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Praise for The Straw Men: 'Just when you think there's nothing new under the sun in the world of the suspense novel, along comes one hell of a nasty spider call The Straw Men. It's brilliantly written and scary as hell. Be the first on your block to stay up all night with this one; it's a masterpiece, reminding us that even paranoids really do have enemies.' STEPHEN KING 'A staggering, suspenseful journey through the darkness of American crime ! succeeds in revitalising the serial killer novel with assured gusto! A new beginning for a major British writer, whose crime debut instantly moves him into the Thomas Harris division' Guardian 'Brilliantly plotted, stunningly written ! I read this in one go ! if this isn't a hit, I am a monkey's uncle. And I don't think I am'. Independent on Sunday

About the Author

Michael Marshall is a full-time writer. His novels include The Straw Men and Only Forward, and he also writes short stories and screenplays. Two of his earlier novels written under the name of Michael Marshall Smith, Spares and One of Us, have been optioned by major Hollywood studios. He lives in North London with his wife.
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Product Details

  • Audio Cassette
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Audio; Abridged edition (April 4, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007201834
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007201839
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 0.6 x 5.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,878,239 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By SandeChan on June 2, 2006
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This is the UK version of The Upright Man, the sequel to The Straw Men, and #2 in the (so far) trilogy. There are differences between the texts of Lonely Dead and Upright Man, so an interesting comparison but not a "whole new read." Not as compelling as Straw Men, but certainly full of interesting twists, backstory and hints. Better than #3 (alas), which cries out for another sequel (and on and on).
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mercurious on November 30, 2005
Format: Paperback
I found it easy to get into this book, seamlessly continuing from the `The Straw Men', and quickly immersed myself in Marshall's hidden, mysterious world. All the major players are back and interwoven in the search for Ward's evil twin brother, Paul.

John takes a bit of a backseat in the unravelling story. His character is darker this time around, as he works more from the shadows. Drawn into it by seemingly unrelated murders, Nina's helped along in her search by Ward. How she manages to keep her job I don't know. There are always a lot of people willing to keep things quite (not in my world).

As the book reaches its conclusion, some characters die, others exposed for whom they really are. I never did get the bit about the `mythical creatures' or the herbs, maybe something to be explained in book three. The ending wasn't as final or satisfying as `The Straw Men'. More questions are answered, particularly dealing with Paul's background and early childhood, yet other major characters lay stagnant. Like the ending of a chapter, you eagerly turn the next page. In this case, buy the next book.
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By STEVE LACOMARE on July 4, 2013
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Another in the Straw man series not as good as original but still worth the time , a good mystery keeps unraveling and keeps you guessing.
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By C. White on July 12, 2014
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Ordered for my boys. They liked it.
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Arylen J. Jones on May 28, 2008
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The Lonely Dead

A GREAT READ FOR LOVERS OF ALL THINGS ZOMBIE.
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