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Breen & Tozer Investigation Omnibus: A Song from Dead Lips, A House of Knives, A Book of Scars

William Shaw

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Crime & mystery

Three brilliant crime novels in one ebook omnibus: an outcast detective fights crime and corruption in sixties London

In the first three novels of the Breen & Tozer Investigations, an outcast detective fights crime and corruption in sixties London.

'An outstanding storyteller' Peter May
William Shaw grips the reader by the throat from page one, and never lets go' Independent
'Superb crime novels . . . combines nostalgic period detail with an emotional intensity found only in the very best crime fiction' Sunday Times

A SONG FROM DEAD LIPS

The Runaway:
A nameless young woman is found naked and strangled in an alley on Abbey Road.

The Reject: DS Cathal Breen, an outcast in the Marylebone CID, struggles to make sense of the case.

The Rookie:
Until new recruit WPC Helen Tozer - the first woman to join the team - makes a breakthrough.

And as hippies slam doors in their face, and locals suspect the new African neighbours, Breen and Tozer tread down a perilous path, closing in on a cruel conspiracy that goes far beyond class, colour and creed.

A HOUSE OF KNIVES

The Black Sheep:
The wayward son of a rising MP is mutilated and burnt in suspicious circumstances.

The Honest Detective: DS Cathal Breen dodges political embargo and death threats to pursue the case.

The Rolling Stone: Notorious art dealer Robert Fraser may

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Praise for Breen & Tozer Investigation Omnibus: A Song from Dead Lips, A House of Knives, A Book of Scars

  • If you're not a fan yet, why not? - Val McDermid

  • Grips the reader by the throat and never lets go - Independent

  • A contender for thriller of the year - Sun

  • A first-rate police thriller - C. J. Sansom

  • A gripping story, impeccably researched - Figaro

  • An elegy for an entire alienated generation - New York Times

  • The question of why a killer kills is always central. William Shaw delivers a perfect motive - Spectator

  • William Shaw makes his sentences sing - New York Daily News

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William Shaw

William Shaw has been shortlisted for the CWA Historical Dagger, longlisted for the Theakstons Crime Novel of the Year and nominated for a Barry Award. A regular at festivals, he organises panel talks and CWA events across the south east. His books include the acclaimed Breen & Tozer crime series set in sixties London, the newest series featuring DS Alexandra Cupidi, and the standalone bestseller The Birdwatcher. He worked as a journalist for over twenty years and lives in Brighton.

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