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    • ISBN:9781471904462
    • Publication date:14 Jul 2013

The Blood Runs Hot

By Donald Thomas

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'Strong on city life and the interplay between policemen and local politics' Independent

Two petrol bombs thrown on the Cakewalk promenade, a sports reporter and his bike rammed off a cliff, a policeman thrown through a plate-glass display window in the city centre and left to die. All this is 'a quiet summer weekend' in the dockland city of Canton and its Art Deco resort town of Ocean Beach.

Chief Inspector Sam Hoskins links the investigation of these crimes, but political chicanery hampers him on both sides: on the left is ambitious young Eve Ricard riding to national fame and fortune on 'women's issues, media bias, and insensitive policing'; to the right is the monstrously corrupt councillor and aged razor-boy Carmel Cooney, with his girls and clubs and rackets ...

'Strong on city life and the interplay between policemen and local politics' Independent

Biographical Notes

Richard Dacre (a pen name of Donald Thomas) was born in Somerset and educated at Queen's College, Taunton, and Balliol College, Oxford. He holds a personal chair in the University of Wales, Cardiff, now Cardiff University. His numerous crime novels include two collections of Sherlock Holmes stories and a hugely successful historical detective series written under the pen name Francis Selwyn and featuring Sergeant Verity of Scotland Yard, as well as gritty police procedurals written under the name of Richard Dacre. He is also the author of seven biographies and a number of other non-fiction works, and won the Gregory Prize for his poems, Points of Contact. He lives in Bath with his wife.

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  • ISBN: 9781471904479
  • Publication date: 14 Jul 2013
  • Page count: 256
  • Imprint: The Murder Room
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