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Dead North

(2018)
(The first book in the Sam Williams series)
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Two cops dead, and a witness who won’t talk...

Sam Williams has a knack for getting to the truth. So when two cops are shot dead on a deserted back road and the only witness won’t talk, an old friend calls in a favour.

Repaying it might cost Sam more than he bargained for...

Praise for Dead North:

“It's going to leave me with a thriller hangover for some time.” - John Marrs, author of The One

“intelligent, intricately woven" - S.E. Lynes, author of The Women

“a white-knuckle, breathlessly-paced read” - Louise Beech, author of Call Me Star Girl

“There’s no doubt, Hames knows how to deliver. A hard book to put down.” - John Bowen, author of Where the Dead Walk

What readers are saying:

“fast and action packed with a combination of great set pieces and tense build-ups ... twists and turns galore.”

“As with all of Hames’ previous books, a finely balanced combination of tension, action and thrills.“

“Five easy stars ... a pacy read that I couldn’t put down.”

“A truly cracking thriller.”

“An absolutely riveting story ... gripping from the beginning and the pace just got faster. There are more twists and turns than a corkscrew...”

“Joel Hames ticks all the boxes of excellent crime fiction - and plenty of other boxes you didn't know existed.“

Dead North is the first in the bestselling Sam Williams Thriller series, which includes, No One Will Hear, The Cold Years, and prequel The Art of Staying Dead.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Hames is such a talent that he has created a white-knuckle, breathlessly-paced read that also has heart. Beautifully written and thrilling, Dead North deserves to go to the top of any chart." - Louise Beech

"A pacy thriller, rich in voice and with gratifying degree of complexity. Hames knows how to deliver." - John Bowen

"In Dead North, Hames’ lawyer turned accidental sleuth, Sam Williams, finds himself far from home and neck deep in Manchester’s seamy gangster scene. But what stands out in this intelligent, intricately woven crime procedural - with a plot to make your brain hurt - is the undercurrent of slick and highly enjoyable humour reminiscent of Raymond Chandler, updated for the twenty-first century. Loved it." - S E Lynes

"Will leave me with a thriller hangover for some time." - John Marrs


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Used availability for Joel Hames's Dead North

Paperback Editions

March 2018 : Paperback
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Title: Dead North (Sam Williams)
Author(s): Joel Hames
ISBN: 1-980269-63-7 / 978-1-980269-63-2
Publisher: Independently published
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

May 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Dead North: Sam Williams, Book 1
Author(s): Joel Hames
Publisher: Foundation Fundraising Services
Availability: Amazon   


May 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Dead North: Sam Williams, Book 1
Author(s): Joel Hames
Publisher: Foundation Fundraising Services
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Dead North: Sam Williams, Book 1
Author(s): Joel Hames
Publisher: Foundation Fundraising Services
Availability: Amazon CA   


May 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Dead North: Sam Williams, Book 1
Author(s): Joel Hames
Publisher: Foundation Fundraising Services
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2018 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dead North (Sam Williams Book 1)
Author(s): Joel Hames
Publisher: Ffs Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU