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Serpents in the Cold

Serpents in the Cold

They found her on the beach, frozen, like a statue carved in ice…

Post-war Boston is down on its luck, and desperate to reinvent itself. But promises of a brighter future sound ever more hollow as the worst winter in recent memory tightens its grip.

No one is interested in a string of murdered women – everyone would much rather pretend they don’t exist. But the latest victim was loved…

Old friends Cal and Dante are both struggling to find a way to live in a city that seems to be leaving them behind. The hunt for a killer gives them new purpose, as well as making them powerful enemies. But they believe in justice and second chances, and they will see this thing through – whatever the cost.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

On Sale: 29th January 2015

Price: £13.99

ISBN-13: 9781444754278

Reviews

O'Malley and Purdy bring postwar Boston to life, making neighbourhoods feel as distinct as separate countries...They have delivered a love-letter to a Boston that's long gone.
Publishers Weekly
Brutally realistic...The authors give us one last, lingering look at the good-bad old days
New York Times Book Review
Gorgeous...A noir novel can be the high, slippery tightrope of mysteries. It's difficult to sustain a dark, moody balance; many writers slide right off into caricature. But O'Malley and Purdy let in just enough daylight - even if it's harsh winter light - to hold out hope of redemption.
WBUR
This is a bone-crunching, gut-wrenching novel that captures the atmosphere of a city in decay and its inhabitants. It delivers noir fiction like we always want it to be
Kirkus Reviews