Nineteen Seventy-four: The Red Riding Quartet, Book One (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Mar 16, 2010 - Fiction - 300 pages
1 Review
The first installment of David Peace's electrifying Red Riding Quartet vividly brings to life a gritty, dangerous working class city tormented by a series of brutal murders. Nineteen Seventy-Four follows Eddie Dunford, the newly minted crime correspondent for the Yorkshire Post. His first story is about Clare Kemplay, a young girl recently found brutally murdered. While the police department and other crime reporters at the newspaper believe it's an isolated incident, Eddie finds a pattern between Clare's disappearance and those of other girls from a few years earlier. Despite his better judgment, and against the advice of others, he starts to dig deep. What he finds is a nightmare of corruption, violence, blackmail, and obsession that ultimately leads to a shocking, explosive conclusion.


From the Trade Paperback edition.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

Nineteen Seventy-Four (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

The first volume in Peace's Red Riding Quartet, a grim whodunit noir, will remind many of the bleak, violent work of James Ellroy. In 1974, Eddie Dunford has just been named crime correspondent for ... Read full review

Review: Nineteen Seventy Four (Red Riding Quartet #1)

User Review  - FR - Goodreads

A brutal read, although one that is worthwhile getting through. Clearly influenced by the James Ellroy LA crime novels, the book does capture 1970s Yorkshire well, along with the desperation of its ... Read full review

Selected pages

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
3
Section 3
23
Section 4
45
Section 5
76
Section 6
109
Section 7
136
Section 8
171
Section 9
201
Section 10
225
Section 11
250
Section 12
266
Section 13
293
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2010)

David Peace is the author of The Red Riding Quartet, GB84,The Damned Utd and Tokyo Year Zero. He was chosen as one of Granta's 2003 Best Young British Novelists, and has received the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, the German Crime Fiction Award, and the French Grand Prix de Roman Noir for Best Foreign Novel. Born and raised in Yorkshire, he has lived in Tokyo since 1994.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bibliographic information