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    • ISBN:9780340993224
    • Publication date:18 Aug 2011
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Hit Girls

Gangland Girls Book 3

By Dreda Say Mitchell

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Violent, gritty, gangland thriller set in the tough world of London's East End.

Two kids are murdered...

Their gangland family want revenge.

Ten-year-old twin sisters are murdered outside their school. But they aren't just anyone's kids, they're gangster Stanley Lewis' daughters. When a rival gangster is arrested Stanley vows to take revenge. But his dad, feared villain Kenny Lewis, thinks there's more going on. So he contacts the one group of people who he trusts to help him find the truth...

Jackie, Anna, Roxy and Ollie. Four women with shady pasts who take the cases people don't take to the cops. They enter a world of easy sex and even easier violence where everyone, including the Lewis family, are hiding secrets. Then Jackie's son, a friend of the dead girls, disappears.

Biographical Notes

Born and bred in the East End of London, Dreda Say Mitchell has seen it all from the inside. After a string of jobs as a waitress, chambermaid and catering assistant she realised her dream of becoming a teacher. During this time she saw a new generation of East Enders grappling with the same problems she had but in an even more violent and unforgiving world. Dreda's books are inspired by the gritty, tough and criminal world she grew up in. She still lives in London's East End. In 2016, she became a Reading Ambassador for the Reading Agency to promote literacy and libraries.

Website: www.dredasaymitchell.com
Facebook: /dredasaymitchell
Twitter: @DredaMitchell

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  • Publication date: 17 Mar 2011
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The novel's complex plot shoots along at a terrific rate, gathering momentum. But what puts flesh on the bones and raises Mitchell's writing above the run of gangland thrillers is its psychological level . . . The end result is that the reader can enjoy colourful characterisation, along with the plot. — Independent
'The novel's complex plot shoots along at a terrific rate, gathering momentum. But what puts flesh on the bones and raises Mitchell's writing above the run of gangland thrillers is its psychological level . . . The end result is that the reader can enjoy colourful characterisation, along with the plot.' — Independent
'Mitchell outguns Martina Cole for pure, shocking East End gangster grit. *****' — Mirror
Mitchell outguns Martina Cole for pure, shocking East End gangster grit. ***** — Mirror
A fine piece of British crime fiction, with an underworld theme that's sure to appeal to readers of Roberta Kray. — Booklist on GANGSTER GIRL
'Such an enjoyable read.' — crimeandpublishing.com
'A fine piece of British crime fiction, with an underworld theme that's sure to appeal to readers of Roberta Kray.' — Booklist
'Dreda Say Mitchell confirms her position as a hot new name in crime writing with this taut novel' — Elle on KILLER TUNE
'Brilliant - a gripping roller-coaster for the reader' — Independent on KILLER TUNE
'A great read written by a great girl' — Martina Cole on GANGSTER GIRL
A fine piece of British crime fiction, with an underworld theme that's sure to appeal to readers of Roberta Kray. — Booklist on GANGSTER GIRL
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