Red Riding Nineteen Eighty, Paperback
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Nineteen Eighty is set against an evolving backdrop of power, corruption and lies.

The nightmare continues during the winter of 1980 when the Ripper murders his thirteenth victim and the whole of Yorkshire is terrorised.

Assistant Chief Constable Hunter struggles to solve the hellish crimes and bring an end to the horror, but is drawn ever deeper into a world of bent coppers and sleaze.

After his house is burned down, his wife is threatened and his colleagues turn against him, Hunter's quest becomes personal as he has nothing left to lose. Nineteen Eighty is a compelling battle between two desperate men, each determined to destroy the other.

This third volume of the Red Riding Quartet displays Peace's unique voice which places him as one of the UK's finest crime writers.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781846687075



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I think this was my favourite of the Red Riding quartet. The narrative is based around Peter Hunter, a Manchester officer brought in to the West Yorkshire force to review the investigation into the Yorkshire Ripper. Hunter is a great character, the first police officer within the series you think you can trust. The book is based mainly around the hunt for the Ripper, which was based on real facts and I think because it was based around a real murder (and one that affected me strongly in my memory as I was only about 8 years' old at the time) it was intriguing. The book goes further into the corruption in the West Yorkshire police and is very believable.

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