______________'Imagine True Detective, with its nightmarishly-unsettling murder investigation, but set in the south of England in the 1980s, then youre some way to getting a handle on the rather unique tone Noon has brought to this crime story' IndependentA viciously occult murder.A curious clue left on the body.The soundtrack to the murder still playing..._____________It is 1981 and Detective Inspector Henry Hobbes is still reeling in the aftermath of the fire and fury of the Brixton riots. The battle lines of society - and the police force - are being redrawn on a daily basis.With the certainties of his life already sorely tested, a brutal murder will shake his beliefs to their very core once more. The manner of the death and its staged circumstances pose many questions to which there are no obvious answers.To track the murderer, Hobbes must cross boundaries into a subculture hidden beneath the everyday world he thought he knew. His investigation takes him into a twisted reality, whi...
|Title||:||Slow Motion Ghosts|
|Number of Pages||:||384 pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Slow Motion Ghosts Reviews
I’m a fan of this author after the quirky mind blowing Nyquist novels, this time he enters the world of more grounded mystery but still that noir feel and off kilter sense remains. I loved this.
The setting is evocative, in the time of the Brixton riots, when the police were objects of suspicion, casual racism was rife and Thatcher was in her prime. Into this comes Henry Hobbes, already at odds with the world he lives in, ahead of his time in many ways. A shocking murder will test his will and no ...more
I think maybe I need a new shelf for 'disappointing crime novels' as I seem to have read so many recently. Given Noon's admirable track reckon in science fiction, I had high hopes for this but alas they were not to be fulfilled. Despite it's 400 or so pages it all just seems very sketchy, plot, characters, setting all very much underwritten. It's not just I didn't care what happened to the characters but that I could barely remember who they were from chapter to chapter. Adding to the mess there ...more
One of the finest crime novels I've read in a long time. Set just after the Brixton riots, Detective Inspector Hobbes has been sent to a new police station in London (there has been controvesy at his previous station). The brutal murder of a musician tests him and the men and women who find themselves working with Hobbes, who is a pariah to those around him.
Noon captures the period perfectly, I love the blend of 70's glam rock and the upheaval created by Thatcher's government, riots, mass unempl ...more
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