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This is an auction for NINETEEN EIGHTY THREE by David Pearce.

“A major achievement. . . . Peace’s voice is powerful and unique.” —The Guardian

“Rarely has the crime novel managed to say something more serious and enduring.” —New Statesman (UK)

“Magnificent.” —Yorkshire Post

“David Peace is the future of crime fiction. . . . A fantastic talent.” —Ian Rankin

“British crime fiction’s most exciting new voice in decades.” —GQ

“A writer of immense talent and power. . . . If Northern Noir is the crime fashion of the moment, Peace is its most brilliant designer.” —The Times (London)

“A tour de force of crime fiction which confirms David Peace’s reputation as one of the most important names in contemporary crime literature.” —Crime Time review:

"May 1983. John Pigott, an overweight lawyer as noble in his intentions as he is a slave to his desires, finds that the man convicted for Clare Kemplay's murder might be innocent - and that all the people who could answer his questions are dead. June 1977. BJ the rent boy's life is in danger for what he knows, plagued by the horrors he has witnessed. Soon he must confront the possibility that the man purporting to be his saviour is the devil himself. December 1974. Maurice Jobson, the senior policeman known as "The Owl", is sucked into a morass of corruption where murder and cruelty present themselves as the only tools for survival. Nineteen Eighty Three is a dark, disturbing and intense finale to The Red Riding Quartet, one of the finest series in contemporary British crime writing."

Very favourable reviews on

Hardback 2009.

582 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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