Martyn Pig by Kevin Brooks

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With his father dead, Martyn has a choice. Tell the police what happened - and be suspected of murder. Or get rid of the body and get on with the rest of his life. Simple, right? Not quite. One story leads to another. Secrets and lies become darker and crazier. And Martyn is faced with twists and turns that leave him reeling. Life is never easy. But death is even harder.

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Published January 1, 2002 by Scholastic Inc. 220 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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After a sharply etched set-up that neatly lays out the grim life of 15-year-old Martyn Pig, the novel explodes into noir when the protagonist, a passionate mystery buff, shoves his angry, alcoholic father, who is coming at him, “with his fist raised above his head and drunken madness burning in h...

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The crisp, perceptive storytelling, like the works of writers Martyn admires (Raymond Chandler, Agatha Christie), indirectly but unmistakably raises moral questions.

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