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Nominated for the Dylan Thomas Sony Award, Dead Dogs is a darkly humorous mystery crime thriller from award-winning author [UK Authors Prize 2010] Chris Barraclough
Mikael's relocation to Albania becomes a life imprisonment, after his cousin kills a neighbouring boy. Victim of a Blood Feud, Mikael finds himself hunted by the enraged family desperate for revenge
"Dead Dogs" is award-winning author Chris Barraclough's suspenseful and darkly humorous crime thriller about murder, revenge and deceased canines.
After moving back to Albania at his father's behest, Mikael's first experiences of his new home are classroom bullies, urine-streaked war bunkers and mutilated pets. But when his cousin kills a neighbouring boy in a brawl, Mikael finds himself the bewildered victim of a Blood Feud, targeted by the boy's grieving relatives for revenge.
Striking up an unlikely friendship with one of the dead boy's brothers, Mikael discovers the dark mysteries buried in his grandfather's past, but can he keep his family from self-destruction?
"Barraclough shows us the claustrophobic atmosphere of this awful situation remarkably well. Would recommend to anyone." - eBookanoid Reviews
"Dark humour is well mixed with violence and cultural misunderstanding." - Author Joanna Mazurkiewiczco
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Chris Barraclough is a British journalist and award-winning crime author who bagged the UK Authors Award for his highly-praised debut thriller/mystery novel, "Bat Boy", following a blind teenage boy and his brother's search for their long-lost father (out now in paperback and on Kindle). His follow-ups, "Crack" (shortlisted, Page Turner Prize 2011) and "Kitty" are fast-paced urban crime thrillers set in the notorious Twin Towers council estate.
More praise for Chris Barraclough:
"A great story, beautifully written...an excellent crime book. Once you start you will not stop, I promise you." - Graham Sclater's Book Review Show, Venture Radio
"Fast, funny, rivetting...a glorious read" - Times Suspense
"A wonderful, gripping thriller, from the first words to the last. Marvellous!" - UK Crime Writers
"This is seat-of-the-pants reading, so grab yourself a drink and snack and make yourself comfortable before you start. And remember to breathe occasionally...Five Stars." - Indie Ebook Review
"I enjoyed every minute of it. Its pace is so frenetic and the events pile up one on the other so rapidly that you won't want to put it down." - eBookanoid Reviews
"I was immediately sucked in...an action packed, tense thriller...I found the book gripping, the prose magnificent...one that I could not put down and that, I’m sure, will haunt me for some time. Five stars" - Author Susan Russo Anderson
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