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Author Topic: "Who Is Conrad Hirst?" By Kevin Wignall  (Read 31744 times)
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« on: July 21, 2008 »

Iíve chosen a novel which I absolutely love and I hope you will too. Itís by Kevin Wignall and itís his fourth and most recent book, Who Is Conrad Hirst? It was recently nominated for an Edgar Award, and for me it has everything Ė itís fast-paced, gritty and has great characters Ė some youíll love and some youíll hate.

Kevinís previous three novels are People Die, For The Dogs and Among The Dead, and all are equally as good as Who Is Conrad Hirst?

Hereís what it says about Kevin on the back of the book:

ďWith three highly acclaimed novels under his belt, Kevin Wignall has carved out a significant reputation for himself as a mystery writer in his UK home and in the US. His books and short stories are regularly met with terrific reviews and his fan base faithfully awaits this next installment in the Wignall Oeuvre.Ē

Finally, thanks to Dave for handing me the baton. Iím eager to hear what you all think of the book and weíll start the discussion on 31st August, to give everyone a chance to order it. Itís available from Amazon UK.
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2008 »

Started it on the tube this morning - great choice Jayne!
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2008 »

Oh, I really want to read this. I'll join in this time.
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2008 »

Good pick Jayne. I will join in this month too
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« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2008 »

I read this book last year Jayne, superb choice.
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« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2008 »

Looking forward to re-reading this. I remember being disappointed by one particular scene when I first read it, so it will be interesting to see if I am more or less lenient on second reading.
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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2008 »

Great choice Jayne,   Grin  heading over to Amazon right now

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« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2008 »

Great choice, Jayne - I've been waiting to vent my anger about this book for ages...

Seriously, I hope you all enjoy the discussion and I'll join in if you want me to.  But whatever happens, please don't be put off saying anything critical - as some of you know, I'm very easygoing about criticism and don't take it at all personally (in fact, some of my best and oldest friends hate ALL of my books... hmm).  My only request is that you clearly label SPOILERS if you're discussing the end because the surprise that's hidden there is quite key to the book and could ruin it for people who haven't read it.

Thanks, K
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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2008 »

Maybe on the page title Jayne can put in a note that their are spoilers so people don't have to look!!!!
*waves hey to K*
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« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2008 »

Fantastic book, great choice Jayne.  Will be a pleasure to re-read this.
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« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2008 »

I may take part.... the only thing that bothers me is... when will I get all of my new (signed) books read?
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« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2008 »

Ha!  my copy of Conrad Hirst is signed!  Albeit an advance readers proof...

I may have to buy a proper copy as Kevin does need to keep the butler in shoes  Wink
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« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2008 »



 To date I haven't read anything of Mr. Wignall's books but I shall visit my local Waterstones tomorrow and try to scare up a copy...

 I very much enjoyed the comments posted in the Mo Hayder's 'Tokyo' thread (as indeed I loved the novel) and I have no doubt that the recommendations by the posters here promise me that a previously undiscovered pleasure awaits... And how brave of the Author to come on board with his thoughts... Though I rather suspects he'll be more pleased than vexed!!

 
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 And how brave of the Author to come on board with his thoughts...
 



Thoughts - what thoughts - !!!xx
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« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2008 »

Will Kevin have sobered up by then? He was looking decidedly peeky when I saw him last... Cheesy
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