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‘John Kennedy is an exceptional talent. Authentic voice, impeccable pacing, pitch-perfect characterisation - but above all it’s the quality of his writing which had me gaping with envy.’

R.N. Morris. Author of  'Law of Blood' and 'A Gentle Axe'.
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'Gritty, dark, full of edgy action and authentic characters. The tension simmers from start to finish.'

Frank Malley, author of 'The 13th Assassin.'

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The first in a series of crime fiction novels set in 1980s West Yorkshire, featuring DI Will Ashcroft and DC Samira Byrne.

Shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger 2016


Shortlisted for the Exeter Prize 2017

Longlisted for the Bath Novel Prize 2019


                                            Published by Sharpe Books

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