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A Song from Dead Lips

(2013)
(She's Leaving Home)
(The first book in the DS Breen and WPC Tozer series)
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Awards
Barry Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
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'A first-rate police thriller set amidst the seamy underside of the swinging sixties' C. J. Sansom
'A gripping story, impeccably researched' Guardian


The Runaway


A nameless young woman is found naked and strangled in an alley on Abbey Road.

The Reject

DS Cathal Breen, an outcast in the Marylebone CID, struggles to make sense of the case.

The Rookie

Until new recruit WPC Helen Tozer - the first woman to join the team - makes a breakthrough.

And as hippies slam doors in their face, and locals suspect the new African neighbours, Breen and Tozer tread down a perilous path, closing in on a cruel conspiracy that goes far beyond class, colour and creed.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A first-rate police thriller set amidst the seamy underside of the swinging sixties; a young girl's murder on a bleak housing estate near the Beatles' recording studio leads an intrepid police duo into a world of inter-generational quarrels, racial tensions, and arms dealing. The totemic year of '68 will never seem the same again." - C J Sansom


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Hardback Editions

February 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: She's Leaving Home (A Breen and Tozer Mystery, 1)
Author(s): William Shaw
ISBN: 0-316-24684-0 / 978-0-316-24684-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
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August 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Song from Dead Lips: the first book in the gritty Breen & Tozer series (Breen and Tozer)
Author(s): William Shaw
ISBN: 1-78206-416-8 / 978-1-78206-416-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
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Paperback Editions

May 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Song from Dead Lips: Breen & Tozer 1 (Breen and Tozer): the first book in the gritty Breen & Tozer series
Author(s): William Shaw
ISBN: 1-78206-419-2 / 978-1-78206-419-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


January 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: She's Leaving Home (A Breen and Tozer Mystery, 1)
Author(s): William Shaw
ISBN: 0-316-24685-9 / 978-0-316-24685-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Song from Dead Lips: Breen & Tozer 1 (Breen and Tozer)
Author(s): William Shaw
ISBN: 1-78206-417-6 / 978-1-78206-417-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

2012 : UK Audio CD
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Title: A Song From Dead Lips
Author(s): William Shaw
ISBN: 1-4712-9381-5 / 978-1-4712-9381-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: W F Howes Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: She's Leaving Home
Author(s): William Shaw
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon   


February 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: She's Leaving Home
Author(s): William Shaw
Publisher: Hachette Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


August 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Song from Dead Lips
Author(s): William Shaw
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
Availability: Amazon   


August 2013 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Song from Dead Lips
Author(s): William Shaw
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Song from Dead Lips
Author(s): William Shaw
Publisher: W. F. Howes Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: She's Leaving Home (Breen and Tozer Book 1)
Author(s): William Shaw
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


July 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Song from Dead Lips: the first book in the gritty Breen & Tozer series (Breen and Tozer)
Author(s): William Shaw
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU