ISBN 9781444754278,Serpents in the Cold

Serpents in the Cold



Hodder & Stoughton

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9781444754278

ISBN-10 1444754270


Number of Pages 400 Pages
Language (English)

Mystery & Detective

Post-war 1950s Boston is down on its luck. The dazzle and glitz has gone and infamous Scollay Square is being prepared for the wrecking ball. Its the worst winter in recent memory, and the politicians promises about a brighter future sound ever more hollow. In the midst of it all are two old friends trying to scrape a living. World War Two verteran Cal is getting by; heroin addict Dante is trying - and mostly failing - to kick the habit. But when the girl they fought over in their hardscrabble youth is found murdered and frozen on a wintry beach, they take it upon themselves to track down her killer. Their investigation leads them from the drug-ravaged working-class neighbourhood they know to gangsters and corrupt politicians. and as their quest gets ever more dangerous, it seems clear that even if they can find answers, they may end up losing themselves.
About the Author: Thomas OMalley
Thomas OMalley was raised in Ireland and England. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and the Iowa Writers Workshop, and currently teaches on the faculty of creative writing at Dartmouth College. He is the author of the novels In the Province of Saints and This Magnificent Desolation. He lives in the Boston area. Douglas Graham Purdy grew up in the Boston area. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Boston and worked in Film and Media Studies at MIT. This is his first novel.

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