Shaw, William

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Play with Fire

Award-winning author Shaw delivers an excellent fourth installment of the “Breen and Tozer” series (after A Song for the Brokenhearted). Readers of C.J. Box will enjoy the tense, intricate plot. Fans of Tana French’s “Dublin Murder Squad” series will appreciate the atmospheric description of the English countryside.

Salt Lane

Shaw's rattling good writing will hold readers to the very end. Fans of the author's "Breen and Tozer" series as well as aficionados of atmospheric British procedurals will enjoy this series launch.

The Birdwatcher

Award-winning author Shaw ("Breen and Tozer" series) delivers an outstanding stand-alone novel; its gritty protagonist, intricate plot, and atmospheric description of the English countryside will please readers of Tana French's "Dublin Murder Squad" series.

The Kings of London

This critique of the Swinging Sixties is administered by a crackerjack storyteller who adroitly balances likable lead characters, bursts of intense action, and a great ear for office banter that will engage any reader who remembers the era, as well as anyone who has to google "bell-bottoms."

She's Leaving Home

This outstanding novel is a reminder of the multiple joys of a straight-ahead, by-the-numbers police procedural with quirky characters, crisp dialog, and, in this case, a healthy dose of period detail (ten-shilling notes and carbon paper make cameo appearances) involving the music scene as well as politics and immigration in those politically incorrect times. Spread the word so that this satisfying debut will end up in the right hands. [See Prepub Alert, 8/19/13.]

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