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The Blameless Dead

(2019)
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'Few writers are as comfortable amongst the mud and ashes of 1945 as they are in the digital world of today, but Haynes pulls it off expertly.' - Paul Gitsham, bestselling author of the DCI Warren Jones series.

In the dying days of World War Two, Pavel Romasko and his Red Army colleagues pick their way through the detritus of a dying Berlin. Stumbling upon the smoking remains of a Nazi bunker, they find something inside that eclipses the horror of even the worst excesses in the city above them.

As the war ends, retribution begins. But some revenge cannot be taken at once. Some revenge takes years.

Which is how, seventy years later, FBI agent Carla Romero and New York lawyer Gabriel Hall are enlisted to investigate a series of blood-chilling crimes that seem to have their roots in the distant past — even though the suffering they cause is all too present. And for one of them, the disappearance of young women is a particularly personal matter.

The Blameless Dead is an epic edge-of-the-seat drama that sweeps across centuries and continents, taking in some of the most important events of modern history and exposing them in honest and unflinching terms.

Praise for The Blameless Dead



'The skill Gary Haynes exhibits lies not only in his obvious talent as a storyteller but also in the quality of his writing . . . He writes both economically and imaginatively, even delicately, without for one moment slowing down the powerful movement of this plot.' - Historical Novel Society

'From the strong spooky opening to the powerful denouement, this is a gripping read.' - NB Magazine

‘The plot is one I can only describe as extraordinary; how someone has the mind to come up with something so clever and yet so sinister is incredible.' - Whispering Stories.

'Exceptionally well written and undeniably gripping.' -Minimac Reviews

'Erudite in its historical detail, this is a dark and compelling read. I loved it.' - Bookliterati Book Reviews

'I’d put Haynes in my top ten writers.' Bookmark That

'Wow. Where to start. This book gripped me from the first page and left me so sad when it ended. Because I never wanted it to end. I wanted this to be a TV series that would run for years because the writing and the character development was so well done.' - Love Books Group

'A captivating, well-written book with an immersive, clever plot. . . I am left feeling astounded, and I'm going to miss the pull this book had on me.' - Jennifer - TarHeelReader (Book Blogger)

'This novel is something of a pit bull, once it has you in its grasp, no matter how hard you’re shaken, it won’t let go!' - Maureen - (Top Goodreads Reviewer)

Gary Haynes
studied law at university before becoming a commercial litigator. He is interested in history, philosophy and international relations. When he's not writing or reading, he enjoys watching European films, travelling, hillwalking and spending time with his family. He is a member of the International Thriller Writers Organisation. You can contact Gary via his website and social media sites.

Genre: Historical Mystery

Praise for this book

"Few writers are as comfortable amongst the mud and ashes of 1945 as they are in the digital world of today, but Haynes pulls it off expertly." - Paul Gitsham


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Paperback Editions

March 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Blameless Dead
Author(s): Gary Haynes
ISBN: 1-83901-165-3 / 978-1-83901-165-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Lume Books
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March 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Blameless Dead
Author(s): Gary Haynes
ISBN: 1-911445-64-2 / 978-1-911445-64-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Lume Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

March 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Blameless Dead
Author(s): Gary Haynes
Publisher: Lume Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU