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The Death List

Praise for The Death List from bestselling crimewriters:

'A classy serial killer thriller' Ian Rankin

'A racy, pacy thriller - a modern revenge tragedy with even more blood, gore and ingenious twists than the originals. I loved it.' Kate Atkinson

'Paul is a prince of our craft. His masterpiece novel…those who can handle hard-boiled will find themselves gripped by the prologue and held tight within its pages, without a moment to draw breath, all the way through to the epilogue…the plotting is paranoid, the action is authentic, the characters are convincing, and the denouement is devastating. It's an absolute ripper.' Quintin Jardine, author of the Bob Skinner novels.

'Paul Johnston is one of the brightest stars in the night skies of mystery fiction. A thrilling, blackly funny read.' John Connolly, author of the Charlie Parker novels.

'If you like your crime fiction cosy, comforting and safe, for God's sake buy
another book! The Death List is white knuckle stuff and like all good roller-coaster rides it's fast, furious and twisted as hell!' Mark Billingham, author of the Tom Thorne novels

‘Johnston’s ninth novel is a true page-turner, with consistently good characterisation, a relentless pace and plenty of plot-twists – in short, the work of a seriously impressive writer at the top of his form. Highly recommended.’ Laura Wilson

Press Reviews:

A ferocious thriller…This is one of the best reads so far this year’ The Observer

'Read only when others are around…Johnston writes with horrifying power.' Marcel Berlins' Crime Books of 2007, The Times

'‘A visceral, angry thriller, gripping, fast-moving and bristling with accolades…deliciously satirical…The Death List has the potential to revive Johnston’s career…people will storm through it’ The Scotsman.

‘A nightmarish tale, but a very clever one’ Literary Review

‘A brutal, disturbing but very witty adventure tale (that) has a dark overtone in its very literate narrative…a very fast read and one that I am sure will spark a series’ Ali Karim, Shots

‘Very gripping, very frightening stuff’ Booklist (US)

‘The book is impossible to put down and a fantastic read. Another author to
add to the not to be missed list’ Crime Squad

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