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Published: 3rd January 2013
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An explosive, utterly unique crime novel from world-famous comics writer Warren Ellis. An apartment full of guns. A hundred unsolved murders. Mulholland Books presents... GUN MACHINE

This morning Detective John Tallow was bored with his job. Then there was this naked guy with a shotgun, and his partner getting killed, and now Tallow has a real problem: an apartment full of guns. Old guns. Modified guns. Arranged in rows and spirals on the floor and walls. Hundreds of them.

Each weapon is tied to a single unsolved murder. Which means Tallow has uncovered two decades' worth of homicides that no one knew to connect and a killer unlike anything that came before. Tallow's bosses don't want him to solve the case. The murderer just wants him to die. But there's a pattern hiding behind the deaths, and if Tallow can figure it out he might even make it out alive.

About the Author

Warren Ellis is an award-winning creator of graphic novels whose work includes Ministry Of Space, Planetary, Transmetropolitan and Red, which was adapted into a film starring Bruce Willis, and the author of the novel Crooked Little Vein. He has also written for many of Marvel Comics' top series including The Avengers, Iron Man and the X-MEN. He lives in Southend with his family.

A magnificently entertaining gun held to the head of the crime thriller genre - Guardian

GUN MACHINE sees Ellis grab hold of the mainstream by its windpipe and demand acceptance; a perfectly flawless crime book with a feral glint in its eye. - Independent on Sunday

If only other police procedurals had half the gumption and imaginative power of this novel. - Big Issue

A dazzling oasis in the desert of grimly identical police procedurals - Financial Times

Sick, slick and very funny...[Ellis] doesn't need pictures to create his gripping, grave new world - Daily Telegraph

[Ellis] turns to conventional crime fiction with startling success...powerful writing and vast imagination - The Times

Ellis tackles the police procedural, although it's bloodier and more intriguing than any episode of Law & Order or CSI, and arms it with gallows humor, high-tension action scenes and an unlikely hero. - USA Today

Just about everything in GUN MACHINE, Warren Ellis's dark but pleasingly quirky crime thriller, is a little bit off, not quite what you'd expect...In his way Tallow is almost as weird as the hunter, and yet he's also oddly endearing, so single-minded you can't help rooting for him. - New York Times

ISBN: 9781444730647
ISBN-10: 9781846771552
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 8th January 2013
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.4  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1