The burning men - Will Shindler

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Title
The burning men
Author
Will Shindler
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Hodder
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20200903

'AN UNMISSABLE DEBUT' Sunday Express Magazine

'A GRIPPING DEBUT (...) YOU WON'T WANT IT TO END' Heat

THE FIRST IN A PHENOMENAL NEW SERIES FEATURING DI ALEX FINN AND DC MATTIE PAULSEN.


Perfect for fans of Mark Billingham, Peter James and Peter Robinson.

When a development in South London catches fire mid-construction, a close-knit team of fire fighters runs in to save a man spotted at the window.

They come out without a body. They quit the service. They plan never to speak to each other again.

Five years later one of them is set alight at his own wedding. Soon after, a second is found, nothing but a smoking corpse. It appears that someone knows what they did that night. What they chose over their duty. And there are still three men left to burn . . .

DI Alex Finn and his new partner DC Mattie Paulsen are an unlikely pairing, but they need to discover who is behind these killings before the next man faces the fire.

This is first in Will Shindler's Finn and Paulsen series - a British detective series that ranks with Mark Billingham, M.J. Arlidge, Stuart MacBride.

***Order the second novel in the Finn and Paulsen series, THE KILLING CHOICE, now!***

REAL READERS ARE LOVING THE BURNING MEN

RATED 4.5 STARS ON NETGALLEY

'Well-constructed and cleverly penned, this is one that starts strongly, continues powerfully and ends with a very satisfying bang. It's about consequences, consciences and morals intertwined with some gruesome scenes and a thumping good ride'

'A real page turner. I loved this book . . . There must be more of these two, they are fascinating. More please, equally well thought out, equally well written . . . please. SOON!'

'If, like me, you are the kind of reader who likes to be in on the ground floor of a brand-new series, then get The Burning Men on your pre-order to be read lists because this is one of those times . . .'

'This is a great read about greed and treachery. An engaging, exciting read which I read in one sitting. Lots of red herrings, twists and turns'

'I absolutely loved it, it drew me in from the first page and didn't let go until the end. I cannot wait to read the next book by this author'

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Will Shindler has been a Broadcast Journalist for the BBC for over twenty-five years, spending a decade working in television drama as a scriptwriter on Born and Bred, The Bill and Doctors. His time on these leading prime time dramas has given him a rich grounding in authentic police procedure, powerful character development and gripping narratives. He currently combines reading the news on BBC Radio London with writing crime novels and has previously worked as a television presenter for HTV, a sports reporter for BBC Radio Five Live, and one of the stadium presenters at the London Olympics. He is the writer of The Burning Men and The Killing Choice.

An unmissable debut
Sunday Express S Magazine, Books to look forward to in 2020

The pace is good and Finn is a great character. There is also an excellently portrayed organised crime boss
Literary Review

This debut is, simply put, fantastic. It has such a strong opening, you'll be hooked after the first chapter
Yahoo

A gripping debut with well-rounded characters and an intriguing plot. You won't want it to end
Heat

This thriller's hot stuff. A blaze of action and surprises, making it a sure crime debut of the year contender. Shindler's list (sorry!) of successes include an original plot, gasp-out-loud twists and a brilliant new detective team... the case is a humdinger. 10/10
The Peterborough Telegraph

Arresting... an unusual novel with a rising sense of menace
The Sunday Times

Fans of police novels and dramas will lap up this tale, and as it's the first in the Finn and Paulsen series, I can't wait for the next instalment
Daily Record

Blistering debut... this is a gritty and cleverly plotted police drama - the very definition of a page- turner
Culture Fly

A highly accomplished police procedural with intriguing characters and plenty of twists to keep readers guessing until its explosive finale
The Daily Express

The Burning Men hooked me from the start and never gave me second thoughts (...) The sharp scenes, good pacing and deft characterisation mark this as a series to follow
Crime Review

Type
BOOK
Edition
1st paperback ed
Keyword Index
Detective and mystery stories.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
342

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