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Sixteen Horses - Greg Buchanan

Sixteen Horses - Greg Buchanan

Title: Sixteen Horses

Author:  Greg Buchanan

ISBN:  9781529027167

Weight:  990 g

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Sixteen Horses by Greg Buchanan

A story of enduring guilt, trauma, and punishment, set in a small seaside community the rest of the world has left behind…

Near the dying English seaside town of Ilmarsh, local police detective Alec Nichols discovers sixteen horses’ heads on a farm, each buried with a single eye facing the low winter sun.  After forensic veterinarian Cooper Allen travels to the scene, the investigators soon uncover evidence of a chain of crimes in the community – disappearances, arson and mutilations – all culminating in the reveal of something deadly lurking in the ground itself.

In the dark days that follow, the town slips into panic and paranoia.  Everything is not as it seems.  Anyone could be a suspect.  And as Cooper finds herself unable to leave town, Alec is stalked by an unseen threat.  The two investigators race to uncover the truth behind these frightening and insidious mysteries – no matter the cost.

Peer & Press Reviews

Poignant, chilling, eerie, and gruesome, Sixteen Horses is a thriller with a literary soul, perfect for fans of Netflix’s Dark or BBC’s Top of the Lake.  Buchanan impressively balances horror and empathy, showing real evil while also exploring the human cost of economic collapse.  A unique, ambitious debut that left me shocked and enthralled.

Sara Sligar, author of Take Me Apart

A dark, ambitious, and highly intelligent thriller…  This complex, often gothic tale is definitely an eye-opener.

Publishers Weekly

Dark, visceral and disturbing, this highly suspenseful and beautifully written thriller is totally gripping from start to finish.  A hugely impressive debut

Alex Michaelides, author of The Silent Patient

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title Sixteen Horses
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Jacket note The ‘Between the Covers’ roundel on the front of the jacket isn’t a sticker, it’s part of the design.
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On a signature page, tipped-in before the title page.
(Printed on this page is the title and the phrase ‘Signed by the author’.)
Awards and Media
Awards and prizes CWA John Creasey (New Blood) Dagger 2022 – longlist
TV feature Airing on 24 May 2021, Sixteen Horses is the Newly-published book pick in episode 3 of BBC 2’s Between the Covers series.
Television adaptation Michelle Kroes (on behalf of CAA) negotiated the deal that saw Gaumont UK win the TV rights to Sixteen Horses, Buchanan’s debut thriller.
The drama development for the series is being led by Gaumont UK CEO and executive producer Alison Jackson and its senior development executive, Jamie Jackson.
Book Stats
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Mantle
Publication date
Printed by CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13 9781529027167
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 451 [main body]
Size (h x w x d) 241x 163 x 42mm
Packed weight 1.040kg [heavy book]
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph John Parris © Buchanan Productions
Jacket images Sky: Paul Walsh / EyeEm / Getty Images
Foreground hair: saulgranda / Getty Images
Grass & birds: Shutterstock
Building: Christopher Furlong / Getty Images

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