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The Face Of Death: A Barney Thomson Novella
     

The Face Of Death: A Barney Thomson Novella

by Douglas Lindsay
 
***See also THE BARBERSHOP SEVEN - the collected Barney Thomson novels*** In Blackmuir Wood, above the Victorian Spa village of Strathpeffer, sixteen miles west of Inverness, in the Highlands of Scotland, four American students are found with their throats slit. Worse, each has been given a chilling new haircut. The FBI arrive, but too late to prevent another terrible

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***See also THE BARBERSHOP SEVEN - the collected Barney Thomson novels*** In Blackmuir Wood, above the Victorian Spa village of Strathpeffer, sixteen miles west of Inverness, in the Highlands of Scotland, four American students are found with their throats slit. Worse, each has been given a chilling new haircut. The FBI arrive, but too late to prevent another terrible murder, and into town strolls everybody's favourite accidental death-junkie barber, Barney Thomson, looking for a short back and sides and a different hair colour. THE FACE OF DEATH is a 17000-word Barney Thomson novella that takes place after the events of THE BARBER SURGEON'S HAIRSHIRT (Barney Thomson book 2). However, knowledge of the events of the first two Barney novels is not necessary to enjoy THE FACE OF DEATH. Praise for THE LONG MIDNIGHT OF BARNEY THOMSON (book 1) "This chilling black comedy unfolds at dizzying speed... an impressive debut novel." - Sunday Mirror "The plot, Russian literature fans, is a modern spin on Dostoyevsky's Crime and Punishment. The bloody ending, movie buffs, is pure Reservoir Dogs." - The Mirror "This is pitch-black comedy spun from the finest writing. Fantastic plot, unforgettable scenes and plenty of twisted belly laughs." - New Woman Praise for THE BARBER SURGEON'S HAIRSHIRT (book 2): "A mad, macabre romp with surreal characters and cutting black humour." - The Sunday Mirror "Gloriously over the top, very bloody and very, very funny." - Daily Telegraph "A novel which is both genuinely silly and a fun read." - The Scotsman "A flawless follow-up to an impressive debut, this is extremely well-written, highly amusing and completely unpredictable in its outrageous plot twists and turns." - The List "Lindsay's burlesque thrills offer no sex, no drugs, no desperation to be cool. Just straightforward adult story; fantastic plot, classic timing and gleeful delight in the grotesque. With more talent than Irvine Welsh could dream of, Lindsay has crafted a macabre masterpiece where content lives up to style." - What's On THE BARNEY THOMSON novels in order: #1 THE LONG MIDNIGHT OF BARNEY THOMSON #2 THE BARBER SURGEON'S HAIRSHIRT (aka THE CUTTING EDGE OF BARNEY THOMSON) #3 MURDERERS ANONYMOUS (aka A PRAYER FOR BARNEY THOMSON) #4 THE RESURRECTION OF BARNEY THOMSON (aka THE KING WAS IN HIS COUNTING HOUSE) #5 THE LAST FISH SUPPER #6 THE HAUNTING OF BARNEY THOMSON #7 THE FINAL CUT

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781908688446
Publisher:
Blasted Heath Ltd
Publication date:
12/05/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
300
File size:
258 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Douglas Lindsay is the author of more than a dozen novels, including The Unburied Dead (DS Hutton series), We Are The Hanged Man (DCI Jericho), the surreal thriller Being For The Benefit of Mr Kite! and The Long Midnight Of Barney Thomson (the Legend of Barney Thomson series), now a major movie starring Robert Carlyle and Emma Thompson.

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