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He Kills Coppers
Jake Arnott

Classification : Thriller, Crime & Mystery
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Sceptre
Page Extent : 336
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780340748800
Price : 499

About the book

Jake Arnott's 'mesmerizing, brilliant' (New York Times Book Review) second novel, a literary thriller that delves into corruption on both sides of the law and at the heart of the state.

During the long hot summer of 1966, a senseless murder shocks the nation and brings the World Cup euphoria to an abrupt end. Yet it marks a beginning for three men, who are inextricably linked to the crime and its consequences: an ambitious detective struggling with his conscience; a tabloid journalist with a nose for a nasty story; and a disaffected thief, haunted by his violent past.

Spanning three decades of profound social change, this gripping novel explores corruption on both sides of the law and at the very heart of the state.


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Easily as good, if not better, than the superb Long Firm ... A stylish tour-de-force>
Brilliant>
Propels Arnott further into a league of his own>
A British version of James Ellroy's L.A. Confidential.
Intoxicating>
Arnott nails every crunch and splatter of his dirty world ... A wicked delight.
Arnott is a craftsman at what he does, a real cabinetmaker of pulp fiction, with everything nicely dovetailed>
Compelling ... Arnott is a writer of many shades and, as in his debut, The Long Firm, shows his penchant for combining challenging storylines with strong storytelling.
[A] highly impressive thriller; a powerfully organized plot is matched by a steely narrative control that pays out just enough information to keep us on tenterhooks. The unfolding of the murder and cover-up is deftly handled, and there's a nice sideline in pithy historical detail: from the psychedelic 1960s to the uncaring Thatcherite '80s, the panorama is always authentic - and always at the service of the narrative.
Brilliant ... this bitter tour de force has a feeling of permanence.
Many thought that Jake Arnott's debut, 'The Long Firm', was good but not quite as good as the hype tried to convince us it was. Frankly, Hemingway, Hammett and Greene together would have been hard pressed to come up with anything that good. His eagerly awaited follow-up, 'He Kills Coppers', has arrived - and it's better.
Mesmerizing. Brilliant.
Brilliant ... you won't be able to put it down.
     
Jake Arnott
Born in 1961 Jake Arnott lives in London. His first novel The Long Firm was a major critical and popular success. It was subsequently made into a BBC TV series which was nominated for two BAFTA...(+)
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