We Are The Hanged Man by Douglas Lindsay
A DCI Jericho Novel

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See Reader Rating

Synopsis

Part police procedural, part conspiracy thriller, We Are The Hanged Man charts DCI Robert Jericho's first encounter with a secret organisation, a sinister group that seems able to manipulate him at every turn.

When the latest hit reality TV show, Britain's Got Justice, needs an expert police panellist, Jericho's boss thrusts him into the media spotlight, knowing full well it's something he's been desperate to avoid since his wife's unexplained disappearance ten years previously.

With the press now hounding his every move, there's nowhere to hide.

Meanwhile, a killer, newly released from prison, resumes the bone-chilling handiwork for which he was locked away thirty years earlier.

Tarot cards start turning up on Jericho's desk, each one more disquieting and grotesque than its predecessor. As he investigates a series of seemingly unrelated deaths, he becomes aware that a noose is gradually tightening around his throat.

Someone is setting him up for a neck-breaking fall...

The second book in the DCI Jericho series, We Are Death, will be published by Blasted Heath in 2015.


Praise for Douglas Lindsay

"This chilling black comedy unfolds at dizzying speed" – Sunday Mirror

"The plot, Russian literature fans, is a modern spin on Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment. The bloody ending, movie buffs, is pure Reservoir Dogs." – The Mirror

"Fantastic plot, unforgettable scenes and plenty of twisted belly laughs." – New Woman

"A mad, macabre romp with surreal characters and cutting black humour." – The Sunday Mirror

"Gloriously over the top" – Daily Telegraph

"Lindsay’s burlesque thrills offer no sex, no drugs, no desperation to be cool. Just straightforward adult story; fantastic plot, classic timing and gleeful delight in the grotesque. With more talent than Irvine Welsh could dream of, Lindsay has crafted a macabre masterpiece where content lives up to style." – What's On


Douglas Lindsay is the author of 13 novels, including The Unburied Dead (DS Hutton series), We Are The Hanged Man (DCI Jericho), the surreal thriller Being For The Benefit of Mr Kite! and The Long Midnight Of Barney Thomson (the Legend of Barney Thomson series), now a major movie starring Robert Carlyle and Emma Thompson.

 

About Douglas Lindsay

See more books from this Author
 
Published December 5, 2013 by Blasted Heath. 360 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

Reader Rating for We Are The Hanged Man
75%

An aggregated and normalized score based on 23 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes


Rate this book!

Add Review
×