Publication Date: 07/10/2021 ISBN: 9781529416978 Category:

The Stoning

Peter Papathanasiou

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Publication Date: 07/10/2021 ISBN: 9781529416978 Category:


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A pacy, twisting noir debut – the investigation into the brutal death of a women in a small Outback town

Publisher Review

The Stoning is a police-procedural with a difference; a gritty, menacing novel with a terrific sense of place. A highly relevant examination of prejudice and racism in an outback town. Detective Sergeant George Manolis is a great new addition to the Australian crime scene. -- Emma Viskic * award-winning author of the Caleb Zelic crime series * It's hard to believe this is Peter Papathanasiou's first novel . . . Outback noir has a new star -- Mark Sanderson * The Times * This dark and gripping debut should put Papathanasiou up there with the stars of outback noir like Jane Harper and Chris Hammer. A brilliant new name in crime fiction. -- Cass Green * bestselling author of THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR and IN A COTTAGE, IN A WOOD * I was unable to put this book down - it's dark, gritty and utterly compelling. In George Manolis, you have a detective in the tradition of Chandler's Marlowe, yet entirely right for the times in which we live now - he's superbly written. -- Wyl Menmuir * author of Man Booker Prize-longlisted THE MANY * The Stoning repels and compels at the same time, laying bare the festering secrets of a small town one by one. A thoughtful and confident debut. -- Sulari Gentill * author of the award-winning Rowland Sinclair Mystery Series * A struggling cop, long-buried secrets, a town gone awry - this is outback noir with the noir dialled right up. I loved it. -- Chris Hammer

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