A Serpent Uncoiled

A Serpent Uncoiled


By (author) Simon Spurrier

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  • Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 480 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 198mm x 34mm | 558g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0755335937
  • ISBN 13: 9780755335930
  • Edition statement: Reprint
  • Sales rank: 738,318

Product description

A missing mobster. A bizarre spiritualist society. And three deaths, linked by a chilling forensic detail. Working as an enforcer in London's criminal underworld brought Dan Shaper to the edge of a breakdown. Now he's a private investigator, kept perilously afloat by a growing cocktail of drugs. He needs to straighten-up and rebuild his life, but instead gets the attention of his old gangland masters and a job-offer from Mr George Glass. The elderly eccentric claims to be a New Age Messiah, but now needs a saviour of his own. He's been marked for murder. Adrift amidst liars and thugs, Shaper must push his capsizing mind to its limits: stalked not only by a unique and terrifying killer, but by the ghosts of his own brutal past.

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Author information

Simon Spurrier was born in 1981 and lives in North London. A graduate from S.I.A.D's Film and Television degree course, he's received screenwriting bursaries at both the National Academy of Writing and the Met Film School, and has worked with the BBC as an Art Director. He has since become an award-winning graphic novelist - writing for Marvel, D.C. and 2000AD - and has written several licensed prose novels. His first crime book, Contract, was published in 2007. He lives in North London. Visit www.simonspurrier.blogspot.com or follow on Twitter @sispurrier.

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'Off-the-wall ... Gargantuan literary flourishes makes Spurrier's style dirtier, rougher and infinitely more fascinating' The Truth About Books