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The Business of Dying: A Novel (Dennis Milne Series, 1) Paperback – September 1, 2005

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The Business of Dying caught me with its gut-wrenching reality. A compelling debut.” ―Gerald Seymour, author of Dead Ground

“Powerful prose, tight plotting and a clever fair-play puzzle add up to a remarkable first effort.” ―
Publishers Weekly(starred review)

“Impressive...Nicely plotted and briskly paced, with a voice not unlike James M. Cain's in
Double Indemnity.” ―Kirkus Review

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"[Kernick is] a writer to be reckoned with." ---Mark Billingham, bestselling author of Sleepyhead

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"Gallows humor and a sardonic voice mark Kernick's remarkable debut. Pathos, pace, twists, and a savage sense of place make this a guilty pleasure." ---
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"Gripping and thought provoking, Kernick weaves his web with the assurance of a seasoned professional." ---
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"The crime debut of the year so far...Kernick tells it straight with no embellishments, which is exactly how I like my crime fiction. A prizewinner if ever I saw one." ---
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"An exquisitely tortuous piece of characterization that should challenge both author and readers in the books to come." ---
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"An uncommonly assured first novel, quite brilliantly plotted...done with the kind of dash which inspires total reader confidence and involvement...formidable stuff. There is a pro at work here." ---
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"Taut, gripping, disturbing---a most assured and original debut." ---Reginald Hill

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 0312314027
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Minotaur Books; First edition (September 1, 2005)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 336 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0274870037
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0312314026
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 14.7 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 0.75 x 8.5 inches
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