@2@@384@ @20@'Superb thriller writing' Peter Robinson@21@ @385@@3@@2@* * * * *@3@@2@@20@SHORTLISTED FOR CWA JOHN CREASY AWARD BEST DEBUT NOVEL@21@@3@@2@A body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together, nicknamed by the press as the 'Ragdoll'. Assigned to the shocking case are Detective William 'Wolf' Fawkes, recently reinstated to the London Met, and his former partner Detective Emily Baxter. The 'Ragdoll Killer' taunts the police by releasing a list of names to the media, and the dates on which he intends to murder them. @3@@2@@20@With six people to save, can Fawkes @95@ Baxter catch a killer when the world is watching their every move?@21@@3@@2@* * * * *@3@@2@'The best debut I've ever read.' Rachel Abbott@3@@2@'A brilliant, breathless thriller' MJ Arlidge@3@@2@'A high concept solution to a mystery' Sophie Hannah@3@
Praise for RAGDOLL by Daniel Cole, the quality, rocket-paced thriller for readers of Jo Nesbo: RAGDOLL is utterly addictive with brilliant characters and a killer twist you will never see coming - the best debut I've ever read. Rachel Abbott, Number One bestselling author
At 33 years old, Daniel Cole has worked as a paramedic, an RSPCA officer and most recently for the RNLI, driven by an intrinsic need to save people or perhaps just a guilty conscience about the number of characters he kills off in his writing.
On writing his debut novel RAGDOLL, which began life as an unproduced television pilot, Daniel says: 'After five years of rejections, I had a yearning to actually finish one of my stories rather than leave it collecting dust with the others under my bed. With no formal training at all, I feel I wrote the book very selfishly, with the aim of creating something that I, personally, would love: as shocking as it is humorous, as thought-provoking as it is relentlessly entertaining, and with a cast of characters who feel like friends by the end of it.' He currently lives in sunny Bournemouth and can usually be found down the beach when he ought to be writing book two instead.