The Ballad Of Hanging Lees by David Nolan
“The King Of Manc Noir” – Altricham Word Festival
In Manchester, vigilantes are setting traps online to expose sexual predators and once they have a suspect in their sights they’re taking the law into their own hands , acting as judge, jury and executioner.
When the suicide of a troubled woman near to Hanging Lees Reservoir implicates an old friend, reporter Danny Johnston has no choice but to investigate.
As more bodies are discovered Danny finds himself being pulled deeper and deeper into a case whose roots date back decades, and as he tries to uncover the truth he begins to be haunted by horrifying dreams of his own.
A terrible secret, kept for than 40 years is about to change everything.
In the final act of David Nolan's Manc Noir trilogy, The Ballad of Hanging Lees will play us out... then fade to black.
Praise for David Nolan
A dark but compelling novel very much rooted in fact – I LOVE Manchester
Author David Nolan has used his memories of the 1990 Strangeways riots as a backdrop to his debut novel and channelled his anger about a Manchester murder that shocked the nation - Manchester Evening News
Dark, brooding, angry - very angry at times. A compelling mystery with a social conscience - itsanindiebookblog.com
Gripping from the outset. This is a stark, desolate book - stunning - The Irresponsible Reader
Manchester is a location that's been underused in fiction but David Nolan is keen to claim it - this is Manc Noir - Northern Soul Magazine
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