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About the author


Martin Cooper was born in the south of England in 1950. He read English at Oxford, where he met JRR Tolkien but unaccountably missed Bill Clinton. He worked for the BBC for a number of years, then became Technical Director of Teletext Ltd, the company which provided text services on ITV and Channel 4. Nowadays he lives and works in Dorset. Writing credits include news items for The Two Ronnies and short stories in The London Evening News and Ambit Magazine. He holds the record for the smallest royalty ever paid to a BBC comedy writer: nine pence, shared with a colleague. Cold Hillside is his first novel.
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Cold Hillside
by Martin Cooper

Overview


Simon Coltraine is a professional songwriter and musician. His brother Giles - market trader, rogue and amiable bully - is a crook. When Giles is killed in a car accident Simon returns to their childhood home to confront his memories and his own complicity in his brother’s schemes. The Devil has all the best tunes.
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Giles, my sibling, my Mephistophilis. You lie whenever it suits you, but when you lie to me, surely you can take the trouble to make it convincing? Simon Coltraine is a professional songwriter and musician. His brother Giles - market trader, rogue and amiable bully - is a crook. When Giles is killed in a car accident Simon returns to their childhood home to confront his memories and his own complicity in his brother’s schemes. The Devil has all the best tunes. Martin Cooper links the sunlit sweep of England’s West Country landscapes with the grubby shadows of London’s Kentish Town Road. A turn-the-page crime story, but running through it are powerful threads of humour and melancholy.
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Overview


Simon Coltraine is a professional songwriter and musician. His brother Giles - market trader, rogue and amiable bully - is a crook. When Giles is killed in a car accident Simon returns to their childhood home to confront his memories and his own complicity in his brother’s schemes. The Devil has all the best tunes.

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Description


Giles, my sibling, my Mephistophilis. You lie whenever it suits you, but when you lie to me, surely you can take the trouble to make it convincing? Simon Coltraine is a professional songwriter and musician. His brother Giles - market trader, rogue and amiable bully - is a crook. When Giles is killed in a car accident Simon returns to their childhood home to confront his memories and his own complicity in his brother’s schemes. The Devil has all the best tunes. Martin Cooper links the sunlit sweep of England’s West Country landscapes with the grubby shadows of London’s Kentish Town Road. A turn-the-page crime story, but running through it are powerful threads of humour and melancholy.

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Book details

Genre:FICTION

Subgenre:Mystery & Detective / General

Language:English

Pages:312

eBook ISBN:9781617922381


Overview


Simon Coltraine is a professional songwriter and musician. His brother Giles - market trader, rogue and amiable bully - is a crook. When Giles is killed in a car accident Simon returns to their childhood home to confront his memories and his own complicity in his brother’s schemes. The Devil has all the best tunes.

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Description


Giles, my sibling, my Mephistophilis. You lie whenever it suits you, but when you lie to me, surely you can take the trouble to make it convincing? Simon Coltraine is a professional songwriter and musician. His brother Giles - market trader, rogue and amiable bully - is a crook. When Giles is killed in a car accident Simon returns to their childhood home to confront his memories and his own complicity in his brother’s schemes. The Devil has all the best tunes. Martin Cooper links the sunlit sweep of England’s West Country landscapes with the grubby shadows of London’s Kentish Town Road. A turn-the-page crime story, but running through it are powerful threads of humour and melancholy.

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About the author


Martin Cooper was born in the south of England in 1950. He read English at Oxford, where he met JRR Tolkien but unaccountably missed Bill Clinton. He worked for the BBC for a number of years, then became Technical Director of Teletext Ltd, the company which provided text services on ITV and Channel 4. Nowadays he lives and works in Dorset. Writing credits include news items for The Two Ronnies and short stories in The London Evening News and Ambit Magazine. He holds the record for the smallest royalty ever paid to a BBC comedy writer: nine pence, shared with a colleague. Cold Hillside is his first novel.

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