Deadhead



➶ Deadhead Free ➬ Author Shaun Hutson – E17streets4all.co.uk For Nick Ryan, private detective, life is all work and no play his family has left him, and he s been given six months to live When his daughter is kidnapped by a gang responsible for a series of murd For Nick Ryan, private detective, life is all work and no play his family has left him, and he s been given six months to live When his daughter is kidnapped by a gang responsible for a series of murders, he begins an obsessive hunt fof her and will not stop Time is running out for both of them.Deadhead

British horror novelist, including horror and urban thriller novelsHis novella Slugs was made into a movie, although Hutson didn t like the movie He also appeared in two horror movies himselfHutson is a Liverpool FC fan.

Deadhead PDF ò Paperback
  • Paperback
  • 326 pages
  • Deadhead
  • Shaun Hutson
  • English
  • 08 May 2019
  • 0751501336

10 thoughts on “Deadhead

  1. says:

    This copy is signed by the author Shaun Hutson.

  2. says:

    Homeless kids are being slaughtered but cancer ridden PI Nick Ryan doesn t care until his daughter falls into the hands of the killers, a duo of snuff auteurs whose sickness knows no bounds And it does get pretty damn sick in places the people are as decrepit as the slum housing they slink in Blood and guts and sex and little hope but you expect bleak in Hutson s world The only real surprise was that there was no supernatural element at all not a problem, but I took it for granted and Homeless kids are being slaughtered but cancer ridden PI Nick Ryan doesn t care until his daughter falls into the hands of the killers, a duo of snuff auteurs whose sickness knows no bounds And it does get pretty damn sick in places the people are as decrepit as the slum housing they slink in Blood and guts and sex and little hope but you expect bleak in Hutson s world The only real surprise was that there was no supernatural element at all not a problem, but I took it for granted and was wondering when it would materialize Not one of his best, but enjoyable nonetheless and told with customary gusto

  3. says:

    Fast paced read, didn t expect that ending, but what an ending it was Loved it

  4. says:

    Was an OK read But don t think that I would pick it up again.

  5. says:

    Half horror, half thriller, but neither thrilling nor scary.

  6. says:

    this book is interesting and exiting.

  7. says:

    This review first appeared on scifiandscary.com Deadhead , like many of Shaun Hutson s later books, inhabits that murky world between crime and horror fiction His early work was unashamedly horror, and often horror of an over the top and quite silly variety Killer slugs, undead babies and zombie hitmen all feature in novels packed with disgustingly detailed gore and wrapped in lurid covers As he matured as a writer, he dropped the supernatural elements and his books became even darker They r This review first appeared on scifiandscary.com Deadhead , like many of Shaun Hutson s later books, inhabits that murky world between crime and horror fiction His early work was unashamedly horror, and often horror of an over the top and quite silly variety Killer slugs, undead babies and zombie hitmen all feature in novels packed with disgustingly detailed gore and wrapped in lurid covers As he matured as a writer, he dropped the supernatural elements and his books became even darker They re horrific tales of people doing horrible things to each other Unquestionably still horror, butakin to something like The Girl Next Door than anything Stephen King might pen Deadhead is very much that kind of book It s a stark, disturbing thriller about a private eye with terminal cancer searching for his young daughter who has been kidnapped by gangsters with a side line in child pornography and snuff movies If that description has put you off, then I strongly recommend not reading this book It pulls no punches and there is one scene in particular which I m surprised made it into print The question I ask myself, when a writer presents something that appalling on the page, is whether the book is good enough to justify it I m not as big a fan of The Girl Next Door as some, but I think there is enough emotional weight in the story that the atrocities that Jack Ketchum describes don t feel gratuitous Hutson isn t as good a writer as Ketchum, and as a result he doesn t quite manage to make the grade Deadhead is shocking in a way that screams look at me rather than trying to make the reader think about the nature of evil Putting all of that aside if it is possible to , Deadhead is a decent thriller The first half is a bit slow, with too much time taken on the build up but the second is taut gripping Hutson s characters aren t exactly deep, but at least you know which ones to root for Of course, his defining characteristic as a writer is the attention he pays to violence Hutson doesn t tell you that someone got shot in the head, he tells you where the bullet entered their skull and where it exited With an anatomical precision that any medical student would be proud of, he also gleefully describes exactly what it destroyed on its way through Deadhead is actually a lot less violent than a lot of his books, but when it is violent, it makes everyone else look tame, even Ketchum So, would I recommend it Probably not, but if you re a Hutson fan and you haven t read it, you won t be disappointed

  8. says:

