Partridge in a Pear Tree (short story)
Stuart MacBride, Read by Ian Hanmore

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Narrated By: Ian Hanmore

Duration: 19 minutes

What to expect

First story in a collection of interlinked tales of crime and retribution laced with dark humour, set around the festive season

Billy Partridge wasn’t really cut out to be a cat burglar, but it was ‘do the job, or come up with thirteen grand by Thursday, or have both legs shattered’.

‘Do the job’ seemed the least worst option. But he’s about to find out just how bad the least worst option can be…

Genre

Crime & mystery fiction, Thriller / suspense fiction

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Praise for Stuart MacBride:

‘Fierce, unflinching and shot through with the blackest of humour; this is crime fiction of the highest order’
Mark Billingham

‘Some of the grittiest crime-writing in the field’
Independent

‘Admirers of tough, modern crime novels will be in seventh heaven – or should that be hell?’
Express

‘Ferocious and funny, this is Tartan Noir at its best’
Val McDermid

‘Hard-hitting prose with a bone-dry humour and characters you can genuinely believe in, Stuart MacBride’s novels are a real treat’
Simon Kernick