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Stav Sherez

Stav Sherez

Stav Sherez is the author of The Devil’s Playground, shortlisted by the Crime Writers Association, and The Black Monastery. He spent five years as a music journalist, mainly for the cult music magazine Comes with a Smile. He has also written for the Daily Telegraph. He lives in London.

 

       

     

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  • Book Review: ELEVEN DAYS, by Stav Sherez Eleven Days, by Stav Sherez. Published 2014 by Europa Editions. Crime Fiction/Mystery. When it comes to series, I rarely read past volume one. It's not that I'm anti-series; I just usually don't get hooked enough to continue,...
    — Nov 5 2014
  • Marie C. reviews ELEVEN DAYS by Stav Sherez Eleven Days, by Stav Sherez. Published 2014 by Europa Editions. Crime Fiction/Mystery. When it comes to series, I rarely read past volume one. It's not that I'm anti-series; I just usually don't get hooked enough to continue,...
    — Nov 4 2014
  • The first in a new series by Stav Sherez, A Dark Redemption introduces DI Jack Carrigan and DS Geneva Miller as they investigate the murder of a Ugandan student. This is only the beginning... I have done my share of deep and heavy reading this summer, so it was a great pleasure...
    — Aug 21 2013
  • Inspector Jack Carrigan, the troubled protagonist of Stav Sherez's masterfully executed British police procedural A Dark Redemption (Europa Editions, paper, $17) is adamant on one point: "We don't talk about those days. We don't talk about Africa." But Carrigan can't forget the...
    — Jul 30 2013
  • At first I didn’t think I’d enjoy this book, as the descriptions of torture and murder are extremely gruesome and shockingly brutal; but the story is so intriguing that I had to read on. I’m glad I did as I learned a lot about the plight of African immigrants in London.
    — Jul 11 2013
  • I am well aware that it is very bad form to judge a book by its cover. However, having finished A Dark Redemption by Stav Sherez, I fully understand why such a dark and mysterious image of Big Ben and the River Thames was chosen as the artwork for his latest crime novel.
    — Jul 11 2013
  • A young East African student from the university is found murdered in a London apartment. She had been raped and viciously mutilated, her dying words videotaped. Jack Carrigan, Detective-inspector of the Criminal Investigation Division, is assigned the case with an assistant,...
    — Jul 5 2013
  • Six novels have been shortlisted for the 2013 Theakstons Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year Award, including two titles from Faber. Stav Sherez's A Dark Redemption and Chris Ewan's Safe House, both Faber, will compete with Denise Mina's Gods and Beasts (Orion), Mark Billingham's...
    — Jul 3 2013
  • When Jack Carrigan, a mercurial police inspector, is sent to investigate the sadistic murder of a young Ugandan woman in her West London apartment, he senses "how the past could come crashing up against the substrate of your consciousness like some unstoppable thing." Years earlier,...
    — Jun 4 2013
  • This impressive series kickoff from British author Sherez (THE DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND) introduces Det. Insp. Jack Carrigan, a Scotland Yard veteran regarded as an oddball for his obsessive devotion to his work. Years earlier, after graduating from college, Carrigan and two friends...
    — Apr 29 2013

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