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Bull Mountain Hardcover – 16 July 2015

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  • Publisher : Head of Zeus (16 July 2015)
  • Language: : English
  • Hardcover : 272 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1784082651
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1784082659
  • Dimensions : 15.6 x 2.9 x 23.7 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 638 ratings

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'This cracking debut keeps the reader guessing through a series of gripping twists with an ending that you won't see coming. This sprawling, gritty crime epic set in dope-damned hillbilly country signals the arrival of a major new talent. 5/5' Daily Express.

'Dazzling ... reminiscent of John Steinbeck. Both write in a flowing, textured, understated style that is such a pleasure to read we don't realize we're being set up for a series of uppercuts. They come in revelations accompanied by gunfire. Read and recommend to anyone who follows country noir or savors delicious prose' Booklist (starred review).

'[Panowich] pulls off [a] daunting undertaking with astounding success ... The storytelling is mesmerizing, with virtually every chapter set in a different timeline and focused on a single character, but the sense of immediacy carries over into each era. And while the violence is shocking in its coldhearted brutality, it's as aesthetically choreographed as any ballet' Marilyn Stasio, The New York Times Book Review.

'Panowich has crafted a satisfying and smartly constructed book whose time-shifting sequences build suspense even as they parcel out telling revelations. Once events are in full play, there's no turning back' The Wall Street Journal.

'[Panowich storms] onto the scene with an epic southern tale that establishes him as a new voice for southern writers ... An unabashed literary page-turner ... takes readers along for a ride full of well timed twists and turns, and the shocking family secret that causes the inevitable climax ... one of the best multi-generational family sagas in years' Huffington Post.

'It's been described as 'country noir', 'Southern noir' and even 'hillbilly noir', but none of these terms quite captures the breadth, the humour, the style or the kick-ass conclusion that make it one of the best debut crime novels of the year' Sydney Morning Herald.

'Panowich had me at the first word of his spectacular debut novel and he held me until the very last page ... a sprawling, gritty, violent, tribal inter-generational crime epic with a deeply rooted sense of place and an gut-punch ending I didn't see coming' C.J. Box, New York Times-bestselling author of Endangered.

'The gripping, witty Bull Mountain is not only a fine debut, but a fine mystery novel, period. Panowich may even have carved out his own subgenre of hillbilly noir. I can't wait to see what he comes up with next' John Connolly, New York Times-bestselling author of The Wolf in Winter.

'A stone gas and a stone winner! It's brother-versus-brother in the dope-damned South. This first novel has it all: moonshine, maryjane and mayhem! Read this book now – and succumb to a startling new talent' James Ellroy, author of Perfidia.

About the Author

Brian Panowich is an award-winning author, a firefighter, a husband, and a father to four children. His first novel, Bull Mountain, topped the best thriller list on Apple iBooks, placed in the top twenty best books of 2015 on Amazon, and went on to win the International Thriller Writers Award (2016) for Best First Novel.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing how this is a first novel!
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One of the most enjoyable books I've read last couple years. Don't be put off by the chapters set in different years, it works really well at giving you a scope of the family as a whole and the background of each member.
Their is an urgency in the way brain panowich writes, as someone else put it, like a double barrel shotgun straight on to the page.
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