Brilliant new cover style for Graham Hurley. BLOOD AND HONEY is another vivid novel of an all too human policeman struggling against an overwhelming tide of crime. The fan-base for the Faraday novels is increasing with every book. All the Faraday novels are now in the terrific new cover style. The whole series has received excellent reviews: 'Crime writing with attitude. Read these books and you'll understand why Blair's Britain is falling apart' Observer. 'Hurley is now firmly at the top, with few rivals in this genre' Sunday Telegraph. 'Excellent modern British crime writing' Independent on Sunday. 'A great British police procedural. Faraday is a fine creation' Michael Connelly. 'Uncompromisingly realistic. This series grows with stature with each book' Sunday Telegraph. 'An ambitious police procedural epic ... A splendid achievement' Guardian. 'This is how a crime novel should be written, and it pushes Hurley right to the forefront of British crime writers, which is where he richly deserves to be' Independent on Sunday.
Graham Hurley is an award-winning TV documentary maker who now writes full time. He has lived in Portsmouth for 20 years. He is married and has grown up children.
Major Crimes Detective Inspector Joe Faraday is investigating the death of a man found on the beach on the Isle of Wight. The man's head is missing, and he has been in the water too long for fingerprints to be available. In Portsmouth, Detective Constable Paul Winter is working on a number of drug-dealing cases, which lead to an exclusive sex-for-hire operation that in turn leads to murder. In this sixth Joe Faraday entry, Hurley takes the reader step by step through these police investigations, pointing out the politics involved in moving up the chain of command, the cookie-cutter approach to crime investigation, and the effect of long hours and stress-filled work on the personal lives of the detectives. People who cannot wait for the next John Harvey or Stuart MacBride will find a good substitute here. Hurley lives in the West Country in England. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.