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People Die Paperback – 7 March 2002

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  • Publisher : Hodder Paperbacks (7 March 2002)
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0340823399
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0340823392
  • Dimensions : 11.1 x 17.5 x 1.7 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.0 out of 5 stars 133 ratings

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Black and filmic (The Times)

The body count in this tersely controlled thriller is extremely high and rather shocking, even for die-hard thriller readers like me. . . A good, fast read. (Daily Mail)

Terse and spooky, PEOPLE DIE is that most remarkable of things: a killer-thriller with humour and heart (The Face)

Unconventional and remarkable debut novel...The writing is fluent and thoughtful; there are no histrionics here. Even so Wignall is good on the mechanics of the hit, the banality of evil... thought- provoking stuff, well worth your time (Tangled Web)

Wignall's spare dispassionate prose - pulls you in as he details JJ's machinations to avoid the bullet himself and the casual killing of those in the wrong place at the wrong time (Big Issue)

But Kevin Wignall has managed to pull off the (almost) perfect anti-hero saga with admirable originality and economy of language ... People Die nonetheless engages the reader from the beginning and with a gripping twist worthy of le Carre or Fleming, Wignall turns an implausible plot into something very credible (Bristol Evening Post)

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A classy, laid-back, powerful and stunning debut from a new, young British writer.

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