love, jealousy and betrayal, "... one that loved not wisely but too well".

The necklace itself is a fascinating symbol in that all the characters that come into contact with it, become, in one sense or another, tainted. Tainted love indeed!

Yes, another cracking story and another 5 star experience for the reader! Keep them coming!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dead of Winter 13 Dec 2013
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I really enjoyed the first two Ryan Kyd thrillers and this one did not disappoint. I liked the historical input of the stolen necklace being the original gift from Napoleon to Josephine as a token of his love. There were plenty of twists that I didn't see coming and overall I thought the plot was more complex and intriguing than the other two I read. So far I am finding this private detective series very enjoyable.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Best Ryan Kid 26 Dec 2013
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The Best Ryan Kid novel so far . Roger Hurn has really developed these novels and ` The Dead off Winter shows he really on top form now . The story is a humdinger and holds your attention all the way, with Ryan`s humourous take on life flowing within the story . Great stuff , looking forward to the next one .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dead of Winter 19 Dec 2013
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Got this on a whim & was pleasantly surprised. A fast paced novella that's easy reading and entertaining. The teaser for another of his work makes Mr Hurn IMO an author to watch out for
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book well worth reading! 4 Mar 2014
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Roger Hurn writes so well, that I could immediately picture all of the main players. Very easy reading, but very descriptive - can't wait to get started on the next book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Dead of Winter 17 Feb 2014
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Ryan Kyd seems to be his own worst enemy, but I do find these books a good read. You never know what is going to happen next. Just when you think everything is sorted, something throws a spanner in the works and off we go again. I think this is the third Ryan Kyd book I have read and have thoroughly enjoyed all of them. I would certainly recommend them.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good read 14 Feb 2014
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a very good old fashioned murder mystery, liked the characters, and the story, not too violent, but very entertaining. Would recommend this to all readers of murder mysteries.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read 10 Feb 2014
I absolutely love the Ryan Kyd books! This story is yet another brilliant page turner and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
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