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Serpents in the Cold

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781444754261

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 16th June 2016

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

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They found her on the beach, frozen, like a statue carved in ice…

Post-war Boston is down on its luck, and desperate to reinvent itself. But promises of a brighter future sound ever more hollow as the worst winter in recent memory tightens its grip.

No one is interested in a string of murdered women – everyone would much rather pretend they don’t exist. But the latest victim was loved…

Old friends Cal and Dante are both struggling to find a way to live in a city that seems to be leaving them behind. The hunt for a killer gives them new purpose, as well as making them powerful enemies. But they believe in justice and second chances, and they will see this thing through – whatever the cost.

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This is a bone-crunching, gut-wrenching novel that captures the atmosphere of a city in decay and its inhabitants. It delivers noir fiction like we always want it to be
Kirkus Reviews
O'Malley and Purdy bring postwar Boston to life, making neighbourhoods feel as distinct as separate countries...They have delivered a love-letter to a Boston that's long gone.
Publishers Weekly
Gorgeous...A noir novel can be the high, slippery tightrope of mysteries. It's difficult to sustain a dark, moody balance; many writers slide right off into caricature. But O'Malley and Purdy let in just enough daylight - even if it's harsh winter light - to hold out hope of redemption.
Brutally realistic...The authors give us one last, lingering look at the good-bad old days
New York Times Book Review