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The Kills

3.16 based on 396 ratings & 98 reviews on Goodreads.com

2014 Short-listed

The Gordon Burn Prize

2013 Long-listed

Man Booker Prize

2013 Long-listed

Green Carnation Prize

Picador

18 July 13
9781447254881
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£9.99
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Synopsis

Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013.
Shortlisted for the South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2014.

Book of the Year in the Guardian, Spectator, Independent and Daily Mail.

The Kills is an epic novel of crime and conspiracy.

It starts with an explosion, a man on the run and the theft of over fifty million dollars. It moves from the Middle East to the Mediterranean, around mainland Europe via the sleazy underworld of Naples, and across America. It ends in a locked room.

Brilliantly original, playful and ambitious, The Kills is a terrifying, awe-inspiring, mind-blowing sensation.

'A damn good book' Sunday Times
'A staggering achievement' Daily Mail
'A thrilling, overwhelming ride' Spectator

In the media

House's writing is spare and compelling, and the digital edition is truly enriched by the additional media.
Guardian
House is a master of flawed character and unexpected moving images.
New Statesman
'If you have a week-long, do-nothing holiday planned, or you have to spend some time convalescing in hospital, or you are going to prison, then Richard House's monumental, Man Booker-longlisted thriller may be the ideal accompaniment. The Kills is a dense and twisty series of linked stories that range across Europe, America and the Middle East . . . engrossing but also ferociously complex and demanding . . . [House] has a lovely turn of phrase . . . he writes in startling detail about character, location and physical mannerisms . . . a very sophisticated yarn-spinner'
Evening Standard