Nineteen Seventy-Four: The Red Riding Quartet, Book One

Author:   David Peace
Publisher:   Random House USA Inc
Volume:   1
ISBN:  

9780307455086


Pages:   295
Publication Date:   10 February 2009
Format:   Paperback
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Nineteen Seventy-Four: The Red Riding Quartet, Book One


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The first installment of David Peace's electrifying Red Riding Quartet vividly brings to life a gritty, dangerous working class city tormented by a series of brutal murders. Nineteen Seventy-Four follows Eddie Dunford, the newly minted crime correspondent for the Yorkshire Post. His first story is about Clare Kemplay, a young girl recently found brutally murdered. While the police department and other crime reporters at the newspaper believe it's an isolated incident, Eddie finds a pattern between Clare's disappearance and those of other girls from a few years earlier. Despite his better judgment, and against the advice of others, he starts to dig deep. What he finds is a nightmare of corruption, violence, blackmail, and obsession that ultimately leads to a shocking, explosive conclusion.

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Author:   David Peace
Publisher:   Random House USA Inc
Imprint:   Random House Inc
Volume:   1
Dimensions:   Width: 13.30cm , Height: 1.90cm , Length: 20.30cm
Weight:   0.227kg
ISBN:  

9780307455086


ISBN 10:   0307455084
Pages:   295
Publication Date:   10 February 2009
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unknown
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
Limited stock is available. It will be ordered for you and shipped pending supplier's limited stock.

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A bundle of spastic nerves and jumpy tempos, hard to hold in your hand but harder to put down. --@lt;i@gt;The New York Times Book Review@lt;/i@gt; David Peace is the future of crime fiction. . . . A fantastic talent. --Ian Rankin @lt;b@gt;Nineteen Seventy-Four@lt;/b@gt; is raw and furiously alive, the literary equivalent of a hard right to the jaw. David Peace has delivered the finest crime fiction debut of the year. --George Pelecanos Peace's stunning debut has done for the county what Raymond Chandler and James Ellroy did for L.A. . . . A brilliant first novel, written with tremendous pace and passion. --@lt;i@gt;Yorkshire Post@lt;/i@gt; (UK)


A bundle of spastic nerves and jumpy tempos, hard to hold in your hand but harder to put down. <i>The New York Times Book Review</i> David Peace is the future of crime fiction. . . . A fantastic talent. Ian Rankin <b>Nineteen Seventy-Four</b> is raw and furiously alive, the literary equivalent of a hard right to the jaw. David Peace has delivered the finest crime fiction debut of the year. George Pelecanos Peace's stunning debut has done for the county what Raymond Chandler and James Ellroy did for L.A. . . . A brilliant first novel, written with tremendous pace and passion. <i>Yorkshire Post</i> (UK)


A bundle of spastic nerves and jumpy tempos, hard to hold in your hand but harder to put down. <br>-- The New York Times Book Review <br> David Peace is the future of crime fiction. . . . A fantastic talent. <br>--Ian Rankin <br> Nineteen Seventy-Four is raw and furiously alive, the literary equivalent of a hard right to the jaw. David Peace has delivered the finest crime fiction debut of the year. <br>--George Pelecanos <br> Peace's stunning debut has done for the county what Raymond Chandler and James Ellroy did for L.A. . . . A brilliant first novel, written with tremendous pace and passion. <br>-- Yorkshire Post (UK)


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David Peace is the author of The Red Riding Quartet, GB84, The Damned Utd and Tokyo Year Zero. He was chosen as one of Granta's 2003 Best Young British Novelists, and has received the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the German Crime Fiction Award, and the French Grand Prix de Roman Noir for Best Foreign Novel. Born and raised in Yorkshire, he has lived in Tokyo since 1994.

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