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