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A killing winter

A killing winter

Callaghan, Tom, author

When Inspector Borubaev of Bishkek Murder Squad arrives at a murder scene, all evidence hints at a sadistic serial killer. But when the victim's father turns out to be a leading government minister, the pressure is on Borubaev to solve the case not only quickly, but also quietly, and by any means possible

Hardback, Book. English. Crime. Detective and mystery stories.
Published London: Quercus, 2015
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Statement of responsibility: Tom Callaghan
ISBN: 1848669755, 9781848669758
Physical Description: 311 pages ; 24 cm
Subject: Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) Fiction.

Author note

Born in the North of England, Tom Callaghan was educated at the University of York and Vassar College, New York. An inveterate traveller, he divides his time between London, Prague, Dubai and Bishkek.


'Ticks all the boxes of plot, setting and character' The Crime Warp.||'The story and writing sustained me right through to the killer twist ending, which was a welcome surprise that could not be entirely predicted' Book Bonding.||'The scope of his investigations, and of this crime novel which works well as a political thriller too, is very wide. And the denouement is suitably surprising and satisfactory. I got there breathless and tense in the end' Thriller Books Journal.

'[Callaghan's] gloomy atmospheric portrait convinces and he writes with style and panache ... A lively story and a riveting glimpse of an unknown society' The Times .||'A thrilling, intense debut from a powerfully descriptive writer' Daily Express .||'Its portrait of people trying to eke out a living in this former Soviet republic is unforgettable' The Sunday Times .||'Tom's writing is nothing short of incredible, the fact that this is a debut novel is just astounding. 4.5/5' Book Addict Shaun.||'It's solid, fast-paced and enthralling' Written by Sime.||'A wonderful book ... the narrative is savage yet at the same time beautifully crafted ... A Killing Winter satisfies on so many levels' Milo Rambles.