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The Dead Can't Talk: Gritty and tense thriller you can't put down by [Quantrill, Nick]
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4.3 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews

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About the Author

Nick Quantrill was born and raised in Hull, an isolated industrial city in East Yorkshire.After winning the HarperCollins 'Crime Tour' short story competition in 2006, he started to build a readership. Nick completed his first novel 'Broken Dreams.' Focusing on Hull's past and future; the novel looks at the death of the city's fishing industry and explores the problem of how the city can build a new future for itself. Nick's stories are both entertaining and thought provoking, and although the settings may be local to him, the ideas and issues resonate on a much wider basis.Nick has three novels published: Broken Dreams, The Late Greats, and The Crooked Beat.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 809 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Caffeine Nights Publishing (12 May 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01DWMXIYM
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #138,843 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I'd had this on my Kindle for months but hadn't got round to reading because of others that I wanted to read first. I wish I had read it earlier though. It kept my attention gripped right from the first page.
An ex Army ex prisoner, and the police woman who arrested him who is currently on sick leave, and isn't sure if she'll return to the force or not. An odd combination you may think, but they work together extremely well. A couple of corrupt cops, a dodgy politician, prostitutes, and general low lives go to make this a brilliant story.
The author certainly knows his way around Hull and the surrounding area, which for me adds to the excitement.
But, and this is a big but. The reason I've dropped a couple of stars is that unfortunately in the Kindle version there are so many typing mistakes and grammatical errors. This must obviously be down to the proof reader if in fact it was proof read in the first place!
However, it was a great read and it won't put me off reading more about Stone and Carver in the future.
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I listened to Nick Q when he gave a talk at York library and this prompted me to purchase this book. I did enjoy reading it although I was disappointed in the kindle edition as there were so many errors. I believe the person given the job of proof reading was either asleep or drunk!
I will read his other stories so it hasn't put me off.
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Didn't do much for me. Lots of annoying typo's. 2hrs 45 left. Wasn't gripping me enough to care what happened
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Power, corruption and lies would be a suitable sub-heading for Nick Quantrill’s hard-hitting crime novels. In The Dead Can’t Talk, as in his cracking Joe Geraghty trilogy, Quantrill tells the story of a criminal investigation which digs below the city of Hull’s surface to reveal a dirty underbelly.

The Dead Can’t Talk introduces us to two new protagonists – cop Anna Stone and ex- soldier Luke Carver. They are brought together to look into a murder, and an apparent suicide but all is not as it seems, of course.

Quantrill again gives us a perfectly paced criminal investigation but the tension is greater and the twist and turns are tighter this time. The characters are all typically well drawn, most notably the city of Hull itself. This is a novel of deceptive breadth and scope.

The Dead Can’t Talk is the start of what is sure to be another great social-realist crime fiction series from Nick Quantrill. Highly recommended.
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The Dead Can't Talk is Nick Quantrill's fourth novel. Nick's first three novels - all examples of British crime fiction at its finest - featured private detective, Joe Geraghty, so it was always going to be something of a risk to branch out into new characters. Crime writer Howard Linskey recently made it work, and Nick Quantrill has made it work too.

Readers of Quantrill's work will know that the city of Hull plays a major part in his writing. Hull is to Quantrill as Edinburgh is to Rankin - the city itself becoming a character in its own right.

The Hull of the Geraghty novels still exists in The Dead Can't Talk, except Hull is now a city recently crowned the UK City of Culture. This being so, political machinations abound as the city readies itself for the spotlight. At the same time, a bye election - a shoe-in for prospective MP Graham Holdroyd - is attracting all sorts of attention.

Into this arena come Luke Carver - ex-military, recently released from prison, a man of means and determination, a man seeking a purpose - and Anna Stone, a police officer recently put on gardening leave for her an indiscretion at work, and the woman responsible for Carver's incarceration. Anna's sister's apparent suicide several years earlier has always haunted her. and now she has some time on her hands, she is determined to find the truth.

When Carver is framed for the murder of the woman across the hall of the shabby house he shares, Stone and Carver's paths cross once again - each with a truth to lay bare.

And then there is Graham Holdroyd - prospective MP - what of him and the secrets he holds?

As Carver and Stone delve into the murky past of the city, they uncover a web of lies and deceit that goes right to the heart city's establishment.
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This was my 91st read this year so far and the first one to have me hooked 10 pages in!
It has a cracking mix of corruption, scandal, old skool vice and murder! The story never lets you go, it stays gripping from the first to the last page.
I had huge hopes for the character of Luke Carver, especially as he is ex-military. my husband served for 15 years and has only been out for 2 years. I felt this was a very honest & accurate portrayal of the difficulties many ex-military personnel face upon leaving the services. The character development, his attachments to the other characters & his attempts to fit into a civvie world is exceptionally well written & the writer has done an outstanding job.

I felt the main plot reminded me of the series band of gold slightly with its glimpses into the world of sex workers. Its scary, dark and gripping!
I would definitely recommend to anyone who enjoys a well written crime/thriller!
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