The Crooked Man

The Crooked Man

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Harry Fielding is an understrapper-a sort of odd-job freelancer for the British intelligence agency, MI5. One night he watches his neighbor exacting murderous revenge on her brutal brother-in-law-a premeditated act, for which she is sentenced to prison. Not long after, Harry witnesses a different murder: a crime of passion committed by a cabinet minister. Harry must help clean up the crime scene, turn the dead woman into a Missing Person, and ensure the guilty man does not become a suspect.

In The Crooked Man, Philip Davison offers fans of contemporary Irish literature something wonderfully unexpected-a wry, grim thriller with a dark sense of humor, of depravity, and of humanity.

"Harry Fielding, the narrator, is a gem. World-weary and clueless, knowing and blind, he's the perfect escort through this memorable and very accomplished book." (Roddy Doyle, author of A Star Called Henry)
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 126.5 x 209.6 x 14.7mm | 362.88g
  • Penguin Books
  • United States
  • English
  • 0142002089
  • 9780142002087

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55 ratings
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4 31% (17)
3 40% (22)
2 16% (9)
1 2% (1)
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