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Sympathy for the Devil

(2017)
(Play With Fire)
(The fourth book in the DS Breen and WPC Tozer series)
A novel by

 
 
Summer of love

She made a profit from her youth. She's not beautiful anymore - but she will be young forever.

Called away from his pregnant girlfriend, Detective Sergeant Cathal Breen knows the sight of the murdered prostitute will be with him all his life. But this is what he does: he finds killers. Helen Tozer, more than most, understands why.

Summer of death

The girl they called Julie Teenager had a client list full of suspects, all rich, powerful - and protected. Someone warns off the beat coppers; someone disturbs the crime scene. Breen begins to fear that this is more than the murder of a prostitute. It's political.

Then Helen, with her ex-copper's instincts and fierce moral sense, gets dangerously involved. And Breen knows he has more to lose than ever before. He is about to become a father. He can have no sympathy for the devil.

Breen and Tozer met through murder. They work in a world before forensics or criminal databases, a world that's bigoted and brutal. Tense, dramatic and ingeniously plotted, Sympathy for the Devil is a gripping police thriller that delivers crime with a conscience.

Genre: Mystery

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Used availability for William Shaw's Sympathy for the Devil

Hardback Editions

August 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Play with Fire (A Breen and Tozer Mystery)
Author(s): William Shaw
ISBN: 0-316-56334-X / 978-0-316-56334-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


April 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: Sympathy for the Devil: Breen & Tozer: 4 (Breen and Tozer)
Author(s): William Shaw
ISBN: 1-78429-726-7 / 978-1-78429-726-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
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Paperback Editions

August 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Play With Fire (A Breen and Tozer Mystery)
Author(s): William Shaw
ISBN: 0-316-56343-9 / 978-0-316-56343-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sympathy for the Devil: Breen & Tozer: 4 (Breen and Tozer)
Author(s): William Shaw
ISBN: 1-78429-728-3 / 978-1-78429-728-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


May 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sympathy for the Devil: Breen & Tozer: 4 (Breen and Tozer)
Author(s): William Shaw
ISBN: 1-78429-727-5 / 978-1-78429-727-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

May 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Sympathy for the Devil: Breen & Tozer, Book 4
Author(s): William Shaw
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon   


May 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Sympathy for the Devil: Breen & Tozer, Book 4
Author(s): William Shaw
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Sympathy for the Devil: Breen & Tozer, Book 4
Author(s): William Shaw
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Play with Fire (A Breen and Tozer Mystery Book 4)
Author(s): William Shaw
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


May 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Sympathy for the Devil: Breen & Tozer: 4 (Breen and Tozer)
Author(s): William Shaw
Publisher: riverrun
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU