Hello Darkness

By Anthony McGowan

A black comedy and high-school noir from a critically acclaimed writer

"A darkly comic and original mystery novel filled with Raymond Chandleresque noir dialogue" - The Telegraph Someone is on a killing spree – slaughtering the school pets with a cold-blooded savagery. The number-one suspect: Johnny Middleton. Johnny’s had problems in the past, but they’re behind him now. So what if he still sees the world a little differently? He’s not crazy and he’s not a killer. And he’s going to prove it.

Categories: Fiction

For readers aged: 14+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781406337846
  • Published: 05 Sep 2013
  • Price: £7.99
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  • Size: 198 x 129 mm
  • Pages: 272

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'A gripping, original and stylish novel' The Times

'Whereas wannabe noir fiction often mistakes bleakness for darkness, McGowan has empathy for his troubled protagonist. If a disturbing read can be fun, if laugh-out-loud can have heart and soul, McGowan’s got it nailed' Scotsman Magazine

'McGowan’s high school noir is fresh, fast and seriously good fun' Booktrust

'A masterfully clever story with a tongue-in-cheek sense of wit' Sister Spooky

'McGowan achieves some gorgeously, glitteringly mad writing.' Literary Review

'An original, unsettling noir thriller.' New Statesman

'A subtle, shifting and surprising story that avoids easy definition and is memorable...weirdly wonderful' Books For Keeps

'Hello Darkness is a darkly comic and original mystery novel for young adults filled with Raymond Chandleresque noir dialogue' Telegraph Top 10 YA books of 2013

'Hello Darkness is a darkly comic and original mystery novel for young adults filled with Raymond Chandleresque noir dialogue' Telegraph Top 10 YA books of 2013

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