Blood and Honey

Blood and Honey

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The discovery of a headless corpse on the rocks below cliffs on the Isle of Wight is only the beginning of a journey for DI Joe Faraday to the centre of the grim trade in human cargo from the crippled societies of the Balkans. From cheap labour to prostitution, Portsmouth, like every other city in the UK, is home to untold human misery; a black economy built on illegal immigration. Joe Faraday is determined to find the real criminals that lie behind the tabloid hysteria. Detective Constable Winter, on the other hand, is determined only to find a way out of the disciplinary action that threatens his entire career. A burgeoning relationship with a young prostitute isn't exactly helping his cause. Graham Hurley has written another vivid novel of an all-too-human policeman struggling against an overwhelming tide of crime. This is crime writing with a vivid edge of documentary realism.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 154 x 236 x 36mm | 698.54g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • ORION
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752851004
  • 9780752851006
  • 2,140,289

About Graham Hurley

Graham Hurley is an award-winning TV documentary maker who now writes full time. He has lived in Portsmouth for 20 years. He is married and has grown up children.show more

Review quote

'Hurley's decent, persistent cop is cementing his reputation as one of Britain's most credible official sleuths... a brilliantly depicted microcosm of contemporary Britain. His investigations are realistic and authoritative... a sterling demonstration of the way crime writing can target society's woes.' -- GUARDIAN Maxim Jakubowski 'Excellent... Another first rate thriller from a writer who is firmly up there with the best' -- SUNDAY TELEGRAPH Susanna Yager 'There is no doubt that his series of police-procedural novels is one of the best since the genre was invented more than half a century ago... As always Hurley has pulled off the trick of filling his pages with downbeat, depressing details and making them into an upbeat enjoyable read.' LITERARY REVIEW 'Blood and Honey shows why Graham Hurley is at the forefront of British crime writers... [he] again proves himself a champion of the genre' WATERSTONES BOOKS QUARTERLY 'Graham Hurley is a safe pair of hands at delivering slightly grungy, atmospheric crime novels and is here true to form.' SPECTATOR 'extremely realistic and very convincing' CRIMESQUAD.COM 'A riveting read, with two intense storylines and more than an injection of human trials and tribulations to make it more than just a crime book. 10/10' PETERBOROUGH EVENING TELEGRAPH 'a brilliantly depicted microcosm of contemporary Britain... realistic and authoritative... a sterling demonstration of the way crime writing can target society's woes.' -- GUARDIAN 'There is no doubt that his series of police-procedural novels is one of the best since the genre was invented more than half a century ago...' LITERARY REVIEW 'A Southern crime writer every bit as good as his Scottish counterpart [Ian Rankin]' PUBLISHING NEWSshow more

Rating details

214 ratings
3.81 out of 5 stars
5 22% (47)
4 46% (98)
3 25% (54)
2 6% (12)
1 1% (3)
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