Nighthawking: Signed Edition (Hardback)Russ Thomas (author)
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The author of former Waterstones Thriller of the Month Firewatching delivers another scorching blast of Sheffield Noir as DS Adam Tyler becomes embroiled in the esoteric world of ‘night hawkers,’ nocturnal treasure hunters bent on unearthing ancient relics.
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The newest novel by the author of Firewatching, by 'a bold and brilliant new voice in crime fiction'
Sheffield's beautiful Botanical Gardens - an oasis of peace in a world filled with sorrow, confusion and pain. And then, one morning, a body is found in the Gardens. A young woman, dead from a stab wound, buried in a quiet corner. Police quickly determine that the body's been there for months. It would have gone undiscovered for years - but someone just sneaked into the Gardens and dug it up.
Who is the victim? Who killed her and hid her body? Who unburied her? And who laid two ancient Roman coins over her eyes?
In his quest to find her murderer, DS Adam Tyler will find himself drawn into the secretive world of nighthawkers: treasure-hunters who operate under cover of darkness, seeking the lost and valuable... and willing to kill to keep what they find.
That which was lost... will always be found again
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Number of pages: 448
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm
Praise for Russ Thomas and Firewatching:
'In the clever and compulsive Firewatching, DS Adam Tyler navigates a complex cast of villains and victims in a cold case that suddenly turns very, very hot.' - Louise Candlish
'A pitch-perfect blend of the best of the old and the best of the new . . . I loved it.' - Lee Child
'Devoured in three days. A cracking read with a terrific new detective lead. Red hot debut for 2020.' - Sarah Hilary
'I loved Firewatching. Russ Thomas is a bold and brilliant new voice in crime fiction, his talent blazes as fiercely as the flames that rage through his book. Really wonderful, imaginative writing.' - Kate Rhodes
'A fantastic read with a plot that left me guessing and a cast of very real and well imagined characters.' - James Delargy
'A great read. Totally absorbed me.' - Cass Green
'Intelligent, pacy and compelling, it's everything you could want from a crime novel.' - Sarah Ward, author of the DC Childs mysteries
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