Still waters running fairly deep

30 03 2009

Still Water by John Harvey

Another cracking good yarn from John Harvey

still water

From the back cover:

The battered body of a young woman is found floating in the still water of a city canal. Police suspect a serial killer, which makes it a case for the newly formed Serious Crime Squad. It is not DI Charlie Resnick’s case then; not his concern. But soon another body is found, and this time Charlie has a personal interest. His lover, Hannah, knew the murdered woman, knew too that her husband was fiercely jealous, and very free with his fists. Arguing that her friend was the victim of domestic abuse, not the target of some anonymous killer, Hannah persuades Charlie to take the case on. Investigating the murder, Resnick runs head-on into deeply disturbing questions about the nature of love, about the relationship of abuser and abused, and about our complicity in our own destruction…

All a bit complicated but really very good. Fortunately not too much philosophical introspection from the good copper…

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When Amazon gets funny?

27 03 2009

Ah – just got this mildly amusing invitation from Amazon. Suspect I’m a bit of a late adopter in terms of undead-themed re-writes of classic literature but still find this a bit difficult to believe, especially given its release date of 1 April:

Greetings from Amazon.co.uk,

We’ve noticed that customers who have purchased or rated Northanger Abbey (Everyman’s Library classics) by Jane Austen or other books in the A > Austen, Jane category have also purchased Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance-now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! by Jane Austen. For this reason, you might like to know that Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance-now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem! will be released on 1 April 2009. You can pre-order yours for just £6.99 (22% off the RRP) by following the link below.

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: The Classic Regency Romance-now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem!
Jane Austen
RRP: £8.99
Price: £6.99
You Save: £2.00 (22%)
Release Date: 1 April 2009

Product Description
“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” features the original text of Jane Austen’s beloved novel with all-new scenes of bone crunching zombie action.

Of course I’m tempted, who wouldn’t be?








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