• Publication date: 11/01/2018
  • eBook ISBN: 9781911440246
A Yellowthread Street Mystery 13

Out of Nowhere

William Marshall

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The victims were shredded in a storm of glass.

There was nothing the truck driver could do. The van was driving on the wrong side of the motorway, at night, with its headlights turned off. It came out of nowhere, loaded with sheets of cheap glass. The combined speed of the impact was 185 miles per hour. What was left of the passengers had to be collected in bags.

A horrific accident takes a mysterious turn when a bullet is found lodged in the base of the van driver’s skull. Suicide pact or something more sinister? A case this bizarre calls for the skills of Harry Feiffer, Hong Bay’s finest detective.

Meanwhile Christopher O’Yee is manning the psychopath hotline at Yellowstreet police station, and things turn canine for Spencer and Auden as they attempt to use an untrained Alsatian to catch a dog which has been terrorising the city’s apothecaries.

The thirteenth book in William Marshall’s classic series mixes horror, humour and humanity in his distinct staccato style.

Praise for the Yellowthread Street series:

“Marshall has the rare gift of juggling scary suspense and wild humor and making them both work.” Washington Post Book World

“Marshall’s style – blending the hilarious, the surreal, and the poignant – remains inimitable and not easily resisted.” San Francisco Chronicle

Marshall has few peers as an author who melds the wildest comedy and tragedy in narratives of nonstop action.” Publishers Weekly

“Marshall is building a growing, iconoclastic body of work that mixes weird fantasy [and] wayward characterization . . . to produce a subtle, charged, atmospheric, lush fiction hybrid sure to satisfy those with a taste for mysteries on the far edges.” Philadelphia Inquirer

“Despite the wild humor, Marshall’s stories contain excellent police procedure, real suspense, and fine irony . . . incessantly scary.” Chicago Tribune

Among the best police procedural series on the market.” Detroit Free Press

“As an inspired poet of the bizarre, [Marshall] orchestrates underlying insanity into an apocalyptic vision of the future.” New York Times Book Review

“Marshall’s novels feature seemingly supernatural events that turn out to have logical, if not precisely rational, origins. He has savage fun with police procedure.” TIME

Nobody rivals Marshall’s ability to expose the links between comic hysteria and the most mundane human foibles, from greed to cowardice to simple funk.” Kirkus Reviews

“Moves at the speed of a bullet; don’t read it aloud or you’ll run out of breath.” Chicago Sun-Times

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