Nine Inches

Author(s): Bateman

Crime Fiction

Dan Starkey, the ducking and diving hapless investigator, takes centre stage again in this brilliant new novel by the master of comic crime. Radio shock-jock and self-styled people's champion Jack Caramac is used to courting controversy - but when his four-year-old son is kidnapped for just one hour, and then sent back with a warning note, he knows he may have finally gone too far. Jack has no choice but to turn to Dan Starkey for help. Recently chucked by his long-suffering wife Patricia, Dan has finally given up on journalism and is now providing a boutique, bespoke service for important people with difficult problems. Dan resolves to catch whoever kidnapped Jack's son - and very soon finds himself in the middle of a violent feud between rival drug gangs, pursued by jealous husbands, unscrupulous property developers and vicious killers as the case spirals ever more out of his control...


Product Information

Bateman was a journalist in Northern Ireland before becoming a full-time writer. His first novel, Divorcing Jack, won the Betty Trask Prize, and all his novels have been critically acclaimed. He wrote the screenplays for the feature films Divorcing Jack, Crossmaheart and Wild About Harry. He lives in Ireland with his family.

General Fields

  • : 9780755378654
  • : Headline Publishing Group
  • : Headline Book Publishing
  • : April 2012
  • : 198mm X 131mm X 26mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : July 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 416
  • : Bateman
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 823.92