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Roses, Roses (Harpur & Iles Mysteries)

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Megan Harpur took the train back from London to tell her husband she was leaving him for another man. By the time Detective Chief Superintendent Colin Harpur discovered her in the station parking lot in the early hours of the morning, there was nothing anyone could do. Who had committed this savage killing? What did Megan's lover's nervous, secret activities have to do with it? The crime confronts Harpur with the most unnerving case of his career. "Bill James's Harpur and Iles books are deliciously unsavoury: a brilliant combination of almost Jacobean savagery and sexual betrayal with a tart comedy of contemporary manners. A stylised world that is several moves from reality, and about as real as you can get." — John Harvey, "The Crime Writer's Crime Writer," "There is nothing else quite like this series of police procedurals. James is concerned with the dilemmas and difficulties of policing Britain's inner cities, and he addresses these in hard-edged narratives that leave readers gasping and flinching, praying the people in these stories never come to live in their streets....It's all delivered in a ferociously poetic voice that is uniquely Bill James." — [London], "100 Masters of Crime"; "James makes his grimmest, most acid sortie yet into the tangled domestic and working lives of his ferocious fuzz."--John Coleman, [London]

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"Bill James writes a superior brand of police procedural about a steely English detective named Colin Harpur, but he has never written a story as cold, dark and dangerously funny as ."--Marilyn Stasio --

Synopsis:

When Detective Colin Harpur discovers the body of his wife in the train station parking lot in the early hours of the morning, he sets out to discover who committed the savage killing. What do Megan's lover's nervous, secret activities have to do with it?

About the Author

Bill James has been called "the Elmore Leonard of Britain's underworld" (Kirkus Reviews) and has been named a "Master of Crime" in a mystery roundup by the London Sunday Times, which said, "There is nothing else quite like this series of police procedurals. James is concerned with the dilemmas and difficulties of policing Britain's inner cities, and he addresses these in hard-edged narratives that leave readers gasping and flinching, praying the people in these stories never come to live in their streets." In addition to the Harpur and Iles series, James is the author of other mystery series and a book on Anthony Powell. He lives in Wales.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393319255
Author:
James, Bill
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Police
Subject:
England
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Police Procedural
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Series
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Harpur, colin (fictitious character)
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Foul Play Press Paperback
Series:
Harpur & Iles Mysteries
Publication Date:
19990831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.25x4.57x.53 in. .31 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "Bill James writes a superior brand of police procedural about a steely English detective named Colin Harpur, but he has never written a story as cold, dark and dangerously funny as ."--Marilyn Stasio --
"Synopsis" by , When Detective Colin Harpur discovers the body of his wife in the train station parking lot in the early hours of the morning, he sets out to discover who committed the savage killing. What do Megan's lover's nervous, secret activities have to do with it?
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