Books by William Shaw and Complete Book Reviews

William Shaw, Author Simon & Schuster $23 (336p) ISBN 978-0-684-86506-5
The has-beens, the almost-weres and the still-might-bes constitute the core of this look at the contemporary below-the-radar hip-hop scene in South-central Los Angeles. The author, a contributing editor to Details magazine, follows a group of...
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William Shaw. Little, Brown/Mulholland, $26 (400p) ISBN 978-0-316-24687-3
When the burned body of an unidentified man is discovered in a derelict house early in Shaw’s darkly humorous sequel to 2014’s She’s Leaving Home, Det. Sgt. Cathal “Paddy” Breen and Temporary Det. Constable Helen Tozer of Marylebone CID investigate.
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William Shaw. Little, Brown/Mulholland, $26 (432p) ISBN 978-0-316-24684-2
Pop culture journalist Shaw plays to his strength in his first novel set amid England’s cultural clashes in 1968 with the Beatles craze still going strong, immigration creating new frictions, and the generation gap upsetting many families. Det. Sgt.
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William Shaw. LB/Mulholland, $26 (416p) ISBN 978-0-316-24691-0
Set in 1969, British author Shaw’s superb conclusion to his crime trilogy (following 2015’s The Kings of London) finds the recently wounded Det. Sgt. Cathal “Paddy” Breen convalescing at the family farm of his former police partner, Helen Tozer, in...
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William Shaw. Mulholland, $26 (336p) ISBN 978-0-316-31624-8
At the start of British author Shaw’s engaging crime novel, William South, an avid birdwatcher and a community policing officer in Kent, England, muses on why he doesn’t want to be part of a murder team. First, it’s October, and the migratory birds...
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William Shaw. Mulholland, $27 (464p) ISBN 978-0-316-56350-5
Introduced in 2017’s The Birdwatcher, Det. Sgt. Alexandra Cupidi takes the lead in Shaw’s excellent police procedural set in the coastal marshlands of Kent. Cupidi gets called out to a remote drainage ditch, where an unidentified woman was found...
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William Shaw. Mulholland, $27 (448p) ISBN 978-0-316-56334-5
British author Shaw’s solid fourth mystery starring the Metropolitan Police’s Det. Sgt. Cathal Breen (after 2016’s A Song for the Brokenhearted) opens with the discovery of the body of guitarist Brian Jones, the former Rolling Stone, in his swimming
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