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The Business of Dying

(2002)
(The first book in the Dennis Milne series)
A novel by

 
 
It's a typical cold November night and Detective Sergeant Dennis Milne, a very atypical policeman, waits in the Traveller's Rest Hotel parking lot for the arrival of three men. Cynical and jaded, Milne earns money on the side by doing what he does best: punishing the bad guys. But this time he's been duped. Instead of blowing away drug dealers, he kills three innocent people, their deaths starting an investigation that sees him and his conscience heading for trouble.

Less than twelve hours later, Milne is out on the streets again. Eighteen-year-old Miriam Fox has been found dead by Regent's Canal---her throat slashed. Desperate to find Miriam's killer, Milne uncovers a web of depravity far more shocking than he could ever have imagined. Can he evade arrest for his own crimes and solve a case so sickening that it may provide the key to his personal redemption?

The clock is ticking and everyone's watching their backs as a war of morality is fought in the mind of one renegade policeman in this gripping first novel by a talented young crime writer.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Taut, gripping, disturbing - a most assured and original debut." - Reginald Hill


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Hardback Editions

June 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Business of Dying
Author(s): Simon Kernick
ISBN: 0-312-31401-9 / 978-0-312-31401-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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July 2002 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Business of Dying - 1st Edition/1st Printing
Author(s): Simon Kernick
ISBN: 0-593-04978-0 / 978-0-593-04978-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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Paperback Editions

May 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Business of Dying: (Dennis Milne 1)
Author(s): Simon Kernick
ISBN: 0-552-16428-3 / 978-0-552-16428-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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February 2008 : UK Mass Market Paperback
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Title: The Business Of Dying: (Dennis Milne 1)
Author(s): Simon Kernick
ISBN: 0-552-15737-6 / 978-0-552-15737-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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September 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Business of Dying: A Novel (Dennis Milne Series)
Author(s): Simon Kernick
ISBN: 0-312-31402-7 / 978-0-312-31402-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Minotaur Books
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June 2003 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Business Of Dying
Author(s): Simon Kernick
ISBN: 0-552-14970-5 / 978-0-552-14970-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Corgi
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July 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: Business of Dying
Author(s): Simon Kernick
ISBN: 0-593-05043-6 / 978-0-593-05043-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: THE BUSINESS OF DYING
Author(s): SIMON KERNICK
ISBN: 0-552-15453-9 / 978-0-552-15453-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: BANTAM PRESS
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Audio Editions

2004 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: The Business of Dying (Unabridged)
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ISBN: 1-84505-057-6 / 978-1-84505-057-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Clipper Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

May 2010 : Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Business of Dying: (Dennis Milne 1)
Author(s): Simon Kernick
Publisher: Transworld Digital
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September 2005 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: The Business of Dying: A Novel (Dennis Milne Series Book 1)
Author(s): Simon Kernick
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Availability: Amazon