    I am reviewing the urban thriller Deadhead by Shaun Hutson which is an excellent novel which I bought from a car boot sale This book along with a lot of Hutson s work is a bit of a shocker but it did keep my interest throughout the novel The plot is Nick Ryan who is a bit of a down in his luck private detective in the Clapham Common area of London has a drink problem and later in the book gets diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer There are runaway youngsters being kidnapped and gruesomely mu I am reviewing the urban thriller Deadhead by Shaun Hutson which is an excellent novel which I bought from a car boot sale This book along with a lot of Hutson s work is a bit of a shocker but it did keep my interest throughout the novel The plot is Nick Ryan who is a bit of a down in his luck private detective in the Clapham Common area of London has a drink problem and later in the book gets diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer There are runaway youngsters being kidnapped and gruesomely murdered and when the killer kidnaps Nick s daughter who has gone on the game and demands a ransom of 1 million and for the police to be kept out of it the killer has bitten offthan he can chew Suddenly Nick has nothing to lose and goes all out to find the killer or killers as it turns out to be as there are 2 of them working together His daughter has turned to prostitution to fuel her drug habit and been mistaken for a homeless person and the killer has thought he has an opportunity to make money Nick has only just done a case involving a husband and wife where he had to track the wife and prove she was having an affair and he wasn t very sympathetic when the husband was reluctant to go through with a divorce I think nobody else does these kinds of books as well as Hutson and it does have a reasonably happy ending Somebody once said to me he writes sick books but he does do it very well Apparently once he read a book which was poorly written and thought he could do a better job of writing than that which led to him becoming an author He also never writes at weekends and of course is an English author I think he deserves a wider readership and this book was written in 1993 so is quite old but if like me you see it somewhere for sale is well worth buying

  9. says:

    This is actually, believe it or not, but a really well written Hutson novel He s taken on a completly different style than his usual chuck in a load of blood gore method The plot s actually a really good one and Hutson actually managed to produce some suspense and characterisation Obviously, we re still not on award winning standards yet, but I d say that this novel is definetly worth a read by all fans of horror, even if you haven t liked any of Hutson s other work The plot goes somethi This is actually, believe it or not, but a really well written Hutson novel He s taken on a completly different style than his usual chuck in a load of blood gore method The plot s actually a really good one and Hutson actually managed to produce some suspense and characterisation Obviously, we re still not on award winning standards yet, but I d say that this novel is definetly worth a read by all fans of horror, even if you haven t liked any of Hutson s other work The plot goes something like this A sickening series of murders in London have left 5 homeless kids mutilated, and the capital is in shock Nick Ryan, private detective, has seen the reports, but it s not his problem No one s paying him to find the killers He doesn t care In fact, since his wife and daughter left him, he hasn t cared about a lot, least of all himself Suddenly there s another victim She s not homeless and so far she s not dead But when Ryan sees the videotape of his own daughter and her masked, male captors, he begins a desperate, obsessive hunt for her and he will not stop.There is one rather explosive, graphic scene in the book which is definetly not suitable for youngsters, but all in all, this novel isn t the gorefest splatter horror novel we ve come to expect from our Mr Hutson And I must say that it is a refreshing change Enjoy

  10. says:

    SPOILERS finished this one in 2 days And what a great one You want something really Vile Utterly vile Pick up this I ve read alot by Hutson, and there were still Three moments during this when i audibly exclaimed Auughh because the sentence i had just read was That repulsive A hard drinking, hard smoking, foul mouthed lead character Check.His broken marriage and kid Check.Evil baddies Check.Prostitutes and murder Check.The book also skates very close to the edge of an incredibl SPOILERS finished this one in 2 days And what a great one You want something really Vile Utterly vile Pick up this I ve read alot by Hutson, and there were still Three moments during this when i audibly exclaimed Auughh because the sentence i had just read was That repulsive A hard drinking, hard smoking, foul mouthed lead character Check.His broken marriage and kid Check.Evil baddies Check.Prostitutes and murder Check.The book also skates very close to the edge of an incredibly risky subject matter, and, as you would expect, it is far from Subtle I have a few questions about the abrupt way the book finishes Kiernan spends an exhausting time searching for his sister but ends up helping Ryan You never get a single glimpse of his missing sister The futility of life i guess And Emma Powell, surely she should have gotten a tremendous beating for her part in the supplying Charles Thornton, i guess he got his building and everything was just tickedy boo, right How about some final words from Kim No Alright thenMy favourite sentence in the entire book From the frozen frame of the picture the semen splattered face of Maria Jenkins screamed silently

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