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These Darkening Days

(2017)
(The second book in the Mace & Brindle series)
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As autumn draws in, a Pennine valley town famed for its alternative lifestyles is shocked to its core when a woman is savagely attacked.

The identity of her assailant proves illusive but her colourful past in the amateur world of adult entertainment makes her a tabloid sensation overnight. When further attacks occur, group hysteria spreads and the community seeks a scapegoat...

Journalist Roddy Mace is struggling to stay sober whilst completing the writing of a true crime book based on a previous case. Detective James Brindle, on an enforced leave of absence from secretive crime unit, Cold Storage, is rapidly unravelling without a case to focus on. The two reunite to discover how old myths align with new fears, and the deep history of folk-crimes that lie within the bleak moorlands.

In These Darkening Days a rural idyll is shattered by an outbreak of violence and a place steeped in ancient history becomes the focus of an accelerating modern media that favours immediacy over truth.

"Myers is the master of English rural noir" - Paul Kingsnorth

Genre: Mystery

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"There is no hiding place from the darkness because the writing is so damned good." - Val McDermid


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September 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: These Darkening Days
Author(s): Benjamin Myers
ISBN: 1-911356-02-X / 978-1-911356-02-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Mayfly Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU