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A dark and labyrinthine thriller from a bold new voice in crime fiction

'Noon's storytelling is assured and compelling ... it's a belter' Guardian
‘Constantly surprising’ Spectator
A viciously occult murder.

A curious clue left on the body.

The soundtrack to the murder still playing...
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It is 1981 and Detective Inspector Henry Hobbes is still reeling in the aftermath of the fire and fury of the Brixton riots. The battle lines of society - and the police force - are being redrawn on a daily basis.

With the certainties of his life already sorely tested, a brutal murder will shake his beliefs to their very core once more. The manner of the death and its staged circumstances pose many questions to which there are no obvious answers.

To track the murderer, Hobbes must cross boundaries into a subculture hidden beneath the everyday world he thought he knew. His investigation takes him into a twisted reality, which is both seductive and devastating, and asks him the one question he has been dreading: How far will he go in pursuit of the truth?


Jeff Noon is the author of six acclaimed novels, Vurt, Pollen, Automated Alice, Nymphomation, Needle in the Groove and Falling Out of Cars, as well as two collections of short fictions, and is also the crime fiction reviewer for The Spectator. He lives in Brighton.

Reviews

The obsessive world of pop culture becomes a dangerous, dark, bewitching place in Noon’s utterly brilliant crime fiction debut.

William Shaw

‘Constantly surprising, the novel takes the form of the police procedural and pushes it in a variety of unexpected directions’

Spectator

Noon's storytelling is assured and compelling ... it's a belter

Guardian

Slow Motion Ghosts is a triumph … an ingeniously-plotted and multi-layered tale

Independent

The enjoyably convoluted plot encompasses a heartfelt and moving examination of the other-worldly appeal of glam rock for nerds and outsiders. If you weren't poleaxed by Bowie's death, this very absorbing novel will help to explain why others were.

The Telegraph

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Formats & editions

  • Trade Paperback

    9780857525628

    February 5, 2019

    Doubleday

    384 pages

    RRP $32.99

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  • Hardback

    9780857525611

    January 24, 2019

    Doubleday

    384 pages

    RRP $39.99

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    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • Audio Download

    9781473569010

    January 24, 2019

    Transworld Digital

    RRP $19.99

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