Nineteen Eighty

Nineteen Eighty

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December 1980, the Yorkshire Ripper murders his 13th victim while Assistant Chief Constable Peter Hunter struggles even deeper in a culture tainted with dark and sordid detail to solve one of the country's worst crimes.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 28mm | 281.23g
  • Profile Books Ltd
  • Serpent's Tail
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1852427558
  • 9781852427559
  • 1,058,146

About David Peace

Nineteen Eighty is set against an evolving backdrop of power, corruption and lies. The nightmare continues during the winter of 1980 when The Ripper murders his thirteenth victim and the whole of Yorkshire is terrorised. Assistant Chief Constable Hunter struggles to solve the hellish crimes and bring an end to the horror, but is drawn ever deeper into a world of bent coppers and sleaze. After his house is burned down, his wife is threatened and his colleagues turn against him. Hunter's quest becomes personal as he has nothing left to lose. Nineteen Eighty is a compelling battle between two desperate men, each determined to destroy the other. This third volume of the Red Riding Quartet displays Peace's unique voice which places him as one of the UK's finest crime writers. David Peace grew up in Yorkshire in the '70's and vividly remembers listening to the hoax tape of the Yorkshire Ripper on his way home from school. He lives in Japan.show more

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'A compelling and devastating body of work that pushes Peace to the forefront of British writing' Time Out; 'Peace has found his own voice - full of dazzling, intense poetry and visceral violence' Uncut; 'With a human landscape that is violent and unrelentingly bleak, Peace's fiction is two or three shades the other side of noir' New Statesmanshow more

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