The Burning Men - DI Alex Finn (Hardback)
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The Burning Men - DI Alex Finn (Hardback)

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'AN UNMISSABLE DEBUT' Sunday Express Magazine

'A GRIPPING DEBUT (...) YOU WON'T WANT IT TO END' Heat

THE FIRST IN A PHENOMENAL NEW SERIES FEATURING DI ALEX FINN AND DC MATTIE PAULSEN.

Perfect for fans of Mark Billingham, Peter James and Peter Robinson.

When a development in South London catches fire mid-construction, a close-knit team of fire fighters runs in to save a man spotted at the window.

They come out without a body. They quit the service. They plan never to speak to each other again.

Five years later one of them is set alight at his own wedding. Soon after, a second is found, nothing but a smoking corpse. It appears that someone knows what they did that night. What they chose over their duty. And there are still three men left to burn . . .

DI Alex Finn and his new partner DC Mattie Paulsen are an unlikely pairing, but they need to discover who is behind these killings before the next man faces the fire.

This is first in Will Shindler's Finn and Paulsen series - a British detective series that ranks with Mark Billingham, M.J. Arlidge, Stuart MacBride.

***Order the second novel in the Finn and Paulsen series, THE KILLING CHOICE, now!***

REAL READERS ARE LOVING THE BURNING MEN

RATED 4.5 STARS ON NETGALLEY

'Well-constructed and cleverly penned, this is one that starts strongly, continues powerfully and ends with a very satisfying bang. It's about consequences, consciences and morals intertwined with some gruesome scenes and a thumping good ride'

'A real page turner. I loved this book . . . There must be more of these two, they are fascinating. More please, equally well thought out, equally well written . . . please. SOON!'

'If, like me, you are the kind of reader who likes to be in on the ground floor of a brand-new series, then get The Burning Men on your pre-order to be read lists because this is one of those times . . .'

'This is a great read about greed and treachery. An engaging, exciting read which I read in one sitting. Lots of red herrings, twists and turns'

'I absolutely loved it, it drew me in from the first page and didn't let go until the end. I cannot wait to read the next book by this author'

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781529301694
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 238 x 158 x 36 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
An unmissable debut * Sunday Express S Magazine, Books to look forward to in 2020 *
The pace is good and Finn is a great character. There is also an excellently portrayed organised crime boss * Literary Review *
This debut is, simply put, fantastic. It has such a strong opening, you'll be hooked after the first chapter * Yahoo *
A gripping debut with well-rounded characters and an intriguing plot. You won't want it to end * Heat *
This thriller's hot stuff. A blaze of action and surprises, making it a sure crime debut of the year contender. Shindler's list (sorry!) of successes include an original plot, gasp-out-loud twists and a brilliant new detective team... the case is a humdinger. 10/10 * The Peterborough Telegraph *
Arresting... an unusual novel with a rising sense of menace * The Sunday Times *
Fans of police novels and dramas will lap up this tale, and as it's the first in the Finn and Paulsen series, I can't wait for the next instalment * Daily Record *
Blistering debut... this is a gritty and cleverly plotted police drama - the very definition of a page- turner * Culture Fly *
A highly accomplished police procedural with intriguing characters and plenty of twists to keep readers guessing until its explosive finale * The Daily Express *
The Burning Men hooked me from the start and never gave me second thoughts (...) The sharp scenes, good pacing and deft characterisation mark this as a series to follow * Crime Review *

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“Outstanding debut”

First of all, congratulations to Will Shindler for this impressive debut police procedural. He has created two characters in DI Alex Finn and DC Mattie Paulsen that I would like to read about again and again. They are... More

Hardback edition
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“A good start”

A good start to what will sure to be a lasting crime duo, I thought the main plot was very rewarding, kept me hooked however the back stories of the two officers were a little lost on me. I like the fact it’s set in... More

Hardback edition
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“A blazing, fiery new entrant to the police procedural genre”

I first became aware of this book at last year's Harrogate Crime Festival, where, in a genius piece of marketing, Hodder & Stoughton bought an ACTUAL FIRE TRUCK along to give away copies of the proof to.... More

Hardback edition
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