Red Riding Nineteen Seventy Four - Serpent's Tail Classics (Paperback)
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Red Riding Nineteen Seventy Four - Serpent's Tail Classics (Paperback)

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Jeanette Garland, missing Castleford, July 1969. Susan Ridyard, missing Rochdale, March 1972. Claire Kemplay, missing Morley, since yesterday. Christmas bombs and Lord Lucan on the run, Leeds United and the Bay City Rollers, The Exorcist and It Ain't Half Hot Mum. It's winter, 1974, Yorkshire, and Eddie Dunford's got the job he wanted - crime correspondent for the Yorkshire Evening Post. He didn't know it was going to be a season in hell. A dead little girl with a swan's wings stitched into her back. In Nineteen Seventy Four, David Peace brings the passion and stylistic bravado of an Ellroy novel to this terrifyingly intense journey into a secret history of sexual obsession and greed, and starts a highly acclaimed crime series that has redefined how the genre is approached.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781781259894
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 268 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm
Edition: Main - Classic Edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
Haunting evocations of 70s and 80s Yorkshire - interlinking tales of very fallible coppers, very noir hacks, very human killers * Observer *
1974 is raw and furiously alive, the literary equivalent of a hard right to the jaw -- George P. Pelecanos
Quite simply, this is the future of British crime fiction * Time Out *
Stunning...a brilliant first novel, written with tremendous pace and passion * Yorkshire Post *
A brilliant, unique voice -- John Simm
Peace has found his own voice - full of dazzling, intense poetry and visceral violence * Uncut *
The slow-burning, word-of-mouth success story of British publishing... These four books recreated the pervasive sense of terror and corruption with a hammering, semi-magical style loosely reminiscent of James Ellroy, but steeped in something far more bleak and English... the evil twin of Life On Mars... Peace may have succeeded in creating an enduring literature for a curiously undocumented area of Britain * Guardian *
Bleakly brilliant * Radio Times *
Compelling * Sunday Times *
He's in a class of his own in terms of ambition. He's trying to write these alternative histories of events we know quite well in a challenging way. The fact that he's dealing with very English subjects from Japan is very interesting -- Editor of Granta Magazine
A British crime master work. Required reading... * Maxim *
Original, difficult, brilliant * Observer *
Singular and memorable * Guardian *

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“1974”

With the forthcoming TV series imminent I thought I would just say that this is a really great crime novel from a truly great novelist.

Paperback edition
24th February 2009
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“1974”

1974 is a hard-hitting, rollercoaster of a novel that takes the reader on a journey to hell. Ostensibly it's a crime novel, following the increasingly desperate progress of a young ambitious journalist as he... More

Paperback edition
17th March 2009
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“1974”

It was great and I was also please to see Andrew Garfield on the cover despite the Eric from Lovejoy hairdo

Paperback edition
31st March 2009
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