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Dead or Alive

(2016)
(The first book in the DI Sep Black series)
A novel by

 
 
A former Yorkshire Det. Inspector must clear his name, expose a traitor, and catch a kidnapper in this debut that “hits every note for a gritty procedural” (Publishers Weekly).
 
Two children have been abducted on their way home from school. After several weeks, they are still missing—and no one knows if they are alive or dead. The police are certain that Vince Formosa, a ruthless local gangster, is behind the kidnapping. But without proof their hands are tied.
 
After a disgraced politician dies in his custody, Detective Inspector Septimus “Sep” Black is forced to resign. He knows he’s been set up, but how does he prove it and stay alive in the process? Convinced that Formosa has a mole inside the department, Black sets out to expose the conspiracy and get his revenge on the man who brought him down. But to do it, he must find the missing girls—and that means going undercover among some of the most notorious criminals in Leeds.
 
“McCoy tells his tale with great dash—plus plenty of tension and violence—and he brightens it with doses of English-major wit.” —Booklist
 
“The well-constructed narrative unfolds in an entertaining manner. A solid choice for Peter Robinson and Reginald Hill fans.” —Library Journal

Genre: Mystery

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Hardback Editions

August 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Dead Or Alive
Author(s): Ken McCoy
ISBN: 0-7505-4447-3 / 978-0-7505-4447-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Large Print Books
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June 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: Dead or Alive: A new contemporary thriller series set in the north of England: 1 (A Sep Black Thriller)
Author(s): Ken McCoy
ISBN: 0-7278-8633-9 / 978-0-7278-8633-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers
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Paperback Editions

June 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dead or Alive (SI Sep Black)
Author(s): Ken McCoy
ISBN: 1-84751-738-2 / 978-1-84751-738-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Paperbacks Ltd
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Audio Editions

June 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Dead Or Alive
Author(s): Ken McCoy
ISBN: 1-78502-431-0 / 978-1-78502-431-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Magna Story Sound
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June 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Dead Or Alive
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ISBN: 1-78502-432-9 / 978-1-78502-432-0 (UK edition)
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June 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Dead or Alive
Author(s): Ken McCoy
Publisher: Soundings
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June 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Dead or Alive
Author(s): Ken McCoy
Publisher: Soundings
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June 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Dead or Alive
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June 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Dead or Alive
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Publisher: Soundings
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Kindle Editions

October 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dead or Alive (The Sep Black Thrillers Book 1)
Author(s): Ken McCoy
Publisher: Severn House
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