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City Without Stars

City Without Stars

Last 8 in stock
ISBN
9780571338344
Published
03/01/2019
9780571338344
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
Paperback
432

About the Book

The epic second novel from the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger-shortlisted and Shamus-nominated author of Fever City

Mexico – Ciudad Real is in crisis: the economy is in meltdown, a new war between rival cartels is erupting, and a serial killer is murdering hundreds of female workers.

Fuentes, the detective in charge of the investigation, suspects that most of his colleagues are on the payroll of his chief suspect, narco kingpin, El Santo. If he’s going to stop the killings, he has to convince fiery union activist, Pilar, to ignore all her instincts and work with him. But in a city eclipsed by murder, madness and magic, can she really afford to trust him?

The epic second novel from the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger-shortlisted and Shamus-nominated author of Fever CityMexico – Ciudad Real is in crisis: the economy is in meltdown, a new war between rival cartels is erupting, and a serial killer is murdering hundreds of female workers. Fuentes, the detective in charge of the investigation, suspects that most of his colleagues are on the payroll of his chief suspect, narco kingpin, El Santo. If he’s going to stop the killings, he has to convince fiery union activist, Pilar, to ignore all her instincts and work with him. But in a city eclipsed by murder, madness and magic, can she really afford to trust him?
  • Tim Baker

    Born in Sydney, Tim Baker lived in Rome and Madrid before moving to Paris, where he wrote about jazz. He has worked on film projects in India, China, Mexico, Brazil and Australia, and currently lives in the South of France with his wife, their son, and two rescue animals, a dog and a cat. His debut novel, Fever City, was published in 2016 and went on to be shortlisted for the CWA’s John Creasey New Blood Dagger award and nominated for the Private Eye Writers of America’s 2017 Shamus Award.

“Too gripping to put down.”
- Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express
“If I had been a Man Booker judge, I would have argued for the merits of Tim Baker's City Without Stars, an unflinchingly grim but unputdownable novel set in Mexico, in which the activities of a prolific serial killer go practically unnoticed in a country in which homicide is quotidian.”
- Daily Telegraph

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