Low Town: The Straight Razor Cure

Low Town: The Straight Razor Cure : Low Town 1

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Here, the criminal is king. The streets are filled with the screeching of fish hags, the cries of swindled merchants, the inviting murmurs of working girls. Here, people can disappear, and the lacklustre efforts of the guard ensure they are never found.

Warden is an ex-soldier who has seen the worst men have to offer; now a narcotics dealer with a rich, bloody past and a way of inviting danger. You'd struggle to find someone with a soul as dark and troubled as his.

But then a missing child, murdered and horribly mutilated, is discovered in an alley.

And then another.

With a mind as sharp as a blade and an old but powerful friend in the city, he's the only man with a hope of finding the killer.

If the killer doesn't find him first.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 28mm | 498.95g
  • Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 1444721305
  • 9781444721300
  • 655,759

Review quote

"Polansky hits all the right notes in his intelligent first novel, a blend of dystopian fantasy and hard-boiled crime....Sharp, noir-tinged dialogue and astute insights into class struggle mark Polansky as a writer with a future." -- "Publishers Weekly""A strong debut novel with a hero who doesn't waste time worrying about the moral implications of cutting someone's throat." -- "Kirkus"
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About Daniel Polansky

Daniel Polansky was born in Baltimore, Maryland. He can be found in Brooklyn, when he isn't somewhere else. His debut novel, THE STRAIGHT RAZOR CURE, received great acclaim. TOMORROW, THE KILLING is the second novel in his 'Low Town' series.
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Rating details

4,213 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
5 25% (1,054)
4 44% (1,843)
3 24% (1,009)
2 6% (247)
1 1% (60)
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