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  • ISBN: 9780316246859
  • ISBN: 0316246859
  • Physical Description: 421 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First Mulholland Books paperback edition
  • Producer: New York : Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2015.

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"London, 1968: The body of a teenage girl is found just steps away from the Beatles' Abbey Road recording studio. The police are called to a residential street in St John's Wood where an unidentified young woman has been strangled. Detective Sergeant Cathal Breen believes she may be one of the many Beatles fans who regularly camp outside Abbey Road Studios. With his reputation tarnished by an inexplicable act of cowardice, this is Breen's last chance to prove he's up to the job. Breen is of the generation for whom reaching adulthood meant turning into one's parents and accepting one's place in the world. But the world around him is changing beyond recognition. Nothing illustrates the shift more than Helen Tozer, a brazen and rambunctious young policewoman assisting him with the case. Together they navigate a world on edge, where conservative tradition gives way to frightening new freedoms--and troubling new crimes"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2014 February #2
    It's 1968, and a young woman's body has been discovered in an Abbey Road alley, adjacent to the Beatles' London recording studio. DS Cathal Breen, inherently decent and skilled but despised by his fellow detectives, is shocked to be assigned the attention-grabbing case. The girl has no identification, and the scene revealed little physical evidence. Neighborhood gossips and some of Breen's colleagues suspect a Biafran immigrant new to the neighborhood, but Breen dismisses their blatantly racist theory, even though he has no other leads. Then, Breen finds a like mind when Women's Unit trainee Helen Tozer is assigned to shadow him. Together they identify the victim as one of the many devoted Beatles fans in constant vigil outside the studio of the recording company EMI. As they trace the girl's past and her London connections, they find the case's solution in a swirl of world politics, prejudice, and the hope of a generation in the midst of change. Police-procedural fans will revel in the skillfully conjured 1960s police politics, which are instantly absorbing through Breen's incorruptable, introspective, and sometimes naive point of view. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

<div><b>William Shaw</b> is an award-winning music journalist and the author of several non-fiction books including <i>Westsiders: Stories of the Boys in the Hood</i>. Prior to becoming a crime writer, he worked at the post-punk magazine ZigZag and a journalist for <i>The Observer</i>, <i>The New York Times</i>, <i>Wired</i>, <i>Arena</i>, and <i>The Face</i>. He lives in Sussex, England.</div>

Subject: Police > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Women > Violence against > Fiction.
Nigerians > Great Britain > Fiction.
London (England) > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation.
Women > Violence against.
England > London.
Great Britain.
Genre: Fiction.

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