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The Old Religion

(2018)
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WELCOME TO THE DARK HEART OF CORNWALL . . .

'One of the very best crime writers we have' Mark Billingham

'A chilling tale' Lee Child

'Great stuff' Mick Herron

'Full of menace and secrets' Tom Wood

'Martyn Waites is already crime fiction royalty . . . I bloody loved this book' Steve Cavanagh

He was running from his past.
She was running from her future.
Sometimes helping a stranger is the last thing you should do . . .

The Cornish village of St Petroc is the sort of place where people come to hide. Tom Killgannon is one such person. An ex-undercover cop, Tom is in the Witness Protection Programme hiding from some very violent people and St Petroc's offers him a chance to live a safe and quiet life.

Until he meets Lila.

Lila is a seventeen-year-old runaway. When she breaks into Tom's house she takes more than just his money. His wallet holds everything about his new identity. He also knows that Lila is in danger from the travellers' commune she's been living at. Something sinister has been going on there and Lila knows more than she realises.

But to find her he risks not only giving away his location to the gangs he's in hiding from, but also becoming a target for whoever is hunting Lila.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"I don't know if i devoured IT or IT devoured ME..." - Mark Billingham

"The Old Religion is crime noir at its finest. Gritty, claustrophobically tense and deeply emotive - unputdownable!" - Steph Broadribb

"Martyn Waites is already crime fiction royalty . . . Tom Killgannon is one of the best new characters in modern fiction. I bloody loved this book." - Steve Cavanagh

"Waites brings all his storytelling talent and experience to this chilling tale." - Lee Child

"One of the brightest stars in the British crime writing firmament." - John Connolly

"A chilling slice of country noir. Great stuff." - Mick Herron

"Deeply unsettling and hauntingly realistic, The Old Religion takes all the things I love in a book and smashes them together - hard." - Susi Holliday

"An excellently woven crime novel, with a captivating setting and a brilliant lead character, from master storyteller Martyn Waites." - Ragnar Jónasson

"This is a great read - dark and disturbing, like The Wicker Man reinvented for our own troubled times. This is the side of Cornwall you'd rather not see - full of sinister undercurrents - but the result is a novel that's gripping from the first page to its incredibly satisfying climax." - Kevin Wignall

"A superbly atmospheric book full of menace and secrets." - Tom Wood


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Used availability for Martyn Waites's The Old Religion

Hardback Editions

June 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Old Religion: Dark and Chillingly Atmospheric.
Author(s): Martyn Waites
ISBN: 1-78576-431-4 / 978-1-78576-431-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Zaffre
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

February 2019 : UK Paperback

Title: The Old Religion: Dark and Chillingly Atmospheric.
Author(s): Martyn Waites
ISBN: 1-78576-415-2 / 978-1-78576-415-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Zaffre
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


June 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Old Religion: Dark and Chillingly Atmospheric.
Author(s): Martyn Waites
ISBN: 1-78576-414-4 / 978-1-78576-414-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Zaffre Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

August 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Old Religion
Author(s): Martyn Waites
ISBN: 1-4450-7627-6 / 978-1-4450-7627-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Old Religion
Author(s): Martyn Waites
ISBN: 1-4450-7628-4 / 978-1-4450-7628-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Old Religion
Author(s): Martyn Waites
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd
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June 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Old Religion
Author(s): Martyn Waites
Publisher: Isis Publishing Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Old Religion: Dark and Chillingly Atmospheric.
Author(s): Martyn Waites
Publisher: Zaffre
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU