Nick Stone

Mr Clarinet
  • Mr Clarinet

  • Nick Stone

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    'Ten million dollars if he performed a miracle and brought the boy back alive, five million dollars if he came back with just the body, and another five million if he dragged the killers in with it. Those were the terms, and, if he chose to accept them, that was the deal'

    Ex-cop, ex-PI and now ex-con Max Mingus doesn't want to take the case. It means going to Haiti, a lawless island of voodoo and black magic and home to a monster they call Mr Clarinet. In searching for the missing boy - alive or dead - Max could lose his life or suffer a fate far worse. But a man who has nothing will risk a lot for ten million dollars . . .

    'Triumphant' Observer

    'Terrifying, exhilarating, breathlessly compelling' Daily Express

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    Winner of the CWA Ian Fleming Steel Dagger Award, the International Thriller Writers Award and the Mcavity Award for Best First Novel

Nick Stone was born in Cambridge in 1966. His father is the historian Norman Stone, and his mother descends from one of Haiti’s oldest families, the Aubrys. Nick spent his early years in Haiti, before returning to England to finish his schooling. As a teenager he took up boxing, but gave it up when he won a place to read history at Cambridge. Mr Clarinet is his first novel and was awarded the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger by the Crime Writers' Association for best thriller of 2006. He is married and lives in London.