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The Cal Innes Omnibus

The Cal Innes Omnibus

(A book in the Cal Innes series)
An omnibus of novels by

An omnibus edition of all four of Ray Banks's highly acclaimed Cal Innes PI novels - Saturday's Child, Sucker Punch, No More Heroes, Beast of Burden - plus Dirty Work, an exlusive Cal Innes short story collection.From the introduction by Kevin Burton Smith: "Read as a whole, the Cal Innes stories are a testament to loyalty and love, and a stab in the eye to complacency and trendy disenchantment. The conclusion of the final book, Beast of Burden, is as raw and morally and emotionally complex as anything Hammett or Cain or McCoy - or Shakespeare, Hemingway or Hugo or any other writer - ever wrote. The Cal Innes books matter because in these books, ultimately, people matter." Praise for Ray Banks"Memorable characterisation, Manchester at night and at its most sinister, lives flooding down the plughole - this is British noir in all its sordid splendour by a writer who has taken more than just an excursion to the dark side." - The Guardian"A pitch perfect novel" - Crime Fiction Lover"Brimming with pitch-black humour and written with a claustrophobic mania to rival the finest noir exponents, it's compelling and finely honed stuff." - The Big Issue"Dark, nasty, funny, and painfully human" - Spinetingler Magazine"A tight and pacy read, the prose stripped to the bone and the dialogue pitch-perfect. Fans of Colin Bateman and Elmore Leonard will find it hits their sweet spot. Cohen brother lovers; one for you too." - Loitering With Intent"A great story. It's tight as hell and it's so deliberate that it's a complete joy to read."- Dead End Follies"An intensive masterclass in how to write." - Helen FitzGerald "Banks writes in a clean style, looped with inky black humor, and the plot goes at a lightning pace, heaping dread upon dread." - On The Book Beat"Ray Banks writes with harshness, humour and elegance, and his punchy dialogue teems with vigorous authenticity." - The Times"Banks is one of the freshest voices in hard-boiled crime fiction today." - Library Journal"Banks has an ear for the vernacular as sharp as, but a shade or two bluer than, that of George V. Higgins. Let the squeamish stick with Tony Soprano; this is the real tough stuff." - Kirkus Ray Banks is the author of nine novels, including Wolf Tickets, Inside Straight and Angels of the North.

Genre: Mystery
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Kindle Editions

December 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: The Cal Innes Omnibus
Author(s): Ray Banks
Publisher: Blasted Heath
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