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Bantam, 2001 - Forensic sciences - 395 pages
Set in South East London, Detective Inspector Jack Caffery follows the Met's crack murder squad on their grisly mission of tracking down a sadistic sexual serial killer who has claimed five victims already.

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I am getting just a hair concerned at my recent taste for the grizzly… But, lately, the grizzlier the better and Birdman is the perfect answer. British Detective Inspector Jack Caffery is there when ... Read full review

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Birdman is a well executed contemporary crime thriller set in the United Kingdom involving what initially appears to be a sexually sadistic necrophiliac serial killer. Mixed in is the police detective ... Read full review

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About the author (2001)

Mo Hayder is the pen name for Clare Dunkel, a British Crime novelist. She was born, in 1962. After leaving school at 15, she worked as a barmaid, security guard, filmmaker, hostess in a Tokyo club, and taught English as a foreign language in Asia. Here first novel was Birdman (1999). The books that followed were The Treatment (2001), Tokyo (2004) also published in 2010 as The Devil in Nanking, Pigs Island (2006), Ritual (2008), Skin (2009), Hanging Hill (2011), Gone (2010) won the Edgar Award, Poppet (2013), and Wolf (2014) which is being adapted for the BBC. In 2011, she won the Crime Writers' Association Daggar in the Library award for an outstanding body of work. Clare Dunkel died from motor neurone disease on July 27, 2021. She was 59.

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