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Dead Dames Don't Sing
18 Dec 2018 * EBOOK * £1.99 * 9781788542364

The stylish tale of a dead poet, a rediscovered pulp novel, and a lovely lady with a story to sell. A DEATH SENTENCE STORY: original shorts about deadly books from the world's best crime writers.

Fiction / FF (Crime Fiction)
Extent: 83 pages
Exclusive: GB AU NZ IN ZA SG   Not for sale: CA US
The Book of Virtue
The Final Testament
Rides A Stranger
What's In A Name
It's In The Book
Mystery, Inc
The Compendium of Srem
The Gospel of Sheba
The Sequel
From the Queen
The Book of Ghosts
The Book of the Lion
The Little Men
The Nature of My Inheritance
Every Seven Years
Condor in the Stacks
The Travelling Companion
The Haze
The Pretty Little Box
Seven Years
The Scroll
Reconciliation Day
Hoodoo Harry
The Last Honest Horse Thief
The Hemingway Valise
The Caxton Lending Library & Book Depository
Bibliotheca Classica
Pronghorns of the Third Reich
Death Leaves A Bookmark
An Acceptable Sacrifice
Book Club
The Book Thing
The Long Sonata of the Dead
Also in Death Sentences: Short Stories to Die For series
Dead Dames Don't SingDeath Sentences: Short Stories to Die For, 32John Harvey

Ex-Metropolitan Police Officer Jack Kiley spent his career discerning fact from fiction. Now a private detective, Kiley has agreed to investigate the provenance of a newly discovered manuscript. Lost for decades, Dead Dames Don't Sing is typical pulp fodder: 'Hard, fast, and deadly,' according to Daniel Pike, the rare book dealer who hires Kiley. What makes it unusual – and potentially valuable – is that the novel appears to have been written by the late poet William Pierce before he made a name for himself.

Pierce's bewitching socialite-cum-model daughter, Alexandra, insists that it's genuine, but Kiley isn't so sure. Something doesn't feel right, but the deeper he digs, the more he wonders if poetry and pulp really are such strange bedfellows.

Hailed as 'one of our most accomplished writers' by the Daily Telegraph, John Harvey brings swinging London – both past and present – to life in this gripping novella.

John Harvey has been writing crime fiction for more than forty years. His first novel, Lonely Hearts, was selected by The Times as one of the '100 Best Crime Novels of the Century' and he has been the recipient of both the silver and diamond dagger awards.

Original short fiction from one of the world's best crime writers.

Part of the DEATH SENTENCES library.

From the author of the Charles Resnick Mysteries.

'Harvey yet again reveals the elegant prose, fluent touch and emotional grasp of a supreme craftsman'
Daily Mail

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