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The Twelve

(2009)
(The Ghosts of Belfast)
(The first book in the Jack Lennon Investigation series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Anthony Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
Dilys Awards Best Book (nominee)
Fegan has been a 'hard man,' an IRA killer in northern Ireland. Now that peace has come, he is being haunted day and night by twelve ghosts: a mother and infant, a schoolboy, a butcher, an RUC constable, and seven other of his innocent victims. In order to appease them, he's going to have to kill the men who gave him orders.

As he's working his way down the list he encounters a woman who may offer him redemption; she has borne a child to an RUC officer and is an outsider too. Now he has given Fate - and his quarry - a hostage. Is this Fegan's ultimate mistake?

Genre: Mystery    Get it on Google Play

Praise for this book

"The Ghosts of Belfast is the book when the world finally sits up and goes WOW, the Irish really have taken over the world of crime writing. Stuart Neville is Ireland's answer to Henning Mankell." - Ken Bruen

"Not only one of the finest thriller debuts of the last ten years, but also one of the best Irish novels, in any genre, of recent times." - John Connolly

"The best first novel I have read in years." - James Ellroy


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May 2010 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Twelve
Author(s): Stuart Neville
ISBN: 1-4448-0122-8 / 978-1-4448-0122-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
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February 2010 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Ghosts of Belfast (Thorndike Thrillers)
Author(s): Stuart Neville
ISBN: 1-4104-2373-5 / 978-1-4104-2373-3 (USA edition)
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October 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Ghosts of Belfast (The Belfast Novels)
Author(s): Stuart Neville
ISBN: 1-56947-600-4 / 978-1-56947-600-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
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Paperback Editions

January 2016 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Ghosts of Belfast (The Belfast Novels)
Author(s): Stuart Neville
ISBN: 1-61695-769-7 / 978-1-61695-769-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
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July 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Ghosts of Belfast (The Belfast Novels)
Author(s): Stuart Neville
ISBN: 1-61695-241-5 / 978-1-61695-241-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
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September 2010 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Ghosts of Belfast
Author(s): Stuart Neville
ISBN: 1-56947-857-0 / 978-1-56947-857-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Crime
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June 2010 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Twelve
Author(s): Stuart Neville
ISBN: 0-09-953534-3 / 978-0-09-953534-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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July 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Twelve
Author(s): Stuart Neville
ISBN: 1-84655-279-6 / 978-1-84655-279-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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Audio Editions

May 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: The Ghosts of Belfast (Belfast Novels)
Author(s): Stuart Neville
ISBN: 1-5226-3514-9 / 978-1-5226-3514-7
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance
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October 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Ghosts of Belfast
Author(s): Stuart Neville
Publisher: Audible Studios
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October 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Ghosts of Belfast
Author(s): Stuart Neville
Publisher: Audible Studios
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October 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Twelve
Author(s): Stuart Neville
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Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Ghosts of Belfast (The Belfast Novels)
Author(s): Stuart Neville
Publisher: Soho Crime
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July 2009 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Twelve
Author(s): Stuart Neville
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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