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Little Deaths

(2016)
A novel by

 
Awards
desmond elliott prize Best Book (nominee)
"A phenomenal achievement." (Jeffery Deaver)

"A gem of a whodunit." (Mary Kubica, author of The Good Girl)

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    

"A phenomenal achievement." - Jeffery Deaver

"A gem of a whodunit." - Mary Kubica


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Hardback Editions

May 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Little Deaths (Thorndike Press Large Print Mystery Series)
Author(s): Emma Flint
ISBN: 1-4104-9810-7 / 978-1-4104-9810-6 (USA edition)
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January 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Little Deaths: A Novel
Author(s): Emma Flint
ISBN: 0-316-27247-7 / 978-0-316-27247-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Books
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January 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Little Deaths
Author(s): Emma Flint
ISBN: 1-5098-2657-2 / 978-1-5098-2657-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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Paperback Editions

October 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Little Deaths: A Novel
Author(s): Emma Flint
ISBN: 0-316-27248-5 / 978-0-316-27248-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Books
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August 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Little Deaths
Author(s): Emma Flint
ISBN: 1-5098-2658-0 / 978-1-5098-2658-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador
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December 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: 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
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Title: Little Deaths
Author(s): Emma Flint
ISBN: 1-4789-6902-4 / 978-1-4789-6902-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hachette Books
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January 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: 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
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January 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Little Deaths: A Novel
Author(s): Emma Flint
Publisher: Hachette Audio
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January 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Little Deaths: A Novel
Author(s): Emma Flint
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Little Deaths
Author(s): Emma Flint
Publisher: Macmillan Digital Audio
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Kindle Editions

January 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Little Deaths: A Novel
Author(s): Emma Flint
Publisher: Hachette Books
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January 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Little Deaths
Author(s): Emma Flint
Publisher: Picador
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