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Little Deaths

(2017)
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"A phenomenal achievement."
Jeffery Deaver


"A gem of a whodunit."
Mary Kubica


ONE OF ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY'S MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2017

"Gripping."---Maureen Corrigan, Washington Post


"Mesmerizing."---Associated Press

It's 1965 in a tight-knit working-class neighborhood in Queens, New York, and Ruth Malone--a single mother who works long hours as a cocktail waitress--wakes to discover her two small children, Frankie Jr. and Cindy, have gone missing. Later that day, Cindy's body is found in a derelict lot a half mile from her home, strangled. Ten days later, Frankie Jr.'s decomposing body is found. Immediately, all fingers point to Ruth.

As police investigate the murders, the detritus of Ruth's life is exposed. Seen through the eyes of the cops, the empty bourbon bottles and provocative clothing which litter her apartment, the piles of letters from countless men and Ruth's little black book of phone numbers, make her a drunk, a loose woman--and therefore a bad mother. The lead detective, a strict Catholic who believes women belong in the home, leaps to the obvious conclusion: facing divorce and a custody battle, Malone took her children's lives.

Pete Wonicke is a rookie tabloid reporter who finagles an assignment to cover the murders. Determined to make his name in the paper, he begins digging into the case. Pete's interest in the story develops into an obsession with Ruth, and he comes to believe there's something more to the woman whom prosecutors, the press, and the public have painted as a promiscuous femme fatale. Did Ruth Malone violently kill her own children, is she a victim of circumstance--or is there something more sinister at play?

Inspired by a true story, Little Deaths, like celebrated novels by Sarah Waters and Megan Abbott, is compelling literary crime fiction that explores the capacity for good and evil in us all.

Genre: Mystery
 
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Hardback Editions

January 2017 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: Little Deaths: A Novel
Author(s): Emma Flint
ISBN: 0-316-27247-7 / 978-0-316-27247-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2017 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: Little Deaths
Author(s): Emma Flint
ISBN: 1-5098-2657-2 / 978-1-5098-2657-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

August 2017 : UK Paperback
Title: Little Deaths
Author(s): Emma Flint
ISBN: 1-5098-2658-0 / 978-1-5098-2658-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   

January 2017 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: Little Deaths
Author(s): Emma Flint
ISBN: 1-5098-2659-9 / 978-1-5098-2659-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

January 2017 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Little Deaths: A Novel
Author(s): Emma Flint
ISBN: 1-4789-6905-9 / 978-1-4789-6905-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Audio and Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2017 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Little Deaths: Library Edition
Author(s): Emma Flint
ISBN: 1-4789-6902-4 / 978-1-4789-6902-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2017 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Little Deaths: A Novel
Author(s): Emma Flint
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon   

January 2017 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Little Deaths
Author(s): Emma Flint
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

January 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Little Deaths: A Novel
Author(s): Emma Flint
Publisher: Hachette Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

January 2017 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Little Deaths
Author(s): Emma Flint
Publisher: Picador
Availability: Amazon UK   


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