The Dying Squad

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DYING IS HELL . . .

SOLVING YOUR OWN MURDER IS PURGATORY

When Detective Inspector Joe Lazarus storms a Lincolnshire farmhouse, he expects to bring down a notorious drug gang; instead, he discovers his own dead body and a spirit guide called Daisy-May. She’s there to enlist him to the Dying Squad, a spectral police force made up of the recently deceased. Joe soon realises there are fates far worse than death.

To escape being stuck in purgatory, he must solve his own murder. A task made all the more impossible when his memories start to fade. Reluctantly partnering with Daisy-May, Joe faces dangers from both the living and the dead in the quest to find his killer – before they kill again.

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‘One of those books that fizzes with life’ – STUART TURTON, Costa First Novel Award winner

‘Fresh, inventive and funny, The Dying Squad is superbly plotted and packs an emotional heft rarely seen in a debut’ – MW CRAVEN, CWA Gold Dagger Award winner

DYING IS HELL . . .

SOLVING YOUR OWN MURDER IS PURGATORY

When Detective Inspector Joe Lazarus storms a Lincolnshire farmhouse, he expects to bring down a notorious drug gang; instead, he discovers his own dead body and a spirit guide called Daisy-May. She’s there to enlist him to the Dying Squad, a spectral police force made up of the recently deceased. Joe soon realises there are fates far worse than death.

To escape being stuck in purgatory, he must solve his own murder. A task made all the more impossible when his memories start to fade. Reluctantly partnering with Daisy-May, Joe faces dangers from both the living and the dead in the quest to find his killer – before they kill again.

Recruits are loving THE DYING SQUAD:

‘Whip-smart, fresh with a dash of dark humour, The Dying Squad is a wildly entertaining read. Highly recommended’ – ADAM HAMDY, Sunday Times bestselling author

‘Adam has crafted something unique with The Dying Squad, mashing fantasy and crime together in a way I’ve not seen before . . . I’m sure it will be a huge success’ – JAMES OSWALD, author of the Sunday Times bestselling Inspector McLean series

‘Funny, creepy and compelling’ – ANNA STEPHENS, acclaimed author of Godblind

‘Grim, wry and inventive, a twisting tale with both guts and heart. Never has Lincolnshire seemed more desolate, or more menacing’ – DAVID WRAGG, The Black Hawks

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
ISBN

9781473230743

Author

Simcox, Adam

Publisher

Gollancz

Binding

Hardback

1 review for The Dying Squad

  1. Anna Kierczynska

    What a FANTASTIC story! It’s hard to believe it’s a debut! Adam Simcox has a bright writing future ahead of him, I’m sure of that.

    I loved it so much and I didn’t want it to end. I limited myself to reading just a few chapters a day, instead of devouring the book on one sitting (which I could have easily done, because it was brilliant).

    Joe is a detective and he’s observing a drug house, Daisy-May, a teenage girl comes to him and says she works with him and they should come in… they find two bodies by the door, and one upstairs… the dead man is Joe.
    They need to solve the mystery of how Joe died, but unfortunately dead people lose their memories, so The Dying Squad needs to work hard to figure out what happened.

    Not everything is as it seems… actually nothing is at it seems!

    The book story unravels dark secrets, it’s twisty and unique.

    I loved the characters, I could read about Daisy-May and Joe on daily basis and I can’t believe I have to wait a full year until the second book is published!

    The world created by Adam is messed up in its own way, the living one, the Hell and the Purgatory. Intriguing, complex and simple at the same time. Absolutely loved it.

    If I could influence Netflix in any way, I’d love them to create a tv series from The Dying Squad. It’s rare for a book to be written perfectly for the film. This one is.

    Well done, I can’t wait to read the next one and dozens following in the series. After just one book Adam Simcox became an author whose books I’ll buy blindly. I don’t need to read a blurb or get recommendations, just take my money!

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