Nineteen Seventy Four by David Peace

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The first installment of David Peace's electrifying Red Riding Quartet vividly brings to life a gritty, dangerous working class city tormented by a series of brutal murders. Nineteen Seventy-Four follows Eddie Dunford, the newly minted crime correspondent for the Yorkshire Post. His first story is about Clare Kemplay, a young girl recently found brutally murdered. While the police department and other crime reporters at the newspaper believe it's an isolated incident, Eddie finds a pattern between Clare's disappearance and those of other girls from a few years earlier. Despite his better judgment, and against the advice of others, he starts to dig deep. What he finds is a nightmare of corruption, violence, blackmail, and obsession that ultimately leads to a shocking, explosive conclusion.


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About David Peace

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David Peace was born in 1967 and grew up in Ossett, near Wakefield. In 1994 he took up a teaching post in Tokyo and now lives there with his family. He wrote the Red Riding Quartet from 1999 to 2002, and has since written two more novels, The Damned United and Tokyo Year Zero. In May 2008 his work was the subject of a South Bank Show.
 
Published March 16, 2010 by Vintage. 322 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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With this racy exploration of child murder, perversion and corruption in 1970s Yorkshire, Peace makes an explosive debut in contemporary crime fiction.

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