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The Order of Things

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781409153443

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 19th November 2015

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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The fourth novel in the Jimmy Suttle series, from ‘one of the UK’s finest crime novelists’ (INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY), author of LAST FLIGHT TO STALINGRAD

‘There is no-one writing better police procedurals today’ Sunday Telegraph

D/S Jimmy Suttle is called to a brutal murder in the picturesque Devon village of Lympstone. Harriet Reilly, a local GP, has been found disembowelled in the bedroom of her partner, climate scientist Alois Bentner.

Suttle’s estranged wife, Lizzie, has abandoned Portsmouth, moved to Exeter and returned to journalism, hearing rumours of a local GP offering mercy killings to patients meeting certain criteria. The name of the GP is Harriet Reilly.

So begins two investigations of the same crime. Operation Buzzard, with D/S Suttle at its heart, and Lizzie, piecing together her own version of the events that led to Harriet Reilly’s death.

The fourth novel in the Jimmy Suttle series is a story of ultimate betrayal, reaching much further and wider than its Devon roots.

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'This book more than lives up to the previous three. It succeeds on several levels. It is a superb police procedural... it is a very cleverly manipulated whodunnit, with a trickle-down conclusion that contains one final twist; away from the police station, we have some memorable characters who are convincing if not always likable; and lastly we have one of the nastiest and most menacing villains that you are likely to encounter.'
Hurley writes inch-perfect, matter-of-fact police procedurals, but he peoples them with an almost Dickensian cast that set the books way above most of his peers.
Sharon Wheeler, CRIMEREVIEW
A pleasurably intricate plot leads to a satisfying grotesque resolution, further enhancing the reputation of one of Britain's best-ever police procedural writers.
There are some mighty subjects explored here within the context of a brilliant police procedural thriller... wrapped up in a typically tight and gripping plot.
This is an excellent police procedural mystery with an intricate plot... Hurley gets better and better with every new title. Superb.
There is no-one writing better police procedurals today.
Sunday Telegraph
Graham Hurley's determination to look the seamy reality full in the face is refreshing because it is so rare ... Hurley's devastating account of Suttle's marriage is one of the best things he has done.
Daily Telegraph
Superior crime fiction
India Knight, Sunday Times