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The Dead Beat by [Doug Johnstone]

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Soundtracked by and interspersed with a series of gigs from the alternative music scene of the early '90s, Doug Johnstone's pause-resister is a wild ride of a thriller and a perfect follow-on to his number-one best seller, Hit & Run. --This text refers to the audioCD edition.

About the Author

Doug Johnstone is the author of five novels, most recently the acclaimed Gone Again. He is also a freelance journalist, a songwriter and musician, and has a PhD in nuclear physics. He lives in Edinburgh. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B00ILZ6XSE
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Faber & Faber; Main edition (29 April 2014)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 529 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 272 pages
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Doug Johnstone is the author of thirteen novels, most recently The Great Silence (2021). His previous book, The Big Chill (2020), was longlisted for the Theakston's Crime Novel of the Year. Several of his books have been bestsellers and three, A Dark Matter (2020), Breakers (2019) and The Jump (2015), were shortlisted for the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Novel of the Year. He’s taught creative writing and been writer in residence at various institutions over the last two decades including festivals, libraries, universities, schools, prisons and a funeral directors.

Doug is a Royal Literary Fund Consultant Fellow and works as a mentor and manuscript assessor for many organisations, including The Literary Consultancy, Scottish Book Trust and New Writing North. He's been an arts journalist for over twenty years and has also written many short stories and screenplays. He is a songwriter and musician with six albums and three EPs released, and plays drums for the Fun Lovin’ Crime Writers, a band of crime writers. He’s also co-founder of the Scotland Writers Football Club.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Another great read by someone who is fast becoming one of my favourite Scottish authors.
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