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

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Mar 16, 2010 - Fiction - 300 pages
17 Reviews
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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Review: Nineteen Seventy Four (Red Riding Quartet #1)

User Review  - Josh Graml - Goodreads

** spoiler alert ** The ending is a tad too Deus ex Nutjob, but the ride up to the conclusion is worth the eventual letdown. A pretty darn decent noir. David Peace (an ironic last name, if ever there ... Read full review

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

User Review  - David Mcangus - Goodreads

The problem I had with this book wasn't the constant swearing, the violence or the disreputable characters. It was the total lack of depth. Consequently, the insatiable swearing and general darkness ... Read full review

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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
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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.


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