Winner of the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger for Best Thriller of the YearPIED PIPER. SOUL STEALER. SERIAL KILLER. WHO IS MR CLARINET? It was a job Miami private investigator Max Mingus found hard to refuse: $10 million to locate billionaire's son Charlie Carver - missing now for over three years. Young Charlie disappeared on the island of Haiti, where over the decades scores of children have vanished. In a country dominated by voodoo, rumours abound of black magic and a mythical figure called `Mr Clarinet', who for years has been tempting children away from their families. But could the truth be even more shocking than the legend? To find out, Max will have to succeed where previous detectives have not only failed - but where some have died. And suddenly, this job isn't all about finding Charlie or his killers for the money - it's just about staying alive ...
- Paperback | 576 pages
- 112 x 176 x 38mm | 340.2g
- 28 Sep 2006
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
About Nick Stone
Nick Stone was born in Cambridge in 1966. His father is the historian Norman Stone, and his mother descends from one of Haiti's oldest families, the Aubrys. Nick spent his early years in Haiti, before returning to England to finish his schooling. As a teenager he took up boxing, but gave it up when he won a place to read history at Cambridge. Mr Clarinet is his first novel and was awarded the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger by the Crime Writers' Association for best thriller of 2006. He is married and lives in London.
Painstakingly researched, effectively written and well conceived, it deserves all of its pre-release hype.--Big Issue in the North