The Strangler
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The Strangler

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Boston, 1963. A city on the edge. The Boston Strangler has already claimed a dozen victims. For the three Daley brothers, crime is very much the family business but the Strangler's murderous spree is about to bring violent death a lot closer to home: Joe - tough-talking cop whose gambling habits - fast women, slow horses - drag him down into the city's gangland. Michael - Harvard-educated lawyer, tasked to bring the Strangler to justice. Ricky - expert burglar and the devil-may-care youngest son who is used to leading a charmed life. When the Strangler strikes, they will all be forced to look into their family's own lethal secrets and the one death in the past that has changed them forever...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 106 x 178 x 34mm | 270g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552149454
  • 9780552149457
  • 75,503

About William Landay

William Landay is the author of the highly acclaimed Mission Flats, which was awarded the John Creasey Memorial Dagger for best debut crime novel of 2003. A graduate of Yale University and Boston College Law School, he was an assistant district attorney before turning to writing. He lives in Boston, where he is at work on his next novel.show more

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"A gripping, grown-up tale, punctuated by shocks, that leads to a shattering conclusion." Evening Standard "Landay's depiction of a turbulent period makes compulsive reading." Seven, Sunday Telegraph "A dense and satisfying novel of crime and retribution." Independent on Sunday "(A) marvellous novel ... a delicate portrayal of fatally compromised lives in a compromised city." Telegraph "A meaty, ambitious book, made all the more powerful by an author unafraid to tackle the complexities of moral ambiguity." The Guardianshow more

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Boston, 1963. A city on the edge. The Boston Strangler has already claimed a dozen victims. For the three Daley brothers, crime is very much the family business but the Strangler's murderous spree is about to bring violent death a lot closer to home: Joe - tough-talking cop whose gambling habits - fast women, slow horses - drag him down into the city's gangland. Michael - Harvard-educated lawyer, tasked to bring the Strangler to justice. Ricky - expert burglar and the devil-may-care youngest son who is used to leading a charmed life. When the Strangler strikes, they will all be forced to look into their family's own lethal secrets and the one death in the past that has changed them forever... 'A gripping, grown-up tale, that leads to a shattering conclusion' Evening Standard 'Compulsive reading' Sunday Telegraph 'A meaty, ambitious book' Guardian 'A complex mystery that builds to an unpredictable climax' Maximshow more

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"Landay's depiction of a turbulent period makes compulsive reading."show more

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1,837 ratings
3.25 out of 5 stars
5 11% (196)
4 29% (536)
3 40% (734)
2 16% (286)
1 5% (85)
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